Saturday March 19th: International Day of Francophonie
Saturday March 19th was the International Day of Francophonie. On this special occasion, France Volontaires invited us to share a stand at the University of Hanoï with two others NGO: LP4Y and Volunteer for Peace. This day was entirely devoted to communicate with vietnamese students and was animated by games and quiz about voluntary work. The event was widely attended by representatives of institutions such as the French, Swiss and Canadian embassies, French High School of Hanoi, and many francophone institutions and schools.
Thank you for inviting us, France Volontaires !
Sunday March 20th: Tennis Day
Once again this year, Clément organized a tennis contest at Ciputra to raise funds for School On The Boat. We made the most of the opportunity to promote School On The Boat actions. Thanks to the incredible talent of Thu for facepainting, children left with beautiful cats, butterflies and other makeups on their face. At the end of the morning, Clement made a generous donation of 2.5 million VND to School On The Boat generated by entries during the tournament. Again, a big thank you to all the team and see you next year for another day Tennis!
Friday March 25th: Battle of the Bands Fundraising Event
Last month, we talked about this 9 intrepid cyclists teamwho are about to travel 1800 km to reach Ho Chi Minh City
on 8 April.
GO TEAM XE DAP !!!
More than a personal and sporting challenge, the goal of Team Xe Dap is also to raise money for charities in their own country as well as for On The Boat School in Hanoi. To achieve this, their supporters can make an online donation via Simplygiving. We also encourage you to have a look on their Facebook page and their blog:
On Friday March 25th, the Team Xe Dap and School On The Boat met at Hanoi Rock City for the Battle of the Bands Fundraising Event. The event was a real success, combining live music, positive atmosphere, auction, raffle and especially excellent Banh Mi cooked and sold by our moms from Island: thank you Chi Phuc, Chi Anh, Chi Ngan et Chi Phuc, we still hear about these Banh Mi a week later !!
To top off this unforgettable night, we collected approximately 31 million VND, which is about € 1,200.
A big thank you to Team Xe Dap for your energy and time, it was a pleasure to organize this event with you and we wish you the greatest of courage for this Hanoi / Ho Chi Minh bike trip!