Inauguration of the primary school in Dak Nong (1)

On Tuesday 16th April, a ceremony took place to inaugurate the school of the social center Maison Chance in Dak Nong province. Laeticia Hallyday and her two daughters was there for the event. Welcomed by Tim Aline Rebeaud, the founder of Maison Chance, they stayed two days in Dak Nong to visit the place and share with the children.

Inauguration of the primary school in Dak Nong (1) Inauguration of the primary school in Dak Nong (2)

Three years ago, Laeticia Hallyday had laid the first stone of the school of the social center in Dak Nong. Her association « La Bonne Étoile », founded with Hélène Darroze in 2012, found the money to finance it. The inauguration of the school achieved few years of construction and was a wonderful moment of joy and sharing for everybody.

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Laeticia Hallyday and her daughters visited the social center and spent time in each class to share with children. At the beginning of the afternoon, everybody came under the big marquee in the middle of the school playground. On of the teacher took the role of the Master of Ceremony. Tim reminded the beginning of the project and thanked all stakeholders. Laeticia did a very emotional speech about her deceased husband who had supported her at the beginning of the project, and thanked the donors for their contribution. Then, the children wearing traditional costumes performed different ethnical minorities dances.

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The social center in Dak Nong welcome 120 children since the beginning of the school year in September 2018 and it will soon have 250 beneficiaries when all construction is finished. Among these 120 children, about 15 are with physical or mental disabilities. These children profit special daily healthcare sessions such as physiotherapy and horse therapy and adapted classes.

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The care of children at Maison Chance social center of Dak Nong is complete. The center proposes extra school activities like sport every morning and cartoon before sleeping. Every weekend, children can come back home to visit their family.

Text: Éléonore