DUC BINH DONG KINDERGARTEN – SONG HINH DISTRICT – PHU YEN PROVINCE

Phú Yên is a coastal province in the South Central Coast of Vietnam. It is the easternmost province of Vietnam's mainland. Prior to the 15th century, Phú Yên belonged to the Kingdom of Champa. Phú Yên borders Bình Định Province to the north, Khánh Hòa Province to the south. Phú Yên is separated from these Provinces by two passes: Cù Mông pass in the north and Cả pass in the south.

The province's topography consists of hilly regions in the west and the fertile plain of Tuy Hòa in the east. Lowlands also extend west along Đà Rằng River. The main rivers that flow across Phú Yên are Đà Rằng River (the largest river in Central Vietnam), Ban Thach River and Ky Lo River. Song Hinh Lake, a large artificial lake, is located in the southwest of the province.

Phú Yên has various picturesque landscapes, such as the Ô Loan Lagoon, Sông Cầu coconut ranges, Đá Bia and Nhạn mountains, Rô Bay, Xep Beach and Long Thủy beach.

Sông Hinh District is a rural district of Phú Yên Province.  Its name is taken from the same river that runs through the District – the Hinh River.  The District has a population of 380,102 and covers an area of 885 km². The District capital lies at Hai Riêng.

Duc Binh Dong Kindergarten is situated in Song Hinh District. One campus of this kindergarten is currently using two classrooms of the local Primary School – and the students number 62. Lunch for the children is ‘catered for’ and carried to the classrooms for the children to have their meal. This requires setting up tables and chairs in a corner of the playground – not practicable for the children and teachers. 

Duc Binh Dong Kindergarten actually encompasses one main campus and four sub-campuses. The local Education Department strategically plans to join some campuses into one main campus in order for many more children ( 3 – 5 year olds) can learn together in one stimulating, well-resourced learning environment.  

Loreto Kids Charity will build a brand new kindergarten. There could be six rooms and a kitchen and eating area so that the young learners can conveniently stay at school all day.