SONG LOC 'B' PRIMARY SCHOOL - CHAU THANH DISTRICT - TRA VINH PROVINCE

Tra Vinh Province is in the Mekong Delta region of Vietnam. The capital is Tra Vinh town. Besides having mostly Vietnamese, Tra Vinh Province is populated with many Khmer people: they are members of the Khmer Empire – later divided under political and historical turmoil. The Province is divided into seven Districts.

The topography of Tra Vinh Province includes coastal plains, alluvial deposits, hundreds of mounds and sand caves as well as a complex network of rivers and canals.

Surrounded by the Tien and Hau river and long coast, Tra Vinh's economy is based on agriculture, aquaculture, fish and shrimp breeding. The Province is covered by luxuriant plants in garden villages along banks of rivers.

In Tra Vinh Province there are 140 Khmer pagodas, 50 pagodas of Viet (Kinh) and 5 pagodas of Hoa (ethnic group). The famous ones include: Ang, Sam-rong-ek, Co, Hang. Co Pagoda is home to thousands of birds including storks and pigeons.

Châu Thành is a rural district of Trà Vinh Province.  It has a population of 150,000. The District covers an area of 339 square kilometers. The District capital lies at Châu Thành.

Song Loc ‘B’ Primary School is situated in Chau Thanh District. Built in 1976 the school has 13 classrooms, an office, library/storeroom and a reasonable toilet block. The students at the school number 368 – of which 267 are of ethnic origin. The school, however, does not have any Information Technology education – a vital tool for children in modern schooling. Even the families of the kids do not have computers at home. Children practise typing skills on paper keyboards.

            Loreto Kids Charity will renovate and refurbish an old room and equip it with desktops and other IT equipment so that these disadvantaged kids will have a perfect and positive opportunity to increase their knowledge and research skills as well as to study through enhanced exploration, investigation and many creative forms of enquiry via the internet.