INSEE Vietnam funds school for poor kids in Kien Giang

Thursday, Jun 18, 2020 10:58

Ground is broken for the Kien Binh 2 School in Kien Giang Province on Tuesday. — Photo courtesy of INSEE Vietnam

INSEE Vietnam in collaboration with local authorities has begun construction of the Kien Binh 2 School in Kien Giang Province to enable more than 700 poor and ethnic minority students to study.

Speaking at the ground-breaking ceremony on Tuesday Le Thanh Huong, People's Committee chairman of Kien Luong District, where it will be built, said the school would meet the expectations of teachers and students of having a spacious, safe and modern facility.

It will have both primary and secondary sections.

It is expected to cost VND62.3 billion (US$2.7 million), with INSEE providing VND20 billion ($862,400), and will have 24 modern classrooms, administrative and other buildings, utilities, a bridge, and transportation system and other facilities.

Construction is expected to be finished by the end of next year.

Philippe Richart, CEO of INSEE Vietnam, said the project meets all three goals of the cement company’s community activities, providing education, supporting community infrastructure and sustainable community development.

Over the past 10 years the company has successfully popularised its INSEE Prize for students for scientific research in sustainable development.

It has sponsored several other such projects, including the 1,038sq.m Long Thoi playground for children in HCM City’s Nha Be District and a 300sq.m yard at a kindergarten on Phu Quoc Island.

It has spent VND2 billion ($86,250) on supporting Mekong Delta provinces in their fight against drought, saltwater intrusion and the COVID-19 global pandemic. — VNS

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