Friday, March 26, 2010

For The Kids

Chau O, Vietnam - One of UniReach International’s early project focus was constructing playgrounds in centralized areas around Da Nang and Hanoi. With so much need in so many places, one might ask why playgrounds. That is until you visit one of these completed projects and see the joy these slides and swings bring to the community. Playgrounds have also given UniReach the ability to work within the local government structure and determine other areas of need. Perhaps not apparent in the main street culture, but Vietnam is still a socialist country. Working within its borders in any capacity requires great patience and negotiating on the part of non-profits. It was clear by the smiles on the children’s faces and the tears it brought to Bill Hoyt, President of UniReach that all the negotiations were worth it.

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