Cà Lúi village is a poor, isolated, mountainous area in Sơn Hòa District, of Phú Yên Province. It is about 100 km west of Tuy Hòa province town. The area is formerly a “new economic area”. It was severely damaged by typhoon in October-November 2001. The current population is about 2500. No school is currently available for the about 550 children.

Prof N T Tong (right) and local people at the site of the new school

Our representative, Dr Nguyễn Thiện Tống (first on right) and local people at the site of the new school

The project consisted of the construction of a 4-classroom primary school. Construction started in April 2002 and was completed at end of August 2002. And the school was ready for the 2002-03 school year.

New classrooms



Dr Nguyễn Thiện Tống (fifth from right), and the school staff at the opening day.

The total cost of the project was 175 Million VND. The Vietnam Foundation contributed 120 Million VND. The Phú Yên magazine and local authorities contributed the balance.

Students waiting to go to the new classrooms

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