|A ground breaking ceremony for the One Sky Đà Nẵng kindergarten project in Đà Nẵng on Saturday. It’s the first kindergarten project for workers’ children at Hòa Khánh Industrial Zone in the central city’s Liên Chiểu District. — VNS Photo Tran Phuong Thao |Viet Nam News
ĐÀ NẴNG — The central city of Đà Nẵng and the American Half the Sky Foundation have started construction of a care centre and kindergarten for needy children to be completed by 2019.
The 3,800sq.m kindergarten will be built with a total investment of US$3.8 million, of which $3.4 million is funded by the Half the Sky Foundation, for 250 children of workers at the Hòa Khánh Industrial Park.
The project, the first by Half the Sky Foundation in Việt Nam, will include office buildings, multipurpose rooms, classrooms and a playground for children from six to 36 months.
According to the city, over 30,000 workers, 60 per cent female, work at Hoà Khánh industrial zone in Liên Chiểu District, but the district has only 36 licensed public and private kindergartens and more than 210 unlicensed childcare facilities operating regularly.
The city also said Japanese JP Holdings plans to invest in a high quality kindergarten education project in the city from next year, with estimated capital of $5 million. — VNS