‘A’ KHANH AN PRIMARY SCHOOL - AN PHU DISTRICT - AN GIANG PROVINCE (2015 - 2015)

At ‘A’ Khanh An Primary School there are 1,055 students and 53 teachers. The scant budget of the Educational Department of this hamlet is only enough for small renovations. An additional fact is that this region has never received any assistance from other INGO’s operating in Vietnam.  

An Giang Province lies in the Mekong Delta in the southwestern part of Vietnam sharing a 95 kilometer border with Cambodia in the north west. The main ethnic groups found in the province are the Kinh, Khmer, Cham, and Hoa. An Giang is crisscrossed bymany rivers and canals which make a convenient water transport system. The two tributaries of the Mekong river, the Tien and the Hau, run across the Province. They deliver millions of cubic meters of alluvium annually to the region. As a result, the deposits have formed several islets which are extremely fertile and covered with lush green vegetation. An Giang has long been famous for its traditional occupation of mulberry growing, silkworm raising and silk weaving.

An Phu District in An Giang Province is one of the most remote places in Vietnam. Most of An Phu District is a plain. Every year it is affected by the flooding season. Between 6 months each year, rising levels in the Mekong River from high rainfall means an average rise from 2- 3 meters. The time of flooding is typically prolonged having a major impact on practices and production of people’s labors. The location of An Phu District is quite favorable. It is an important location from Cambodia into Vietnam, connected by river/road and connecting the western coastal Hau River region in Vietnam with the capital Phnom Penh of Cambodia. Residents of An Phú District are mainly farmers: most of the area is under rice cultivation with alluvium soil and freshwater which also allows much fishing.

 

 

 

 

 

At ‘A’ Khanh An Primary School there are 1,055 students and 53 teachers. The scant budget of the Educational Department of this hamlet is only enough for small renovations. An additional fact is that this region has never received any assistance from other INGO’s operating in Vietnam.  There is a room available that can be refurbished and equipped to become a “Friendly Library”. The students themselves have not a single book of their own and have a hunger for learning more through literature and also by having the opportunity for enjoyable reading.

 

 

 

 

 

Loreto Kids Charity will renovate the available room and equip it with books, library resources and educational supplies.

Update News……Loreto’s deepest gratitude to Loreto Marryatville, NSW, for their funding of this incredible project and giving less-advantaged kids an inspiring tool of education. The new “Friendly Library” was officially opened on 27th November 2015. On this joyful occasion, more than a thousand students and their teachers were delighted and amazingly transformed. The new library was filled with LOTS OF CHILDREN, CHILDREN, CHILDREN, BOOKS, BOOKS AND BOOKS!!!

For more details about this project, please read the article here.