|Vành Khuyên Kindergarten in the south-central province of Quảng Nam’s Tây Giang District was built with funding from a charity programme run by Dutch Lady. — Photo Courtesy of FrieslandCampina Việt Nam
HCM CITY — The Vành Khuyên Kindergarten has been built at A Vương Commune in the south-central province of Quảng Nam’s Tây Giang District with funding from the Đèn Đom Đóm Study Encouragement Programme carried out by FrieslandCampina Việt Nam’s Dutch Lady brand.
It takes the total number of schools built under this programme in the country to 21.
The construction of Vành Khuyên Kindergarten and its teaching aids and equipment were funded by Dutch Lady in co-operation with Belgium’s Live and Give foundation.
The kindergarten, most of whose students are ethnic minorities, was built on a piece of land donated by a local named Alăng Cứa.
A Rất Thị Đào, its principal, said the new kindergarten is the “beginning of the future” for ethnic minority children in Tây Giang District.
Initiated by Dutch Lady in 2002, the programme aims to prevent children from dropping out of school and gives disadvantaged children a chance to continue schooling.
In addition to school construction, it has awarded more than 25,000 scholarships.
In 2013 it received the Prime Minister’s Certificate of Merit for helping disadvantaged children go to school. — VNS