‘B’ AN HAO PRIMARY SCHOOL – TINH BIEN DISTRICT – AN GIANG PROVINCE (2015 - 2015)

The students of ‘B’ An Hao Primary School are very disadvantaged. The furthest distance to travel to school is 8 kilometers. More than 50% of the 162 kids come from poor households. Parents are struggling farmers or they drive ‘motor-bike taxis’. Students have been seen carrying one dried fish to school for lunch. After school they support their families by selling fish food to tourists.

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.

The students of ‘B’ An Hao Primary School are very disadvantaged. The furthest distance to travel to school is 8 kilometers. More than 50% of the 162 kids come from poor households. Parents are struggling farmers or they drive ‘motor-bike taxis’. Students have been seen carrying one dried fish to school for lunch. After school they support their families by selling fish food to tourists.

The school does have a room that can be renovated and equipped to become a new Computer Room. None of the children have a computer at home and Information technology is an essential element of their education. There are a number of teachers who have graduated as IT educators – but this District has no Computer Rooms in any schools.

Loreto Kids Charity will fund and support the refurbishment and equipping of a new Computer Room for ‘B’ An Hao Primary School as an empowering tool for the students’ learning and education.

Kindly sponsored by St Timothy's School and Parish