‘C’ AN CU PRIMARY SCHOOL – TINH BIEN DISTRICT – AN GIANG PROVINCE (2015 - 2016)

The pupils from 'C' An Cu primary school in Tinh Bien district, An Giang province have benefitted greatly with the building of a new toilet block to replace an old toilet that was unsanitary and completely unusable.

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 by many 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.

82% of families in the An Cu hamlet are ‘poor households’ (with an average income per month of US$19). The area is mountainous, remote and populated by many Khmer families who are struggling farmers or are workers who have travelled away from home for work, often leaving their young children in the care of their elderly parents.

The very poor children of ‘C’ An Cu Primary School had been utilising a toilet block that was utterly unusable adn posed significant health and safety isues for the 82 students and 6 teachers. The toilet often flooded, and was unhygienic and inoperative. 

With the generous support of PricewaterhouseCoopers (Vietnam) Limited, Loreto Kids Charity was able to build a brand new toilet block for the students and teachers of ‘C’ An Cu Primary School with sanitized sewerage/water systems and wash basins. This asset for the school has already seen improvements in the health of all concerned andimproved the general lerning environment at the school.  

Kindly sponsored by PricewaterhouseCoopers (Vietnam) Limited