The Six Senses Ninh Van Bay Management Team visited “Bong La” Village near “Thien An” Boarding house in Pleiku. The boarding school has over 100 children of which 24 are orphans and 5 severely handicapped children, all are being provided with a home and education. The initiators for the construction and funding of the Boarding house in Pleiku are Ms. Oanh Le Tinh and Mr. Jan Peters who started the foundation ‘Live and Give’ in Belgium to help disadvantaged children of Vietnam.
Bong La is a small village located 10 kilometers from the Thien An boarding school. Bong La has one spring that over 500 people use for drinking water, washing and bathing, this stream is now quite contaminated and the children have been suffering from scabies. The water is not being boiled before drinking and for some it is a few kilometers to walk from home to the stream.
Six Senses Ninh Van Bay has donated funds for installing the water well, water filter and bathing facilities. Six Senses uses the revenues from the sales of their ‘wellness water’ to guests at the resort to help finance this project. Six Senses wellness water is an initiative to mitigate carbon emissions by making healthy water on site at the resort reducing the need to import water from thousands of miles away. Whilst also using the revenue from the sales of the wellness water for water projects around the world.
The success of this project will be beneficial to the whole village by providing clean safe water while also reducing the high usage of the spring water for other villagers