Dong Than Primary School

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Dong Than Primary School is located in Dong Than Commune, Yen My District, Hung Yen Province. Dong Than commune’s economy mainly depends on agriculture and factory jobs in the region. Although the industrialized rate is quite high in the region, absorbing many hectares of agriculture land, farmers here still maintain rice fields that were passed through many generations. In addition, the villagers also raise cattle and poultry to supplement their income. A large portion of young generation prefer to work at the factories nearby where the local workforce is always welcomed. Although they work hard, many people are still struggling with poverty and low income.

The school must purchase bottled drinking water for daily needs of the students and teachers. The water bottles they purchase are produced by regional suppliers with poor facilities. Still, the bottled water is much better than the nearby well water, which is only used for cleaning and flushing of toilets. The bottled water expense for thousands of students is a very high portion of the budget, and it is still supplemented by many families with low income.

"We are very happy to have this filtration system coming. Our students will have free water for drinking and to clean hands. Importantly, our students’ families will not have to contribute money for the water bottles. On behalf of all the teachers and the students here, we would like to thank you so much for this meaningful program."
- School Principal, Ms. Phan

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