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New boarding house to accommodate underprivileged students

Update: September, 08/2015 - 14:43
Students of Thuan Mang Junior High School in the northern mountainous Bac Kan Province lived in makeshift tents near the school for more than 10 years. The National Fund for Vietnamese Children and a donor have funded the construction of a boarding house for them. — Photo

BAC KAN (VNS) — Thuan Mang Junior High School in Bac Kan Province has opened a boarding house, for disadvantaged students who live far from the school in Ngan Son District.

The boarding house and its auxiliary facilities in the northern mountainous province cover more than 400sq.m. There are 10 bedrooms, four bathrooms, a yard and a common kitchen and dining room, among other facilities. The project can cater to more than 80 students.

The boarding house was built in about two months at a cost of VND2.3 billion (US$103,500), funded by the PetroVietnam Gas Joint Stock Corporation. The construction was completely quickly to allow the house to be opened at the beginning of the new school year on Saturday.

At the inauguration ceremony on Monday, Vice President Nguyen Thi Doan, who is also Chairwoman of the National Fund for Vietnamese Children, said the boarding house would allow local students to pursue their studies, and expressed the hope that they would continue to study and take self-improvement efforts.

Thuan Mang is a particularly disadvantaged commune of Ngan Son District, with its population comprising ethnic minority people. Most of the local families are poor and live in remote areas.

Prior to the house's inauguration, 33 students of Thuan Mang School lived in rented rooms in nearby houses, while 33 others lived in makeshift tents. — VNS

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