This was the slogan for the opening of our library in 2010. During Vanessa’s 5 month volunteer work in Vietnam with the Degenhardt Foundation we started this project for Bai Huongs library. While the foundation did the paperwork with the government, Tu collected about 700 Vietnamese books all over the country and Vanessa’s family back home helped getting founds from friends. The government supported our work by giving us a room to use for free.
We had our opening on May 29th 2010, although the works on the building were not finished we had furniture, books and educational toys. The kids and local families were very happy and thankful about our work and effort.
Unfortunately we had to realize this year that the library was not working as we thought. It should have been accessible for the kids, but as the building was manly used for meetings the kids did not have many chance to play and read.
I’m very happy to be able today to say that we resolved the last obstacle in June 2011. We moved the library to a private house, where the children have always access. We still need to do a few works for a small playground in front of the house, but soon we will have the perfect place for Bai Huong’s children to learn and play!
I would like to use this opportunity to thank the people who always supported us to realize this project: My best friend in Vietnam, she wants to be anonym. Linh from my homestay in Hoi An The Cu Lao Cham Marine Park Administration Degenhardt Foundation Karmawaters and at last but not at least Thanks to my parents and the Oberengadiner Fastenwoche Celerina