In late September 2012, Bhaya Cruises coordinated with Killara and Kambala High School in Australia to organize a donation trip in Cua Van and Vung Vieng floating villages in Halong Bay. Bhaya Cruises hosted a group of 3 teachers and 24 students who then spent 4 days and 3 nights onboard repairingthe floating school as well as donating uniforms and notebooks for local teachers and pupils in these remote floating villages. Bhaya team has worked carefully with local authorities of these villages to identify the actual situation of the school, and to then come up with a list of much needed repairs.
With the instruction of teachers and the Bhaya team, the students were divided into four groups who all worked together to successfully completethe assigned tasks as scheduled. As a result of their hard work, the floating school now has a new, fresh coat of paint, 15 newly installed buoys, and is furnished with more than 30 sets of tables and chairs. Additionally, teachers and students of Killara High School gave local pupils more than 70 new uniforms and sets of books from Grade 1 to Grade 5 in the hope that they can have a better learning environment.
Mr. Tran Thanh Nam, Chairman of Bhaya Cruises says: “Bhaya Cruises always strives to help the local community and has strong commitments to be a true leader of sustainable and responsible cruises in Halong Bay. Bhaya Cruises takes pride in hosting donation trips such as these with Kimbala and Killara High School for the past three years, which brings practical meaning and value to local residents not only in Cua Van village but to Halong Bay in general. Additionally, Bhaya Cruises also helps Australian students to become more culturally and educationally aware of living habits and activities which are typical of the Halong Bay area. We will keep engaging in partnerships with other overseas and domestic organizations to promote donation tours such as these.”