|A new school in Ho Le hamlet in Quảng Trị Province’s Hương Hóa District, funded by Cargill Cares Council under its rural school-building programme. — VNS Photo|
HCM CITY — Cargill Cares Council has rebuilt a school to the mountainous commune of Huc in Quảng Trị Province’s Hương Hóa District, its 88th school in Việt Nam under its rural school-building programme.
The school in Ho Le hamlet, built in 1994, had part of its roof blown off in a storm last year, making it very unsafe for children.
It had only two classrooms, no restroom and an empty piece of land for its yard.
Cargill provided VNĐ1.52 billion (US$65,152) to rebuild it with three classrooms, restrooms, a yard, a gate and fence, a landslide protection corridor, and a well.
The school is among six the Cargill Cares Council has promised to build in 2018-19 period.
Cargill established its school building programme in 1997 to provide students in agricultural communities with access to quality education in a safe and conducive environment.
Cargill Cares Council, an employee-led organisation, raises funds from Cargill customers, partners and staff.
Since 1997 it has provided around $5.3 million to build schools that now provide education to more than 14,000 students in 47 provinces and fund other charity works.
Cargill hopes to build 100 schools by 2020. — VNS