On the 4th of November, the groundbreaking ceremony for the school renovation of Phuong Phu 2 Primary School took place in Hau Giang Province. This is the project that Saigon Children is partnering with SC Johnson on to build new classrooms and the playground of 200sqm, which helps to improve the learning environment and change for better the education for local underserved students.
Phuong Phu 2 primary school is located in Phuong Phu Commune, Phung Hiep District, Hau Giang Province. It has one main site and three satellite sites, in which the targeted school in this project is Binh Hoa B satellite site. There are 95 current students at this site and about 45-60 children will be directly benefited from the new built classrooms every academic year.
The school has been in a deteriorated condition with broken walls and leaking roofs for years. Especially, in rainy season, its damaged structure could collapse anytime due to tornados and heavy rains. Such dangers have threatened children’s safety and eagerness to go to school since then.
The project is supported by SC Johnson and local authorities. Two new classrooms will be built to accommodate around 60 students and the plan of merging 218 others from 2 remaining satellite schools; as well as renovate the playground to create more adequate and comfortable learning conditions.
This construction is underway from the beginning of November and expected to complete by the beginning of Semester 2 of this school year. All the design and structure of new classrooms and schoolyard comply with the standards for school buildings set by the Ministry of Education and Training of Vietnam. Also, once the project is completed, saigonchildren will organise workshops in order to make teachers and children aware of maintaining school hygiene and facilities and keep it in good conditions.
“I love my school so much, especially when 3 new classrooms were renovated previously. However, there is not enough rooms due to a large number of students, we can only study either in the morning or the afternoon. I hope more new classrooms will be built in order to fulfil our needs of full-day schooling and art subjects learning”. Said Vu, a 4th Grader at Binh Hoa B satellite site of Phuong Phu 2 School.
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