ANZ bank helps, through project 3E, to support four educational development programmes in Long My district, Hau Giang province. On the 8th of March 2015, Ms. Toni - Talita Fraser, who represented ANZ Bank in New Zealand, visited Luong Tam 1 elementary school, Luong Hoa hamlet. She wanted to gain some further understanding of the situation in the region.
Principal Nguyen Van Cua personally greeted and led the group to view the finished project. Whilst visiting the newly renovated school, Ms. Toni appreciated the wonderful changes which the 3E project brought to the pupils and teachers of the school. Viewing the spaciousness and cleanness of the school, Ms. Toni was very touched as she knew that the school was in severe degradation several months ago.
Picture of the old school under severe degradation condition which pupils studied in many years ago
The new clean spacious school which project 3E supported to build
In addition, on this trip, Ms. Toni had a chance to visit one of the local students. Vo Thi Lanh is a pupil of the 7A1 class of Luong Tam Secondary School. Ms. Toni was able to understand her family’s circumstance and see how the scholarship program, which was implemented in 2015, can benefit students.
Ms. Toni and Lanh in front of her house
Vo Thi Lanh’s family consists of four people: her parents, her older sister and herself. Her father is the breadwinner in her family. By day he cultivates a 3,000m2 field and breeds livestock with the financial support of the Anh Duong organization. Every day, besides working hard to earn a living to feed his family, he has to battle against a long lasting kidney disease. The costs of his medication per week are a great burden on the family. Understanding Vo Thi Lanh’s circumstances, we were able to admire much more the efforts of the pupil and her family to overcome the difficulties for her schooling.
With her parents
With support of ANZ bank, through project 3E, the SCC continues to work hard in the Long My district. We hope to help many of the students to go to school for the sake of a brighter future and, in turn, help their own families to overcome poverty clinging to this remote countryside.