Last year CNCF Australia and its supporters played a pivotal role in the building of the Kim Dong Kindergarten in the Vinh Long Province. Now we are pleased to announce the completion of the latest.
Huu Thanh Kindergarten has giving the children of Huu Thanh a spacious and clean space to learn and play. With your help we were able to contribute an amazing $USD50,000 over the life of the project.
The newly-built three-classroom kindergarten has been greatly welcomed by the local people, especially the teachers, parents and children. For the local children that were sent to kindergartens further away (due to limited capacity) this means returning to their community and a newly built kindergarten.
Reaching more families
The new school is now capable of enrolling more children for the new school year. Huu Thanh kindergarten is able to accommodate 98 children in its new facility, which includes 19 ethnic Khmer children study in this school year.
Safe and dry
The kindergarten was constructed on higher ground away from the main road in order to protect it from flood water. This allows students to have a safe place to play and study; and helps decrease the death rate among children caused by drowning.
Growth and development
Pre-school education is believed to be a crucial part of children's transition to primary education. The kindergarten, therefore, provides children with basic skills and a social environment that can help children with physical development, the development of their brain, understanding boundaries and appropriate social behaviour.
Partnering with the community
In the long term, we hope this new school can help increase literacy levels in the province. The project which has been a joint cooperation between CNCF and local partners, has also served as a role model of project management that local officials can emulate in their works.
Increase literacy and economic strength
The construction of this kindergarten has also had a positive impact on the overall economic strength of the region. Thanks to your help, the parents of these children can now go to work each day and generate more income, confident that their children have a safe, fun environment to learn in.
Once again, we would like to thank you for all your help in making a change to the lives of many disadvantaged children.