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ANZ-supported project opens three more schools

Released at: 12:31, 29/03/2016

ANZ-supported project opens three more schools

Bank and Saigon Children's Charity announces opening of schools in the Mekong Delta's Hau Giang province.

by Hung Nguyen

ANZ and the Saigon Children’s Charity (SCC) announced the opening of the Tra Long Kindergarten, the Luong Tam Kindergarten, and the Tan Phu 1 Primary School on March 29 as part of its Project 3E (educate. enrich. employ), a joint community initiative in Long My district, Hau Giang province, in the Mekong Delta.

As well as building schools the project also granted 300 scholarships to underprivileged high school students with outstanding study results. Since its launch in late 2013 3E has had a positive impact on over 1,100 young people’s lives in Vietnam and seven schools have been opened.

“This project is driven by more than a financial commitment from the bank; it’s funded by our staff’s enthusiasm, energy and passion to make a difference,” CEO of ANZ Vietnam, Mr. Dennis Hussey, said. “I’m incredibly proud that our staff in Vietnam and other countries in the ANZ network have volunteered thousands of hours helping with construction, household visits, and delivering our financial literacy program, MoneyMinded, to local teachers and parents.”

“This year we hope to build more schools, continue to provide scholarships for students in hardship, and upgrade IT equipment for secondary schools. We are confident that together with our partner SCC and with the local government’s support we will be able to achieve our plans.”

“We applaud the support and long-term commitment ANZ has made to the community, demonstrated through the real results from Project 3E,” said SCC Executive Director, Mr. Tim Mullett. “These new classrooms not only provide a safe and well-equipped working environment for teachers and children here in Long My but also help create a better, fairer start for the children and their families’ future.”

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