It’s a mud slide no more!

It’s a mud slide no more!

COMPLETED August 2016: Safer pathway access for Thanh Son Elementary School Students

The wet season in the Mai Chau region of northern Vietnam can typically bring up to 296 mm (11.7 inches) in a month. During the wet season the steep pathway leading from the road down to Thanh Son School literally turns into a mud slide. Getting to and from school can be dangerous for the students and teachers.

In August 2015 the World Expeditions Foundation funded the materials and labour for a local workforce to construct a concrete stairway leading to the school, 100 m long x 1.5m wide, using bamboo as the base and gravel on top, as well as a side water pipe to drain the water.

Comments from the community: The new pathway from main road to Thanh Son Elementary School and Kindergarten is productive for the daily life of its teachers and children. The weather of Mai Chau is cloudy and wet almost whole year, so the old muddy dirt road is very difficult and dangerous to move, especially rainy days. Building new pathway helps the local people, mainly small children to go to school easier and safer than before.

Next project at this school is in March 2016 >> Learn more

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BEFORE: The pathway before work began was a slippery mudslide

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AFTER: The end result is a stairway giving students safe passage to school