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Program to develop rural literature kicks off

In Uncategorized on December 24, 2010 at 4:36 am

The Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development and Vietnamese Writers Association have worked together in a program to develop rural literature for 2010 to 2020.

A view of northern countryside area (Photo: VnExpress)

Vietnamese writers have produced many famous literary works over the years and have reflected on the beauty of rural life from many regions of Vietnamese culture.

Only writers who have a close attachment with nature could create profound stories such as: Song mon (Desperate life) of Nam Cao, Lang (Village) of Kim Lan, Dat rung Phuong Nam (Southern forest land) of Doan Gioi and Dong song tho au (River of the childhood) of Nguyen Quang Sang.

These stories were written from the authors’ experience of the countryside and their rural life.

Several of Vietnamese writers were born in rural areas. However, the modern life has pulled them away from the cradle of creativity in the countryside.

As a result, they have made their livelihood in urban areas with a rustic manner. To approach young readers, their works join the urban movement but each written page carries a provincial sadness.

A generation of ‘suburb writers’ have moved away from their originality and have tried to work harder and more in touch with civilization.

It is hoped that the program will awake and build up the rural part in the soul of each writer.

Source: SGGP

Exchange program for the poor

In Uncategorized on December 16, 2010 at 9:30 am

Exchange program for the poor

QĐND – Tuesday, December 14, 2010, 20:20 (GMT+7)

PANO – An exchange programme titled “Enterprises and businessmen with border houses”, is scheduled to be held at Hai Phong City Convention Center on December 18th.

Co-organised by the Vietnam Fatherland Front Central Committee, the Vietnam Chamber of Commerce and Industry (VCCI), the Border Guard High Command, the People’s Army Newspaper and People’s Committee of Hai Phong City, the exchange is aimed at honouring and encouraging enterprises, businessmen and benefactors to respond and participate in the “Action Month for the Poor”, particularly the campaign “Houses for needy people in border regions and off-shore islands 2010”

The exchange will be broadcast live on Hai Phong Radio and Television and VTC2 channel at 8pm on December 18th.

Translated by Vu Hung

Source: QDND

HCMC conducts pilot English teaching program for first, third graders

In Uncategorized on November 22, 2010 at 10:03 am

Latin-American music program held in Hanoi

In Uncategorized on November 14, 2010 at 12:59 am

Pepsico Vietnam donates $40,000 for SGGP charity program

In Uncategorized on October 31, 2010 at 10:10 am

School deceives students into enrolling in unaccredited program

In Uncategorized on August 4, 2010 at 11:19 am

Ho Chi Minh City-based American Vietnamese International School (AVIS) deceived nearly 300 students during the 2009-2010 academic year, as it had been training them for a three-year college degree which is unaccredited. 


American Vietnamese International School at 36, A4 Street, Tan Binh District, Ho Chi Minh City (Photo: SGGP)

The school, which is operated by American Vietnamese International Joint Stock Company, functions as a personnel training school offering only short-term courses.
However, it was advertised classes on information technology and international economics together with English. 
With this advertisement, Le Cong Duc, the company’s director, enticed hundreds of applicants from provinces.
For the 2009-2010 school year, the school sent admission notes to applicants and induced nearly 300 candidates to enroll on a three-year degree course in IT and international economics at a tuition of US$4,000.
Some students said at the new school year ceremony in 2009, the school’s managers promised that after graduation, students would be granted an international graduate degree by a foreign school associated with AVIS, and that all of them would find jobs related to their majors.
When going to class, students saw abnormal signs. For instance, the school pledged that English classes would be conducted by native English speakers, but in reality ended up being taught by Vietnamese teachers, and students only had the chance to study English with Dennish Requet, the school’s deputy head, once a week for a few months.
In addition, the school advertised it had a modern online library, but there was only a shelf with some books and not any computers.
Student suspicions of deception was confirmed when they were invited to a seminar, which was really a meeting to introduce a new management board, on July 23, 2010.
At the meeting, students were informed that Mr. Duc’s company was not licensed to offer the three-year degree course and the program which they had studied during the past year was unaccredited.
Convinced to study bachelor’s degree course
At the meeting, Nguyen Danh Chau, director of the southern branch of the International Cooperation and Education Center, under the Enterprise Management Institute, which has associated with AVIS in training, said, “In the past, you studied in a professional environment, but unfortunately the program was unaccredited; so we will admit you to our school to study as part of a program affiliated with the University of NorthWest.”
He said after graduation, students would be granted a bachelor’s from the University of Northwest, which is accredited in 59 countries.
A member of the management board said the university was established in 2001 and has affiliations in Singapore, the United Kingdom, Pakistan and Nigeria.
Ho Nam, AVIS’ new principal, said the tuition for the bachelor program would be US$5,960, but that students would be offered a reduced tuition of only US$5,000, which would mean that they would only have to pay an additional US$1,000 in order to earn an accredited bachelor’s degree.
The American Embassy in Vietnam has confirmed that there is no University of NorthWest in the US.  

Source: SGGP

Vietcombank to donate $50,000 more to SGGP charity program

In Uncategorized on July 29, 2010 at 11:18 am

Vietcombank has recently decided to contribute 20 more houses of gratitude and 200 additional scholarships, a total of VND1 billion (US$50,000), as part of stage 1 of Sai Gon Giai Phong’s charity program, Nghia Tinh Truong Son (Sentimental Attachment for Truong Son Road).

Logo of program Nghia Tinh Truong Son

20 houses, worth VND30 million (US$1,500) each and 200 scholarships, worth VND2 million (US$100) each will be offered to war invalids and martyrs’ families and students, who live in Ho Chi Minh City, Quang Ngai and Long An provinces.

Earlier, Vietcombank agreed to fund 600 houses of gratitude and 1,000 scholarships, worth total of VND20 billion ($1 million), to war invalids and martyrs’ families and local students, who live along Truong Son Road, which goes through 12 provinces such as Nghe An, Ha Tinh and Quang Binh.

Vietcombank also is funding the construction of two temples to commemorate the martyr Truong Son, at a cost VND20 billion ($1 million).

Vietcombank’s branches at twelve provinces along Truong Son Road disbursed money for building houses and grating scholarships since July 15-27.

SGGP and Vietcombank will complete stage one of the program by August 15.

SGGP has also prepared a gala night to launch stage 2 of the program, which is expected get underway in December.

Source: SGGP

Int’l summer youth program popular, extended

In Uncategorized on June 23, 2010 at 12:36 pm

Kids taking part in the course will be  exposed to a wide variety of activities such as painting, singing, chanting, dancing, storytelling and playing educational games.( Photo: Courtesy of SEAMEO)

The Summer Fun program launched in Ho Chi Minh City by the Southeast Asian Ministers of Education Organization earlier this monrh was such a resounding success that a sequel program will be held next month.

This special two-week English course is designed for children from seven to fifteen years old.

The program aims to enable students to develop their English language skills in an interactive and, most importantly, fun environment, organizers said.

The children will be exposed to a wide variety of activities such as painting, singing, chanting, dancing, storytelling and playing educational games.

At the same time, students would have the opportunity to interact with foreign teachers from a diverse range of cultural backgrounds – America, England, Australia, and Scotland. Teachers help students improve their knowledge and understanding of foreign cultures, values and people of these countries.

The second Summer Fun program will be held July 5-16 at 35 Le Thanh Ton St, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City.

Source: SGGP

Intel backs RMIT engineering program

In Uncategorized on June 23, 2010 at 12:36 pm

Intel Vietnam has committed to providing 20 full scholarships to RMIT International University Vietnam’s new Master of Engineering program this year.

RMIT’s Master of Engineering (Electronic and Computer Engineering) was established last month to help Vietnam achieve its goal of having enough international standard engineering graduates to meet vital industry and infrastructure development needs in the near future.

The scholarships announced June 22 and sponsored by Intel will provide Vietnamese nationals with the opportunity to obtain RMIT’s internationally recognized professional engineering qualifications.

Each scholarship is worth nearly VND1 billion, which will cover total tuition fees, a pre-study English program (if required), all course materials, and a small stipend for living expenses.

In addition, students will be able to obtain the opportunity to do an exchange semester in RMIT University, Australia. Upon graduation in 2013, those students will join the engineer workforce at Intel’s largest Assembly and Test factory in Ho Chi Minh City.

Source: SGGP

Tourism program launched in the northern provinces

In Uncategorized on June 21, 2010 at 4:44 pm

Tourism program launched in the northern provinces

QĐND – Monday, June 21, 2010, 22:17 (GMT+7)

The Bac Ha Culture and Tourism Week Open 2010, a special tourism program, has been launched in Bac Ha town in the northern mountain province of Lao Cai.

At the event, more than 60 horses took part in an interesting horse race at the town’s stadium.

The race, a traditional event in the mountainous area, drew the participation of thousands of domestic and foreign visitors, as well as local residents.

Earlier, a giant Thang Co pan, weighing 1.5 tonnes and measures 3 meters in diameter and 1 meter deep, was made to serve visitors. 500 kg of horse meat was cooked in the pan, considered to be the biggest Thang Co pan in Vietnam. Thus making it a Guiness record.

Thang Co is a special dish made from horse meat and several other ingredients and is presented at Hmong festivals.

During the event, many other cultural and art performances along with and traditional games were held.

Source: Ha Noi Moi

Translated by Duy Minh

Source: QDND