Monday, September 5th
The United Nations have named September 5th as International Day of Charity. To highlight the importance of charitable action and our many links within our local and international communities, BVIS are taking this entire week to celebrate what it means to be charitable.
At BVIS, charitable action is much more than giving funds. It is about recognising problems that can be solved or topics that are worthy of increased awareness. At BVIS, we believe that anyone – big or small; old or young – can make a positive impact. At BVIS, we are caring and committed to our community.
This week, our focus is on
Global Goal 6: Access to Clean Water and Sanitation
. As we know, Vietnam is now listed amongst the many other countries facing a water crisis. As sea levels rise, the fresh water supply is more limited. As global warming increases, the periods of drought have become longer. Finally, access to proper sanitation and clean water sources in rural areas of Vietnam is scarce; causing up to 80% of diseases.
At BVIS, we want our students to understand the vital importance of water and access to safe sanitation. We have created daily activities for our students to enjoy which highlight some of the different realities faced by those across the country and worldwide every day. These include Wednesday’s Water Carrying Challenge and Thursday’s Water Filtration Game. Finally, our week will finish with Wear Blue Mufti Day in support of
Va Va Cu Chi
clean water projects. This NPO was chosen by students at BVIS to be the most worthy of funds, as it provides school children in Cu Chi district access to clean water. We encourage our students and their families to donate a minimum of 50,000vnd on Friday, September 9
so that we can continue to fund this meaningful project.
We wish everyone a week of meaningful and fun learning experiences as we celebrate charitable action and community at BVIS.