HCMC – Global chemical producer BASF and local partners yesterday, April 19, broke ground on a school building project in Tieu Can District in the Mekong Delta province of Tra Vinh.
The firm plans to build two new classrooms and one playground, covering an area of 328 square meters at the Hieu Tu C primary school.
The project is expected to benefit roughly 100 local students once completed in the last quarter of this year.
“Offering the next generation the best start in life with safer and more comfortable facilities is one of our social engagement priorities in Vietnam,” said Erick Contreras, managing director at BASF Vietnam.
Since 2015, BASF and its partners have renovated seven schools to support the country’s education development.
The initiative was implemented in collaboration with the School Building program by Saigon Children’s Charity CIO, a non-profit organization that is dedicated to removing barriers to education for disadvantaged children.
BASF Vietnam has also partnered with the HCMC Department of Education and Training in launching the BASF Kids Lab, a program offering on-site activities to help 5,000 primary students learn about chemistry since 2011.