On 1st and 4th October 2012, SCC was happy to hold two Ground Breaking Ceremonies for two new kindergartens in Phu Can and Long Thoi commune, Tieu Can district, Tra Vinh province. Among the participants in this, literally ground breaking, were the local authorities, teachers, children, parents and local people, as well as SCC and their sponsors. When the constructions are completed these new kindergartens will provide pre-school education for 55 children and 77 children in Phu Can and Long Thoi communes, respectively.
Teachers and parents as well as representatives from SCC, the local authority and PoristesStiftung join forces in the ground-breaking ceremony for Long Thoi kindergarten
In Phu Can commune, less than half of children receive pre-school education in the form of kindergarten and most children are thus unprepared for school and fall behind. Moreover, classrooms are often shared between primary schools and kindergartens, however with rising numbers of children attending primary schools, this is becoming untenable. Phu Can, Long Thoi and many other communes around the country require urgent attention as well as many more adequate classrooms for kindergarten children.
With the support of funding from PoristesStiftung, Premier Oil, and financial contributions from Tieu Can authorities and people, the construction projects will create two new classrooms in Phu Can Kindergarten and three classrooms in Long Thoi Kindergarten equipped with hygiene facilities and a storeroom in each. There will also be outdoor improvements which will include playgrounds and fences of green trees, tended to and looked after by local parents.
Representatives were welcomed by a performance of the children who will soon have a new kindergarten
We sincerely thank Premier Oil, PoristesStiftung, the local authorities and everyone who has supported us during the course of the projects. Thanks to them, the new kindergartens will be completed and ready in February 2013, four months before the start of the school year, when they will welcome a minimum of 130 kindergarten children.
Phu Can’s children, parents and teachers and local authorities attended the ceremony with great excitement.