|Charity saigonchildren last week built the Kim Đồng Primary School in Kinh Cùng Township in Hậu Giang Province. — Photo Courtesy of saigonchildren|
HCM CITY — Kim Đồng Primary School has been built in a remote area in Hậu Giang Province by Saigon Children’s Charity (saigonchildren), and it opened last week with more than 90 students.
It is in Kinh Cùng Township in Phụng Hiệp District, one of the poorest in the province with 11 per cent of all households classified as poor.
According to the Ministry of Education & Training less than half of primary schools in the Mekong Delta province are permanent structures built of concrete.
At the school opening ceremony, chemical company BASF and its partners donated a library to it, and US software and computer services company HP donated a computer and a printer.
Angelique Masse Nguyen, head of fundraising and communications at saigonchildren, said: “Building schools in remote areas is one of our core programmes to provide access to education to disadvantaged children. When we build a school, we are in fact contributing bricks to build a generation’s future.” — VNS