Last weekend ( 1st & 2nd of April ), we had an exciting and meaningful activities with the children at “School on the Boat” – a non-profit organization that helping the “Red River children” in their schooling.
Their families are in precarious situations: they live illegally by the waterside of the Red River, and earn between US$2 to $5 per day per family. Sanitary conditions are also worrying: unhealthy floating houses, daily use of the polluted and dirty water from the Red River…
Many children lives beside the Red River don’t have birth certificates. Although they have this they can’t go to the public school, because their parents cannot afford to pay the 270 US$ of scholar fees from the public school.
Zó want to help this children to have opportunity to learn something new about local knowledge and Vietnam traditional paper.
We have shared the knowledge of Vietnam traditional paper and learnt how to make paper together. Watching the kids eager to learn and focus on study steps of making papers, we feel really happy.
We do hope not only the children at School on the Boat but also our next generation, we will preserve our traditional handmade paper together.
Much thanks to School on the Boat with such meaningful works you are doing for disadvantaged children living along the Red River and in the Long Bien area. In the near future, Zó want to continue to cooperate with School on the Boat.
If you want to organized any workshop or activities with Zó, don’t hesitate to contact with us.
Zó’s fanpage: www.facebook.com/zoproject