Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Yesterday while visiting Andy Keating at Hoa Binh Hotel (Long Xuyen, An Giang Vietnam) on another charity initiative, we connected with Tad Kincaid and to learn some excellent news about Khai Tri Orphanage. So we will be visiting the 8 am computer class this morning to see the library Winnetka Rotary & Library Project Vietnam helped built in action.

 Yes. I just ran into Tom. I am here with a team of HR and recruiting experts from Facebook and Box who are here supporting Orphan Impact to improve the "career preparation" component of our project. We are visiting orphanages in 3 provinces.

Side note: We started teaching our computer class at Khai Tri in June 2014. Going well so far. 6 classes each week. 54 participating students.
If you guys are free tonight or tomorrow, stop by.

Tad Kincaid
Orphan Impact
Founder & Managing Director
Vietnam Mobile: +84.121.4965.103
US Mobile: 503.453.9947
Email: tad@orphanimpact.org

Monday, April 9, 2012

Meeting with AGU RCCD and New School in An Giang Province

Two years ago we asked Library Chuck to drop off a Classmate TabletPC (CMPC) with An Giang University's Resource Center for Community Development (RCCD) -- click here for the posting in this blog. We also donated the same Classmate TabletPC (CMPC) to Dr. Jade Stanley @ NEIU.edu for her to bring to a primary school she works with in Jamaica. By having two centers focused on community development, we hope they can combine resources in both countries.

The kids in Khai Tri Orphanage are truly amazing but the administration is not mature enough to accept donations from an NGO in a trustworthy manner for us. On this trip we connected with the largest primary school in Long Xuyen, Le Qui Don. The school has well over 1,600 students serving 1st through 5th grade. We believe there are 38 classrooms and the 3rd grade class we visited had 52 students. Talking to the 3rd grade Teacher, Vinh Mai, we learned that the class size is supposed to be 35 students per teacher but it's such a popular school for parents to send their kids that 50 kids per room is common.

We decided to let Vinh borrow our Classmate TabletPC we brought to the RCCD in April 2010 for the next 6 weeks so he can experiment using it with the kids at Le Qui Don. Here are some photos from this trip:

Here is Tom showing CMPC to Vice Principal at Le Qui Don Primary School.

3rd Graders using CMPC at Le Qui Don Primary School (Long Xuyen, An Giang Vietnam)

RCCD visit by Teacher from Le Qui Don Primary School where we gave them a CMPC to borrow for six weeks to experiment with his students.

We have our next trip planned for June where we can jointly determine if this school would like to work on this e-Learning For Kids project with us.

Sunday, February 5, 2012

Next Visit to Khai Tri Orphanage is Planned for April 2012

We have several projects in Vietnam and will definitely stop by Khai Tri in our next trip planned for April 2012.

Monday, November 14, 2011

Checking In at Khai Tri (Novemeber 2011)

RightStart4Kids October/November 2011 SE Asia Trip -- November 14, 2011

Visited Khai Tri Orphanage & e-Learning For Kids Library today. We cooked a big meal and threw a party for the 90+ kids with meat & milk to make sure everyone had lots of protein.

We are still waiting for new management with less corruption before donating more.

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Checking in at Khai Tri (November 2010)

Library Chuck visited Khai Tri Orphanage three times in less than twelve months (Dec 2009, April 2010 & October 2010).

During my November 2010 visit to Khai Tri we continued to hear that many of the donations (for example cash, personal and school supplies) are not going to the kids. Also, on April 15th the An Giang newspaper published an article with very serious issues that appear to still be under investigation.

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Library Chuck Visits Khai Tri & An Giang University

Library Chuck and Miss Le continues are good work partnering with An Giang University and stops by the library built with donations from RightStart4Kids and Rotary Club of Winnetka.