Building preschools for workers’ kids should be expanded nationwide

Building modern preschools for workers’ children in the southern province of Dong Nai should be praised and expanded nationwide because there are not schools for employees’ kids in industrial parks and export processing zones at present.
 

Building preschools for workers’ kids should be expanded nationwide

When Nguyen Thi Phuong who is a worker hailing from the central province of Nghe An in Dong Nai province’s Xuan Loc District finishes her work at 4PM everyday, she is hurriedly going to pick up her kid in preschool Dona Standard.
She is happy to see the kid playing with classmates. She said that she felt assured sending her child to the preschool. Before, she fretted to send her kid to unlicensed private preschools for fearing accidents and ill-treatment.
US$ 3 million Dona Standard preschool located in Xuan Loc Industrial Park invested by Phong Thai Corporation opened in August , 2016 to take care of workers’ children. The school covers 2.4 hectare of land with tend of class, playground and other rooms. It is keeping 1,000 kids from 6.30 Am to 8 Pm; accordingly, workers feel assured working at the companies in the park. Workers just pay school tuition fee of VND430,000 per month.
Before, Phong Thai Corporation had spent $1 million on building a preschool for workers’ kids in Song May Industrial Park in Trang Bom District. Parents just pay tuition fee of VND300,000 a month.
In 2016, the corporation announced it has invested $14 million for building accommodation for workers and preschools for their kids. A corporation representative said that to help workers feel assured while working, the company builds these schools. It hopes to train good kids for the country’s future also.
Deputy Head of the province Labor Union Nguyen Thi Nhu Y said that as per the Prime Minister’s instruction on beefing up construction of preschools in industrial parks, the People’s Committee facilitated enterprises in building these schools.
She continued that administration called for social contribution in building preschools; accordingly, not only big enterprises in industrial parks but also other small companies in the province poured capital in building schools. For instance, Hwaseung Vina built a VND5 billion school in Hiep Phuoc Commune and planned to build one more VND3 billion school in Long Tho Commune.
Eclat Vietnam Garment and Textile Company also paid VND5 billion for constructing a school in Hiep Phuoc Commune while Hyosung Vietnam asked for permission to build an over VND1 billion school in the commune.
Last year, Tae Kwang Vina invested $43 million building Thai Quang preschool in Agtex Long Binh Industrial Park in Bien Hoa city in the area of 7,500 meter square to take care of 1,000 kids.
In 2013, Pou Chen Vietnam in Bien Hoa Town also opened Green World preschool to keep kids aged 2 to 5.
This helps workers feel assured while working and their children’s education is better. Therefore, it should be expanded in the country.

By TIEN MINH – Translated by UYEN PHUONG

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