Ca Mau is a city in southern Vietnam. It is the capital of Ca Mau Province – a region characterized by its system of transport canals: goods are conveyed here by boats and barges. Ca Mau Province is the southernmost of Vietnam’s 58 Provinces. Being surrounded by sea on three sides, fishing is an important industry in Ca Mau Province which is the biggest exporter of shrimp and prawns. An extensive network of canals also supports a strong agricultural sector as well as providing a popular means of transport.

This Province has several attractions that draw domestic and international tourists. These include several wild bird parks and a number of Khmer pagodas.

Ca Mau Province is divided into 8 Districts.

Nam Can District is one of these. It has a population of 70,000 persons and covers an area of 533 square kilometers.

Hiep Tung 2 Primary School is in Nam Can District and situated high on a river bank so the school is not affected by flooding. The 109 students there make stupendous efforts to attend school: they have to travel there by canoe (80% travel this way). One block of two classrooms is seriously downgraded and too dangerous to use: another block of four classrooms also needs minor renovations. If this was achieved – then more children could attend classes in a stimulating and lively environment.

Loreto Kids Charity will undertake the renovation of the six classrooms so as to lift up the spirits of both teachers and students. Having bright, inspiring, new classrooms will heighten their enthusiasm to learn – even more….. A very positive futuristic outlook.