Dutch Lady charity programme builds 20th kindergarten

Monday, Feb 06, 2017 17:30

Ham Can Kindergarten in Binh Thuan Province built under the One Milk Box-One Brick programme by Dutch dairy firm FrieslandCampina’s Dutch Lady brand. — Photo Courtesy of FrieslandCampina Viet Nam

Binh Thuan District’s Ham Can Commune has got a new kindergarten under the One Milk Box-One Brick programme by Dutch dairy firm FrieslandCampina Viet Nam’s Dutch Lady brand.

The 407sq.m pre-school has four classrooms and a kitchen, and is the 20th built under the programme, which seeks to prevent children from dropping out of school, especially in rural and remote areas.

Arnoud van den Berg, managing director of FrieslandCampina Viet Nam, said the new kindergarten provides better facilities for learning and playing for kids in the commune.

The programme has become a useful and humanitarian social activity that contributes to education development, he added.

Nguyen Thi Lieu, principal of the kindergarten, said the new school would help reduce the dropout rate.

More and more schools would be built under the programme, she said.

The company has also donated a playground at the kindergarten.

Since 2002 when it began, the programme has built 20 schools and provided more than 25,000 scholarships to poor students throughout the country.

It was awarded by the Prime Minister in 2013. — VNS

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