Safe to school - Narrow The Gap Community Program
1. Organization overview:
- Name: Frogsleap Foundation
- Established year: 2011
- Address: 67/68/16 Street 38, Hiep Binh Chanh Ward, Thu Duc District, HCM City
- Representative: Nguyen Huu Sy
- Title: Project manager
2. Project scopes:
- Location: My Duc Commune, Cang Long District, Tra Vinh Province
- Time: 1/6/2018 - 23/9/2019
- To achieve SDGs:
+ Goal 4: Quality Education
+ Goal 5: Gender Equality

3. Target community / beneficiaries:
Students at the primary school in Duc My Commune, Can Long District, Tra Vinh Province.
People on Con Ho, Tra Vinh Province.
4. Target community / beneficiaries challenges:
- Students in the area do not have the means of protection, as well as knowledge to prevent themselves from drowning.
- Parents and students do not have knowledge about protecting their children, or how to protect their children from online grooming
- Duc My A school's students currently have about 500 students. There is currently a 3:1 ratio of students to available computers, causing difficulties in learning.
- Con Ho is separate from the mainland, without electricity and water systems. Every year from April to August, this area is heavily flooded, causing difficulties in the lives of people here.
1. Initiative proposal:
The community that the project aims to:
- Students of the primary school in Duc My commune, Can Long district, Tra Vinh province.
- People on Con Ho, Tra Vinh province.
Challenges facing the community:
- Students in the area do not have the means of protection, as well as knowledge to prevent themselves from drowning.
- Parents and students do not have knowledge about protecting their children, or how to protect their children from online grooming
- Duc My A school's students currently have about 500 students. There is currently a 3:1 ratio of students to available computers, causing difficulties in learning.
- Con Ho is separate from the mainland, without electricity and water systems. Every year from April to August, this area is heavily flooded, causing difficulties in the lives of people here.
Project activities:
- Organize educational programs "drowning prevention" and "prevention of child sexual abuse".
- Awarded 100 life jackets for primary schools.
- Construction of 2 water filters for the people of Con Ho.
- Construction of a bridge for the people of Con Ho.
Result:
+ Students are trained in drowning prevention and child sexual abuse prevention skills
+ The students' sense of environmental protection is enhanced.
+ The people have clean water that can be used in daily life.
+ People have safety bridges to get on and off the shore
2. Long-term goals
Helping Con Ho become 1 Green Island, the first solar island in Vietnam. Tourism was encouraged and this changed local's lives.
Educating a generation of children who care about the environment means they can come back later to help their own locality on the path of sustainable development.
Building a generation of safe and happy children. Equip them with the skills to enter life.

3. Short-term goals
Solve difficulties in people's lives, specifically in this project about water issues.
Communication skills on prevention of "drowning" and "child sexual abuse" were communicated to 750 elementary school students in Duc My commune. From there it expanded to other villages.
4. Expectation outcomes/changes:
- 100% of households on Con Ho have clean water to use
- 100 life jackets were delivered to pupils and used effectively.
- They use knowledge of "drowning prevention" and "prevent child sexual abuse effectively
- More than 300 people in Islands and Duc My peninsular commune have a safe bridge in 3 years.
Nguyen Huu Sy - Project manager
Hoang Minh Truong - Project Assistant
Ho Phuong Thao - Accountant

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