The project, implemented by the Saigon Children’s Charity (saigonchildren), was inaugurated on January 8.
The project has built a new classroom, a toilet block and a playground on a area of 357 square meters for the Kim Đồng Primary School in Kinh Cùng Township, Phụng Hiệp District.
In addition to support from the local authorities, the project was made possible with financial support from individual donors (Tsanh Mỹ Linh, Tam Trần) and corporate donors (BASF, MKVN, HP, Nippon Paint Việt Nam).
As part of the inauguration ceremony, BASF and their partners donated children’s books and HP donated a computer along with a printer to support teachers and students.
At the ceremony, Angelique Masse Nguyen, Head of Fundraising and Communications at saigonchildren, said “Building schools in remote areas is one of our core programmes to provide disadvantaged children with access to education. When we build a school, we are in fact contributing bricks to build a generation’s future.”
Before the renovation, the schoolchildren attended their classes in rundown facilities that were built in 1996 with basic structures and materials. The new facilities will not only give them a safer and more comfortable place to learn, but also help them practice hygiene and develop various other life skills through play.
Saigon Children’s Charity CIO (saigonchildren) was founded in 1992 to help disadvantaged children in Vietnam to
escape from the cycle of poverty by giving them an education and a fair start in life.
With more than 25 years of experience, saigonchildren has now built and renovated more than 534 classrooms and
has supported more than 41,000 children and young people with scholarships and vocational training.