Danish students donate a day of work worth DKK 194.680 to school in Hanoi

Students at Frederiksborg Gymnasium & HF look forward to revisiting the school in Vietnam in which they have supported with several fundraisings. Photo: Press photo

 

Frederiksborg Gymnasium & HF gives their 1st year and 2nd year students a different school day with the purpose of strengthening students’ global outlook and continuing to raise funds for the project ‘Give a hand to Hanoi’. 

With a donation of DKK 350 for a day’s work, participating students gets involved in the local community and do everything from gardening to cleaning for local companies, all to raise funds for the school project in Vietnam. The aim is to renovate a school in Vietnam in the village of Nam Lang, located in the mountains of Sa Pa. 

The idea behind the fundraising project ‘Give a hand to Hanoi’ came from Frederiksborg Gymnasium & HF’s first exchange to Vietnam in 2018, where 15 Danish exchange students visited one of Nguyen Tat Thanh’s own charity projects. The Danish students’ visit to an orphanage for the disabled made such a big impression on the students, that it was decided amongst them to help with future donations, writes Frederiksborg Gymnasium in a press release.

International coordinator at Frederiksborg Gymnasium and HF, Benedikte Neergaard Andersen says, “this year, the money from ‘Give a hand to Hanoi’ goes in full to renovate the school’s kitchen department. We are happy to help improve conditions at the school for the approximately 30 students in 0th, 1st and 2nd grade who belong to a minority called Red Dao.”

Last year, the students raised DKK 145,400 and with the amount of DKK 194,680 raised in 2020, the student exceeded last year’s fundraising by close to DKK 50.000.

Source: Sjaellandske Nyheder

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