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Vietnamese-born student awarded educational prize in Australia

In Uncategorized on December 16, 2010 at 9:40 am

Twenty-one year old Vietnamese migrant who arrived as an injured has been awarded the title of most excellent student in Australia’s western state of Queensland for 2010, which is a part of Australia’s annual international Training and Education Awards.

Vietnamese Australian K’Chin

K’Chin was born in Vietnam’s Central Highlands province of Lam Dong. He suffered a serious leg injury when he was one month old.


Until he was 13 years old, an Australian charity, Rotary Oceania Medical Aid for Children proposed to treat him.


Doctors first treated his malnourishment before they began a series of 16 major operations.


Three and a half years, later K’Chin went back to Vietnam, where he lived in an orphanage because his family could not support him. Complications forced him to return to Australia for more treatment.


The care has been successful and the 21-year old can now walk. Illiterate and unable to speak English when he arrived in Australia eight years ago, K’Chin has since conquered two languages.


He said at the awarding ceremony he was honoured and the award was beyond his expectations.


His school friends from St. James College in the city of Brisbane have also elected him to head up the school’s student association next year.



Source: SGGP

HCMC to force investors to construct educational institutions

In Uncategorized on December 16, 2010 at 9:37 am

Hua Ngoc Thuan, vice chairperson of HCMC People’s Committee (Photo: SGGP)

The People’s Committee will force investors to build educational, healthcare, and entertainment facilities in a plan for new residential blocks, said Hua Ngoc Thuan, vice chairperson of the Ho Chi Minh City government.


After several cases of children of workers being mistreated, governments have paid more attention to the construction of pre-schools in all industrial parks and zones, even those districts without educational institutions.


Mr. Thuan told Sai Gon Giai Phong journalist that the city has ordered the construction of 15 public pre-schools educational facilities for children.


In addition, HCMC is the first city in the country to implement special policies for teachers with regard to pre-schools.


Mr. Thuan said that however due to our large population, the city cannot meet the demands of any more facilities.


In addition, businesses from the industrial parks in the city, which employ many female workers, must also help the government build more schools for children.


When planning and constructing industrial parks, the city have always ensured that educational and medical facilities are also built.  However, local governments have not always been enforcing these practices, and many enterprises have not followed building requirements.

Kids are learning English at a pre-school in district 4, HCMC (Photo: SGGP)

Mr. Thuan said in article 116 of the Labor law, it states that all employers must build pre-schools or least give financial assistance to female workers that have children in their companies.


After a tour of some of industrial parks and processing zones in the city, Mr. Thuan directed the Department of Education and Training and the Management Board of these industrial parks and processing zones in the city to construct more pre-schools and places where trees can be planted in the parks.


According to Mr. Thuan, investment in education should not be just for profit only, but a way of helping its female employees.


The city will give support to the construction of these facilities in the attempt to reduce pressure on new populated residential areas, where there is a serious shortage of pre-schools.


He hopes that all investors and parents contribute, with the government, in the construction of high quality suitable schools.

Source: SGGP

Educational ministry to impose punishment on illegal formation of schools

In Uncategorized on October 13, 2010 at 8:03 am

The Ministry of Education and Training (MOET) has decided to enhance punishments on illegal acts in establishment of educational institutes.


Under a decision issued by the ministry, anyone to illicitly set up educational facilities from pre-schools to universities will receive fines ranging from VND10 to 100 million. Forming classes without permission of the local government will be fined VND500,000 to over VND10million.


Educational institutes will be penalized over VND40 million if they grant students licenses which doesn’t come within their jurisdiction. Schools shortening curriculums will be fined over VND200,000.


MOET will impose punishment on those universities who have enrolled students more than regulated admission.


The maximum fine of VND 10 million will be inflicted on abusing students and teachers’ physical and mental health.


MOET complained some managers did not fulfill their duty of implementing punishments ruled in a MOET previous regulation.


 

Source: SGGP

Ethnic minority girls receive educational support

In Uncategorized on August 7, 2010 at 11:20 am

Exemplary girls from 24 ethnic minority groups all over the country gathered in the UNESCO-recognized natural heritage site of Hoi An, from August 3-5, for the launch of the Brighter Path scholarship program. 

Ethnic minority girls and former Miss World Vietnam Duong Truong Thien Ly at the ceremony (Photo: Coutersy of VinaCapital)

The scholarship program is a collaboration between the Vu A Dinh scholarship organization and the VinaCapital Foundation (VCF). It will support these students through three years of high school and four years of college.


The program launch began with the first annual “Dream Meeting,” which consisted of series of workshops to mentor and encourage the girls to have big dreams and goals and give them the tools to succeed. The girls were also treated to fun outings to ancient Hoi An town and My Son.


The meeting was held at the Hoi An River Beach Resort and attended by former Vice-President of Vietnam and Chairwoman of Vu A Dinh, Madame Truong My Hoa; VCF’s CEO and Executive Director Robin King Austin; and others.


The VinaCapital Foundation (VCF) and Vu A Dinh are proud to partner on this innovative partnership to help educate ethnic minority girls, one of the most disadvantaged groups in Vietnam.  An initial donation of $13,500, which will fund the first year of scholarships for the 50 girls, was provided by the Canadian Chamber of Commerce in Vietnam (CanCham), and was matched 100 percent by the VinaCapital Group.  The Golden Light Investment Trading Company is also donating one percent of their annual sales to support the scholarship program.
 
A Brighter Path is designed to provide hope for a brighter future and to break the poverty cycle for ethnic minority girls in Vietnam.  To be eligible for the program, all students must be members of one of Vietnam’s ethnic minority groups, have demonstrated academic excellence, and come from families living at or below the national poverty line ($13 per capita per month).

Source: SGGP

TV series offers educational methods to teach children

In Uncategorized on July 30, 2010 at 11:18 am

Actor Viet Anh and little actor Hien Lam take roles of the father, Nam, and 7 year-old son, Bo. (Photo: VTV)

The favorite “My loving children” TV show that not only entertains but educates young viewers has been adapted into a 52-episode TV series by the channel 3 of the national television.  


The show was one of the most highly regarded children’s programs of 2009, aired on VTV3.


For the film every 7-minute episode contains interesting and exciting stories about Bo, 7 year-old little intelligent boy and his father, Nam, offers methods to teach children.


The series will begin broadcasting at 7.55 pm this Sunday on VTV3 and repeat on VTV1 at the same time on following Saturday.


 

Source: SGGP

Country should produce attractive and educational online games

In Uncategorized on July 15, 2010 at 4:45 pm

Many discussions on online games have been held recently to consider the negative imapact they have had on Vietnam’s youth.

Many young people spends much of their time and money playing online games. (Photo: SGGP

People have said that young people have spent much of their time and money playing online games. Violent, sexually explicit games have been blamed for many recent crimes.


Many have argued that the government should ban or limit development of online games.


However, other people said that it is not easy to implement a prohibition of online games. Players can play online games on foreign websites through internet.


The country’s authorities should delegate online game distributors to manage their sector directly. They must submit their management measures to the government for promoting and launching produces.


Online games attract 2-3 million Vietnamese young people.


Along with unwholesome content of many games, several games that are more wholesome have become hits in the country.  Such games require players to have knowledge of Vietnamese culture, history and society.


The government and entrepreneurs should join hands to produce attractive and educational online games to create a modern yet healthy playing field for the youth.

Source: SGGP

Ethnic minority girls receive educational support

In Uncategorized on June 5, 2010 at 2:26 pm




Ethnic minority girls receive educational support


QĐND – Saturday, June 05, 2010, 21:13 (GMT+7)

The VinaCapital Foundation (VCF) and the Golden Light Investment Trading Company, Ltd. (Golden Light) announced June 3 an innovative partnership to help educate ethnic minority girls.


Golden Light is the exclusive distributor in Vietnam for LOLITA S.A., one of South America’s top fashion retailers. The program, “A Brighter Path: Scholarships for Ethnic Minority Girls,” will provide seven-year scholarships for girls from various ethnic minority communities throughout Vietnam who are exemplary students.  Golden Light will contribute one percent of the sales from their Lolita Stores over the next two years with a minimum donation of $15,000.  


The memorandum of understanding (MOU) signing took place at the VinaCapital Foundation office in Ho Chi Minh City between Mimi Vu, Director of Development for VCF, and Mr. Barry Weisblatt, CEO of Golden Light.  


”Social responsibility, especially in support of the development of women, is an important part of Lolita’s culture worldwide,” said Mr. Weisblatt. “We are very excited to be working with such an outstanding program as A Brighter Path to support women in Vietnam as well.”


A Brighter Path, designed to provide hope for a brighter future and break the cycle among of poverty among ethnic minority girls in Vietnam, will provide 100 girls from poor families with scholarships to attend high school and university. 


To be eligible for the program, all students must be members of one of Vietnam’s ethnic minority groups, demonstrate high academic excellence, and come from families living at or below the national poverty rate of $13 per capita per month.


Once accepted into the program, each student will receive a seven-year scholarship (three years of high school and four years of university) that includes support for books, food, housing, and uniforms or clothing. 


In addition, VCF will convene the girls once a year for the “Dream Meeting,” a workshop/retreat that will give them a chance to reflect on their progress and brainstorm about and plan their future goals. 


The program’s pilot year, 2010-2011, will support 50 15-year-old girls from various communities all over Vietnam, after which the number of students will be increased to 100 girls.


LOLITA will open its first store in Vietnam in June 6 at 1 Nguyen Trai Street, with another outlet slated to open at the new Vincom Center on Le Thanh Ton Street.


Source: SGGP


Source: QDND

Ethnic minority girls receive educational support

In Uncategorized on June 5, 2010 at 10:30 am

The VinaCapital Foundation (VCF) and the Golden Light Investment Trading Company, Ltd. (Golden Light) announced June 3 an innovative partnership to help educate ethnic minority girls.

Mimi Vu, Director of Development for VCF (1, L) and Mr. Barry Weisblatt, CEO of Golden Light signs agreement at the VinaCapital Foundation office in Ho Chi Minh City on June 3 (Photo: Q. Thanh)

Golden Light is the exclusive distributor in Vietnam for LOLITA S.A., one of South America’s top fashion retailers. The program, “A Brighter Path: Scholarships for Ethnic Minority Girls,” will provide seven-year scholarships for girls from various ethnic minority communities throughout Vietnam who are exemplary students.  Golden Light will contribute one percent of the sales from their Lolita Stores over the next two years with a minimum donation of $15,000.  


The memorandum of understanding (MOU) signing took place at the VinaCapital Foundation office in Ho Chi Minh City between Mimi Vu, Director of Development for VCF, and Mr. Barry Weisblatt, CEO of Golden Light.  


”Social responsibility, especially in support of the development of women, is an important part of Lolita’s culture worldwide,” said Mr. Weisblatt. “We are very excited to be working with such an outstanding program as A Brighter Path to support women in Vietnam as well.”


A Brighter Path, designed to provide hope for a brighter future and break the cycle among of poverty among ethnic minority girls in Vietnam, will provide 100 girls from poor families with scholarships to attend high school and university. 


To be eligible for the program, all students must be members of one of Vietnam’s ethnic minority groups, demonstrate high academic excellence, and come from families living at or below the national poverty rate of $13 per capita per month.


Once accepted into the program, each student will receive a seven-year scholarship (three years of high school and four years of university) that includes support for books, food, housing, and uniforms or clothing. 


In addition, VCF will convene the girls once a year for the “Dream Meeting,” a workshop/retreat that will give them a chance to reflect on their progress and brainstorm about and plan their future goals. 


The program’s pilot year, 2010-2011, will support 50 15-year-old girls from various communities all over Vietnam, after which the number of students will be increased to 100 girls.
 
LOLITA will open its first store in Vietnam in June 6 at 1 Nguyen Trai Street, with another outlet slated to open at the new Vincom Center on Le Thanh Ton Street.

Source: SGGP

New educational program helps learners solve life challenges

In Uncategorized on May 10, 2010 at 12:46 pm

To help all classes of the society improve their educational level, a new multi-leveled education program is in the works.


The Ministry of Education and Training is creating new education programs that aim to provide all segments of society with knowledge of law, environmental protection, physical fitness and business matters.  Officials hope the program will be helpful for people to solve life’s challenges.


Flexibly designed, the program includes over 1,500 classes, addressing many important issues in society. Under the plan, individual provinces would be able to choose which programs address the needs of their particular communities.


The ministry will consider input from all segments of society while designing the new educational programs.

Source: SGGP

Hue city hosts educational technology seminar

In Politics-Society on March 19, 2010 at 4:42 pm




Hue city hosts educational technology seminar


QĐND – Friday, March 19, 2010, 20:39 (GMT+7)

An international seminar on “educational technology and occupational environment in Vietnam ”was held in the former imperial city of Hue on March 18 under the auspices of Hue University and France ’s Toulouse University.


The event drew representatives from universities in France, Thailand, Laos, Cambodia, and Vietnam and a number of international organisations.


The 21 reports presented at the seminar focused on the current state of the educational technology and occupational environment in Vietnam and other countries in the region, as well as on training technology in developed countries, engineers in charge of human resources management, and the latest techniques in educational technology and distance training.


Educational technology plays a crucial role in helping Vietnam integrate into the global economy, said the reports.


During the seminar, participants pointed out weaknesses in Vietnam’s educational technology, saying that tertiary education has not matched with employers’ demands and vocational training has failed to meet rural labour demands.


“Vocational training need to be renovated to match with the society’s practical requirements,” stressed Associate Professor Dr Ha Van Hoi from the Hanoi National University.


Source: VNA


Source: QDND