ANZ-funded community project opens three more schools hinh anh 1 Illustrative photo (Photo: VNA)

Hanoi (VNA)
– Three more schools have been opened in the Mekong Delta province of Hau Giang as part of Project 3E (Educate, Enrich and Employ), an educational community initiative funded by ANZ Bank and Saigon Children’s Charity (SCC).

The schools include Tra Long Kindergarten, Luong Tam Kindergarten and Tan Phu I Primary School.

The project also granted 300 scholarships to underprivileged students with outstanding academic results.

It aims to provide access to quality schooling to fight poverty, enrich people’s lives and support the employment prospects of disadvantaged children and young people in Long My district, Hau Giang province.

“This project is driven by more than a financial commitment from the bank; it is funded by our staff’s enthusiasm, energy and passion to make a difference”, ANZ CEO Vietnam Dennis Hussey said.

“This year, we hope to build more schools, continue to provide scholarships for students in hardship and upgrade IT equipment for secondary schools”, he added.

SCC Executive Director Tim Mullett noted that the new classrooms not only provide a safe and well equipped working environment for teachers and children in the district, but also help create a better, fairer start for the children and their families’ future.

Since its launch in late 2013, Project 3E has had a positive impact on over 1,100 young people’s lives in Vietnam and opened seven schools.-VNA