Despite significant economic growth during the recent years, Vietnam is still a poor country. The condition of disabled people and disadvantaged children is critical. They are abandoned have to look after themselves. Illiterate, particularly in countryside, they are reduced to begging on the streets or working in awful conditions in order to survive.
In addition to a roof over their heads, Maison Chance wanted to offer free education to all those facing disadvantages. This basic education lays the foundation which allows them to access higher education or to engage in vocational training, helping them to get a job.
Confronted by children with troubled backgrounds and uncertain futures, Maison Chance attempts to teach as much as possible to its pupils.
In addition to the official curriculum (Vietnamese, mathematics, history, geography and civil education classes), pupils also have computer, English classes, music, art, and sport.
A typical day at school
Classes from first grade to 5th grade of primary school are attended by around 181 students in Maison Chance’s school.
Morning classes begin from 7.30 am and break at 11 am.
A lunch prepared by the Maison Chance canteen, satisfying their daily nutritional needs, is served before an afternoon nap.
The afternoon, class resumes from 1:30 p.m. to 4:45 p.m.
In total 181 students are enrolled in a Village Chance’s school, 170 students passed their final exam and 104 of them obtained a reward for working well. 11 students will have to retake their final exam.
All 28 students of the fifth year received their primary education degree, and 06 of them had excellent results in Vietnamese and mathematics.
In the nursery of Village Chance, children were 41 this year including 07 children in the class of less than 3 years. For the next school year, 11 new children will enroll in kindergarten and 8 children will go to primary school.
Maison Chance also provides financial support to the most successful students facilitating access to secondary and tertiary level education.
On the school year 2016-2017, 09 Maison Chance orphans went to external schools, including 05 in secondary school, 03 in high-school, and 01 in university.
All the children of the Shelter, go to a circus activity, three times a week.