Nhà Chống Lũ Project 2019: Call for Submissions
Time: 05 – 22 Sep 2019
From the organizers:
Launched in 2013, starting with Huong Son, Ha Tinh, through 6 years of working with poor people in flood areas, Nha Chong Lu (Flood-Resistant House) project has supported the construction of more than 700 houses, directly helping more than 3,500 people to have a safe life in face of natural disasters. To carry out this practical work, more than 250 talented artists at home and abroad have joined hands with Nha Chong Lu by donating their excellent works of art to participate in fundraising auction events for the project.
Continuing the beautiful spirit the project, Nha Chong Lu invites the artists to contribute for the 2019 fundraising campaign. With the method of fundraising through auctioning artworks, Nha Chong Lu commits to use all raised funds for the right purpose of: (1) building 120 new safe houses in Quang Nam, Quang Binh, Hau Giang, Soc Trang, (2) developing the Hanh Phuc (Happiness) Village model in Quang Nam and (3) researching and building sustainable livelihood models for people in flood areas in 2020. It is expected that fundraising events will take place on 25 Oct 2019 in Hanoi and 1 Nov 2019 in Ho Chi Minh City.
– From 5 Sep to 22 Sep 2019: Artists register to submit the artworks
– From 23 Sep – 29 Sep 2019: Nha Chong Lu select suitable artworks
– From 30 Sep 2019: Nha Chong Lu announce the selected artwork for the fundraising
– From 1 Oct – 25 Oct 2019: Logistic and administrative work
– From 25 Oct to 1 Nov 2019: Fundraising event in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City
Nha Chong Lu is a project under the Quy ho tro và Phat trien Cong dong Song Ben Vung – Quy Song (Sustainable Living Support and Development Fund – Living Fund for short) established under the Decision No. 2470/QD-BNV of the Ministry of Home Affairs. Living Fund is a social fund that aims to support people affected by natural disasters to lead a safe, stable life and to develop sustainable communities.
The two main activities of the Living Fund are Nha Chong Lu (Flood-Resistant House) and Hanh Phuc Xanh (Green Happiness). Up to now, Nha Chong Lu has provided financial and technical assistance to 700 safe houses in 11 project areas – estimated to help 3500 people be safe from disasters. Along with that, even though just been launched in 2018, Hanh Phuc Xanh has planted 15,000 trees in Quang Nam and Soc Trang, and more than 1,840 in Hanoi. In 2019, Hanh Phuc Xanh starts building two Hanh Phuc Xanh Parks in Ho Chi Minh City and Hoi An (Quang Nam). The program will continue to build Hanh Phuc Xanh Parks in urban areas, and begin to conduct restoration of natural forests in Kontum (Central Highlands) in 2020.
Translated by Hanoi Grapevine