BASF and its co-sponsors broke ground on a school building project at Hieu Tu C Primary School in the Mekong Delta province of Tra Vinh on April 19. The two new classrooms and one playground with a total area of 328 square metres will be built to enhance the educational experience for teachers and students.
|Hieu Tu C Primary School |
The seventh project, with the support of Saigon Children’s Charity CIO's school building programme, will benefit almost 100 students each year once it reaches its scheduled completion in the final quarter of this year.
Erick Contreras, managing director at BASF Vietnam said, “At BASF, we support the UN's sustainable development goal of providing a quality education to the community. Therefore, offering the next generation the best start in life with safer and more comfortable facilities is one of our social engagement priorities in Vietnam. It is even more meaningful when we drive this long-term initiative with our key customers and business partners, who jointly support the country’s future talent.”
About 130km away from Ho Chi Minh City, Hieu Tu C Primary School is located in a remote area with a large population of ethnic Khmer and Chinese. The school has one main site and three satellite locations. The renovation project will take place at the O Trao satellite site, built in 2009 and currently in poor condition in terms of safety and hygiene.
The roof of the new facility will use sandwich panels that meet EU standards – sponsored by Phuong Nam Panel – and Nippon Paint Vietnam has provided Green Label certified products to decorate the school. These products, made from sustainable raw materials provided by BASF, will help deliver long-term benefits for the school while promoting health, safety, and energy efficiency.
Other financial co-sponsors include MKVN Chemicals, Sam Chem Sphere, Tam Tran Co., and Viet Duc Lubricants & Chemicals, among others.
BASF Vietnam has engaged in several long-term community projects with a focus on educational development.
BASF Kids’ Lab, in partnership with the Ho Chi Minh City Department of Education and Training, offers on-site activities to help children learn about chemistry, benefiting around 5,000 primary students since 2011. Virtual Lab is an online platform that offers children a variety of interactive experiments through 12 games in Vietnamese.
Since 2019, BASF Vietnam has partnered with Think Playgrounds to build six public playgrounds, helping approximately 13,000 children learn through play.
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