The Cam Ly-Cua Mec school in Ngan Thuy commune, Le Thuy district, Quang Tri province was opened on August 26 by the Prudential Group’s charitable organisation, the Prudence Fund, together with Plan Vietnam and The People’s Committee of Quang Tri.

Construction on the school began in May 2014, marking the 4th school to be opened as part of the project “Built a future together” in the province this year.

The school cost 80,033 USD, with a 75,193 USD donation put forward by the UK’s Prudential Group, and the rest covered by Plan Vietnam, a non-governmental organisation active in the region.

The school has 2 classrooms, a library, a playground, a sterilized water supply system, and a kitchen, as well as providing all the necessary teaching facilities for staff. All in all, the school will be able to take in 60 children from the locality.

The mountainous commune of Ngan Thuy is one of the poorest of the district’s 26 communes with 60 percent of households in the locality living under the poverty line. The commune has one central kindergarten and five schools, with schools often having to pack 70 children into only 2 classrooms. Many children therefore cannot be accommodated by schools due to a shortage of classrooms.

On this occasion, the school’s staff and students received gifts from the donors and local educational authorities. The commune’s poorest households will additionally receive bicycles, desks, school supplies and any other commodities required to support the children’s education.-VNA