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Saigonchildren builds new school for children in Hau Giang

July 03, 2019 | 10:58

Built by Saigon Children’s Charity (saigonchildren) in collaboration with local authorities and funded by Zwilling J.A Henckels in Vietnam, Tan Phuoc Hung 3 Primary School came into operation in Phung Hiep District, Hau Giang Province on July 2.

Saigonchildren builds new school for children in Hau Giang

Representatives of saigonchildren, Zwilling J.A Henckels and local authorities cut the ribbon to inaugurate Tan Phuoc Hung 3 Primary School in Hau Giang Province. Photo: Saigonchildren

Tan Phuoc Hung 3 Primary School is one of the three primary schools in Tan Phuoc Hung Commune, Hau Giang province. It has one main site and three satellite sites. The proposed school, which is the target of this building project, is the satellite site in Pho Duong Hamlet with 3 classrooms accommodating up to 70 students aged 6 to 10.

The school was built many years ago with basic technique and structures making it heavily deteriorated and unsafe for the children. The walls are ruined. The downgraded structure threatens the safety of children inside, especially in storm seasons. The school itself does not have a toilet for the kids which could put the children’s education at risk.

The new three class rooms, measuring 64 square meters each, from funding provided by Zwilling Vietnam were built on the area of Tan Phuoc Hung 3 primary school’s main site with a playground, a hedge and hygiene facility. They are fully furnished with blackboards, chairs, tables and cabinets. There are also hygiene facilities, a 300-square-meter playground, a school gate, and a hedge.

This project will benefit anywhere from 70 to 90 students and school staff each academic year.

The total estimated cost to build and fully equip the new primary school was USD 83,731. The Education and Training Bureau of Phung Hiep District, our local partner, contributed USD 33,731. This was a co-funding project and the proposed contribution by Zwilling Vietnam is USD 50,000.

Saigonchildren builds new school for children in Hau Giang

Staff of Zwilling J.A Henckels and saigonchildren paint Tan Phuoc Hung 3 Primary school.

Tan Phuoc Hung 3 is the first phase of a three-year project called A Good Will Toward Education jointly implemented by saigonchildren and Zwilling J.A Henckels since January 2019.

The project aims to improve the learning environment of students in the Mekong Delta province of Hau Giang and support students most in need in the local community.

The second-year aims at giving quality training to 30 teachers in 9 days and granted full scholarship packages or bike scholarships for the most needed students of the local community.

With the total fund of USD 100,023 (VND 2.3 billion), there will be a new school built, a training course for teachers and around 200 scholarships granted throughout three years. This project will benefit around 1,000 disadvantaged students throughout three years and around 90 students each year for the upcoming year.

The third year focuses on supporting deprived kids in the local area continue their learning path by providing them with the scholarships which cover tuition fee and school supplies including uniforms, books, and stationeries. The package also supports emergency cases like medical fee or bicycles, etc.

Saigonchildren was founded in 1992 to help disadvantaged Vietnamese children access adequate education and have a fairer start in life. Its School Building Program and Child Development Scholarship Program have been running for more than 25 years and have delivered over 198 schools, with a total of 534 classrooms, and about 41,000 scholarships across the country./.