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School Uniforms for Vietnam

Details Directorate: International

Project Leader: David Cleary

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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.