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

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.

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 tributariesof 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, silkwormraising 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.

 

Being one of the most impoverished farming areas of the district, I.T. Education is a luxury t0 568 students and their teachers at ‘A’ Phu Huu Primary School. Computers are obviously alien to the children in this far-flung area. Loreto Kids Charity undertook this “Computer Room” project by renovating and equipping an available old classroom. When the children become computer literate, great accomplishments will be made in all aspects of study, and their future will blossom through this powerful educative tool.