The ground-breaking ceremony for the construction on three classrooms in Can Chu Phin commune. (Photo: laodong.com)

Construction on three classrooms of a kindergarten located in Can Chu Phin commune, Meo Vac district, northern mountainous province of Ha Giang began on August 12 thanks to 1.4 billion VND (65,116 USD) in donations from Prudential Life Insurance.

The construction is part of the programme “Cung xay tuong lai” (Building the future together), co-organised by Prudential, Plan Vietnam and Saigon Children’s Charity, said Director of Prudential Vietnam Assurance Private Ltd Wilf Blackburn.

He added that some 18 kindergartens will be constructed nationwide between 2014-2025 under the 24.6-billion-VND (1.14 million USD) programme.

Meo Vac district is among the six most impoverished localities of the province with over 80 percent of its population being ethnic minorities. The area is prone to natural calamities such as landslides and flooding all year round.

The district’s education sector is facing serious difficulties with pre-school students studying in dilapidated house and a lack of learning facilities.-VNA