On November 7th 2018, Xuân Hòa 1 Primary School in Kế Sách District, Sóc Trăng Province held the opening ceremony for the 7 newly built classrooms and 3 renovated classrooms for 304 children studying here. The event features local authorities, Ms. Nguyễn Thị Mai Thanh – President and CEO of REE Corporation, Mr. Alain Cany – Chairman of Trustees Board of saigonchildren and Mr. Damien Roberts – Executive Director of saigonchildren.
Ms. Nguyễn Thị Mai Thanh – President and CEO of REE Corporation, Mr. Alain Cany – Chairman of Trustees Board of saigonchildren and Mr. Damien Roberts – Executive Director of saigonchildren at the official Opening and Ribbon Cutting Ceremony at Xuân Hòa 1 Primary School
In addition to new classrooms facilitated with new bookshelves, tables and chairs, boards, light system, and ceiling fans, these three schools are all built and renovated with surroundings to make an appropriate learning environment for children, including hygiene facilities, storage area, 200m2 playground, a school gate and a hedge. It was a comprehensive preparation and construction as a collaborative project between saigonchildren, the local authorities, and REE Corporation. The total funds for the school are more than 132,000 USD.
Ms. Nguyễn Thị Mai Thanh is carefully checking the facilities of the new school
Photo with the students
For a long time, this school have long been deteriorating, negatively affecting the education of many children in the area. The whole facility is a temporary building in poor condition and some of the classrooms cannot be used due to heavy damage. The building’s structure is also no longer solid and stable, presenting imminent danger to the students and the teachers while studying at school. The school is in remote area which made it difficult for people to approach except the local residents living in the neighborhood. However, the situation has changed thanks to the support from REE Corporation that shed light on kids studying here and many more generations to come as they are provided a better opportunity to further their learning path.
Representatives of saigonchildren and REE Corporation in front of the newly built school.