TAN LAP PRIMARY SCHOOL – TINH BIEN DISTRICT – AN GIANG PROVINCE (2015 - 2015)

The students of Tan Lap Primary School are very disadvantaged. More than 37% of the 372 kids come from poor households. Parents are struggling farmers or they are migratory laborers. Students must travel long distances to school.

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 students of Tan Lap Primary School are very disadvantaged. More than 37% of the 372 kids come from poor households. Parents are struggling farmers or they are migratory laborers. Students must travel long distances to school.

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. Students practice keyboard skills onpaper keyboards.

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

Kindly funded by Rotary Club of Warrnambool East and Loreto Kids Charity's donors