A new school in Ho Le hamlet in Quang Tri province’s Huong Hoa district, funded by Cargill Cares Council under its rural school-building programme.(Photo: VNA)

Quang Tri (VNA) - Cargill Cares Council has rebuilt a school in the mountainous commune of Huc in central Quang Tri province’s Huong Hoa district, its 88th school in Vietnam under its rural school-building programme.

The school in Ho Le hamlet, built in 1994, had part of its roof blown off in a storm last year, making it very unsafe for children. It had only two classrooms, no restroom and an empty piece of land for its yard. 

Cargill provided 1.52 billion VND (67,000 USD) to rebuild the school with three classrooms, restrooms, a yard, a gate and fence, a landslide protection corridor, and a well.

The school is among six the Cargill Cares Council has promised to build in 2018-2019 period.

Cargill established its school building programme in 1997 to provide students in agricultural communities with access to quality education in a safe and conducive environment.

The Cargill Cares Council, an employee-led organisation, raises funds from Cargill customers, partners and staff.

Since 1997, it has provided around $5.3 million to build schools that now provide education to more than 14,000 students in 47 provinces and fund other charity works. Cargill hopes to build 100 schools by 2020.-VNA