SON CA KINDERGARTEN – TINH BIEN DISTRICT – AN GIANG PROVINCE (2015 - 2015)

The very poor children of Tinh Bien District in An Giang Province actually do not have a kindergarten – but use a very, very small (store) room of the local Primary School as a classroom….. Seventeen children (3, 4 and 5 year olds) are able to ‘learn’ here for only half a day.

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.

The very poor children of Tinh Bien District in An Giang Province actually do not have a kindergarten – but use a very, very small (store) room of the local Primary School as a classroom….. Seventeen children (3, 4 and 5 year olds) are able to ‘learn’ here for only half a day.

This village has the highest rate of ‘poor households’: the area is mountainous, remote and populated by many Khmer families who are struggling farmers.

Loreto Kids Charity will build a brand new classroom for the young learners and it will conveniently have an inside toilet – ensuring safety for these small children.

Kindly sponsored by PricewaterhouseCoopers (Vietnam) Limited