The Reach

Member

Thy Hoàng (Jessie)


Local organization

JCI East Saigon


National organization

Vietnam


Member

Thy Hoàng (Jessie)


Duration

From October 22, 2018 to September 30, 2021

Target

The project targets all people in the commune who were isolated from surrounding areas when the flood occurred, unable to get relief and access to public services.


Target population

5000


Target avg age

35


People impacted

4500


Root cause

Root cause: Infrastructure is essential for economic development. It can boost health, wealth, access to education, and public safety - and help prepare for global crises like pandemics.


Sustainable Development Goal

Sustainable Cities and Communities


Development stage

Education and Economic Empowerment


Purpose

As urban cities are going through rapid economic growth and development in all fields, the difference in living conditions between urban and rural areas is expanding. Basic material facilities such as transportation systems, water supply, drainage systems, and more have not been repaired since the Vietnam war in 1975. The issue has gotten overlooked for so long that in remote regions, even children would have to put their lives on the line to get access to education, for that there is no solid bridge to use while commuting, especially for Quang Binh province, where the most catastrophic flood in the past 100 years swept through in 2020. Facing the consequences of the disaster, transportation through the damaged bridges across rising rivers is even more dangerous than before, yet for their livelihood, locals have no choice. Confronting with this situation, JCI East Saigon and JCI Anseong have collaborated on the project "The Reach" to achieve these main goals:
Support the beneficiaries' financial state by promoting agricultural and non-agricultural trade activities, which are brought by the commuting benefits from the bridge.
- Ensure the safety of people's lives while commuting to perform daily activities and during challenging weather.
- A complete transport system for locals to access facilities and public services in terms of health and education.


Overview

Many researches carried out in Vietnam and neighboring countries since 2015 has shown that investments in local roads and bridges have had a significant impact on poverty alleviation, social participation, school attendance, and health services.
The Reach provides safe, accessible, affordable, and sustainable transport systems for all. Furthermore, the project aims at improving road quality by building new infrastructures, expanding public transportation with special attention to the needs of those in remote, mountainous areas such as women, children, the disabled, and the elderly.


Results

Impact
The Reach aims to ameliorate the living conditions and boost economic growth in rural and regional areas of Vietnam, especially for those suffering from natural disasters, by constructing or rehabilitating the road network, water supply, and electricity distribution systems.

Motivate
Besides building bridges to support vulnerable people effectively, The Reach also raises awareness of brother JCI Chapters and members about social problems to remind the youth to take action against them.

Invest
JCI Anseong, with help from other local organizations, citizens, and senior members, has raised an efficient fund for the project.
JCI East Saigon members are also actively fundraising through social media networks with expertise in community analysis and influencers.

Collaborate
The Reach has cooperated with local authorities to officially initiate the construction of the bridge and address any additional issues throughout the constructing process. Furthermore, we have gained financial and promotional support of two influential Vietnamese celebrities, MC Tran Thanh and Singer Ho Ngoc Ha.

Connect
The Reach is not just about building bridges. It also "bridges" JCI members, young active citizens from different nations together to spread out the JCI Value and achieve the United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals.


Recommendations

SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT
- With the appearance of a stable bridge, people will live without worrying about the risk of accidents and be better prepared for annual flood seasons.
- The bridge will create sustainable economic, social, and generate more educational values between the two regions with 822 households from the time of presence till years down the road.
We hope to contribute to creating a future with a solid foundation of sustainable development, not simply building bridges for infrastructure and social security but also building our future


Contact

https://jcieastsaigon.com/

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