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Dutch company funds schools’ water systems

In Uncategorized on September 18, 2008 at 6:01 pm

The Netherlands-based Akzo Nobel’s Community Programme has helped build clean water systems in 22 rural primary schools that enroll a total of 5,000 students in six central provinces.

The new systems, built in the provinces of Quang Tri, Thua Thien-Hue, Quang Nam, Quang Ngai, Phu Yen, and Binh Dinh, are valued at over 28,000 USD.

Akzo Nobel also conducted training sessions for school staff on how to use the UV- and ozone-treated water systems.

The funding of clean water systems is part of Akzo Nobel’s goals to improve primary and secondary education in Vietnam.

In 2007 the company gave 35,000 USD to Que Chau Kindergarten in Quang Nam province for a water supply system as part of the early childhood care and education programme of the East Meets West Foundation.

“We are proud to continue our partnership with East Meets West to build clean and encouraging learning environments for Vietnam’s most disadvantaged students, with the hope that they will be able to improve their lives and the country’s future,” said Nguyen Thi Lac Huyen, senior technical advisor for Akzo Nobel Coatings Vietnam-

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