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|Description||Over a few years Heirisson raised over $10,000, with the help of Chisholm Catholic College, enough to provide 2,600 uniforms for children in the four schools at a cost of $3.80 each, the price of a cappuccino here in Perth!
In consultation with St Trish Franklin, Heirisson looked at ways to extend support for this program. Subsequently Heirisson was instrumental in LVAP fitting-out the first computers in a blind school in Vietnam.
If you would like to help LVAP in any way, please contact Loreto Vietnam.
|Heirisson’s role and criticality to success|
|Part of a strategic relationship or partnering/alliance?||There were no Rotary clubs in Vietnam, so Heirisson connected with a non-government organisation in Ho Chi Minh City, Loreto Vietnam Australia Program (LVAP), founded by Melbourne-based Loreto nuns, which runs four schools for disadvantaged children.
|What difference will the Project/Program make?||The student uniforms helped boost school attendance in a country where many parents cannot afford the cost of education and children are ashamed to go to school without a uniform.
|Other Benefits (Include sustainability of benefits, fun to do, recognition for Heirisson)||The uniforms were made in Vietnam by small businesses, thereby supporting local industry.
Sr Trish Franklin, who ran LVAP until July 2015 became a friend. To see her interview on 60 Minutes, please click here.