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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

Social contributions will help reduce student dropouts in Mekong delta

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

Pham Vu Luan, Minister of Education and Training said at a conference in the Mekong delta province of Dong Thap thousands of students have stopped attending school and we need more social contributions to help these students.

Needy students in the province Vinh Long are given free meals, contributed by the teachers (Photo: SGGP))

Addressing the meeting, Luan pointed out the reasons why students are dropping out of school. He said this was due to the students’ poor academic performance and financial problems in the students’ families.

However, it is difficult to remedy this issue. The academic year 2010-2011 has seen a high percentage of students dropping out of school. That is 0.34% of the primary students, 2.28% percent of junior students and 3.53% of senior students leave school.

The Mekong delta province of Soc Trang, An Giang, Dong Thap, Bac Lieu and Long An have the most dropouts; with 9.35% in Soc Trang, 5.6% in Kien Giang and over 3% in Long An and Dong Thap.

Trieu Minh Duc, a schoolteacher of Hoang Dieu High School in Soc Trang, said teachers have visited the students in their homes, encouraging them to return to study. However, many of them now worked in factories in the Southern provinces of Can Tho, Binh Duong and Ho Chi Minh City. The parents have informed the teachers, that the children have decided to work in the factories, rather than return to school. 

Minister Luan said that we need more social contributions and changes in education in the attempt to stop the drop out rate from students. The parents and the community at large should not leave this problem for the teachers to solve.

Minister Luan also said, “The departments of Education and Training and the local government authorites need to have more coordination, so that we can create a better teaching environment for our students, encouraging them to attend school.

The provinces have adopted certain strategies to stop students leaving school early. The department of Education and Training in the province An Giang has implemented a movement called ‘one tutors one’. This means that one good academic student will tutor a student that has a poorer performance at school.

Meanwhile, the department of Education and Training in the province Hau Giang called for the contributions of teachers to assist low-income students and their families. Teachers have contributed VND10, 000 to100, 000 dong each to the fund. The department has collected nearly VND200 million in the aid to help disadvantaged students. With this kind of assistance, many students can now stay on at school.

In addition, the Committee party from Hau Giang province has ordered all agencies, organizations and companies to help sponsor low-income students. Over 300 schools have received support from their benefactors. Over VND5 billion (US$250,000) have been raised for low-income students in the academic year 2010-2011.

The Mekong delta province of Dong Thap has also implemented certain strategies so that schools can keep in close contact with the parents of the students. These strategies include informing parents about the progress of the student while at school. Developing and implementing extra school activities in the attempt to persuade students to stay at school. Informing parents of the negative influences that computer games have on students. Finally, explaining to the parents that some students force and coerced students, into ‘playing truancy’.

Furthermore, the province of Soc Trang has constructed houses for low-income students and their families. In the province of Vinh Long, teachers have provided free meals for students whose homes are far away from the schools.

To conclude, these strategies have been implemented in the attempt to decrease the dropout rate from students. However, it requires more support from many individuals and organisation to maintain.

Source: SGGP

VN leads SEA in student enrollments in US

In Uncategorized on November 16, 2010 at 2:31 pm

National Student Football tournament kicks off

In Uncategorized on October 29, 2010 at 4:46 pm

National Student Football tournament kicks off

QĐND – Friday, October 29, 2010, 23:22 (GMT+7)

The final round of the National Student Football Tournament took place on October 28th at the Chi Lang Stadium in Da Nang City with the participation of 16 teams from universities nationwide.

These teams will play in a round-robin format in four groups to select the two best ones of each group for the semi-final. The final match will be played on November 7th.

Teams from the Hanoi Polytechnic University, the Da Nang University, the Ho Chi Minh City Sports and Physical Training Pedagogy University and the Thai Nguyen University are regarded as the strongest ones.

The ongoing event aims to motivate the sport activities of university and college students nationwide.

Source: HNM

Translated by Duy Minh


Source: QDND

Piano high school student presents 1st solo

In Uncategorized on October 13, 2010 at 7:56 am

Young pianist Nguyen The Cuong Quoc performed classical music in a concert at the Ho Chi Minh City Conservatory of Music on September 24.

      Nguyen The Cuong Quoc

The pianist performed works by famous composers such as Beethoven, Rachmaninov, Chopin and Ravel together with the Ho Chi Minh City Philharmonic Orchestra under the baton of Nguyen Anh Son.

Cuong Quoc, 17, is a 12th grader in HCMC and a student at the HCMC Conservatory of Music.

The young pianist was introduced to piano when he was four years old and entered the Conservatory of Music at eight.

He received several awards at local and international piano competitions such as the Per Giovanni Piano Competition in 2003, Bradshaw & Buono Piano Contest in New York in 2005, and Autumn Young Talent Concours Contest in Hanoi in 2007.

Source: SGGP

Vietnamese student died from Taser gun in Australia

In Uncategorized on October 13, 2010 at 7:47 am

Australian police shot and killed a Vietnamese student who seemed drunk and threaten a girlfriend with a knife on October 5, according to the Vietnamese Consulate General in Australia and the local media.

The student Le Ba Thinh, 25, died after he was shot in the heart by  the police with a Taser gun (electronic stun gun).

Thinh came to Australia for studying English and lived in a house in Helen St, Sefton, in Sydney’s west.

The girlfriend who lives together with Thinh in a shared house called police when the man was reportedly trying to force entry her room just after midnight.

The man lost consciousness shortly after being Tasered, but he died on the way to Liverpool Hospital.

The death of the Vietnamese student who is the second to have been killed with a Taser in Australia aroused discussions on using the stun gun.


Source: SGGP

Funds for student dormitories to be paid in advance

In Uncategorized on August 3, 2010 at 3:24 pm

Funds for student dormitories to be paid in advance

QĐND – Tuesday, August 03, 2010, 21:15 (GMT+7)

The Government will provide money in advance for the building of student accommodation approved for 2010-11.

Government Office document 211/TB-VPCP says the pre-payment is primarily intended to ensure the projects are completed on schedule.

The Government has also agreed to transfer VND59.5 billion (US$3 million) for 44 Construction Ministry-approved student-accommodation projects.

And Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung has asked the municipal administrations of Ha Noi and HCM City to provide scheduled moneys in advance for projects that he has approved.

The payments will be refunded from next year’s State budget, says the document.

The document says Planning and Investment Minister Vo Hong Phuc has been asked to co-ordinate with the Construction and Finance Ministries to complete a list of student-accommodation projects for 2011-15 that have been given prime ministerial approval but which have not been included in capital allotments for 2010.

The list will go to the National Assembly Standing Committee.

The Construction Ministry has been asked to co-ordinate with the Education and Training, the Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs, Planning and Investment and the Finance Ministries together with relevant agencies to complete a list of proposed projects that are to be financed from the sale of government bonds in 2011-15 for the prime minister’s approval.

Source: VietNamNet/Viet Nam News


Source: QDND

Student volunteers help extinguish a fire in Thanh Hoa

In Uncategorized on July 30, 2010 at 7:19 pm

Student volunteers help extinguish a fire in Thanh Hoa

QĐND – Friday, July 30, 2010, 20:57 (GMT+7)

PANO – 30 student volunteers from the Ham Rong Voluntary Group have joined forces with soldiers, civil defence force, and local citizens in putting out a fire in Linh Truong pine forest in Hoang Yen Commune, Hoang Hoa District, Thanh Hoa Province.

After two hours fighting the blaze, the volunteers successfully saved 75 hectares out of 90 hectares of the pine forest.

Moreover, these volunteers distributed nearly 1,000 documents related to forest protection and birth-control to local people.  

They also helped local people clean up village roads and dredge ditches. Additionally, in response to their call, local and neighbouring provincial benefactors granted 30 scholarships, each worth VND 100,000, and 10 gifts to students with adversity and the families of wounded soldiers and martyrs.

Translated by Mai Huong

Source: QDND

Vietnamese athletes compete at the regional student sports competition

In Uncategorized on July 15, 2010 at 9:00 am

Vietnamese athletes compete at the regional student sports competition

QĐND – Wednesday, July 14, 2010, 20:58 (GMT+7)

More than 4,000 athletes from Vietnam, Indonesia, Singapore, Brunei, Thailand, the Philippines and Malaysia are now competing at ten sports events, including track and field, sepak takraw, golf, badminton, swimming, gymnastic, tennis, table tennis, volleyball and basketball, at the second ASEAN student sports festival in Malaysia from July 13th to 21st.

Over 100 Vietnamese athletes are only competing at five events, track and field, swimming, gymnastics, basketball and badminton.

In addition to the sport competition, other activities, such as cultural exchanges and exploring local tourist sites, will be held for all participants.

Source: NLD

Translated by Duy Minh

Source: QDND

Tiny student, iron will

In Uncategorized on June 18, 2010 at 8:31 am

Tiny student, iron will

QĐND – Wednesday, June 16, 2010, 20:57 (GMT+7)

Standing at less than one metre and weighing only 13 kilogrammes, Canh Duy Khanh is often mistaken for a first grade student. But in fact, he is a first year student at Hanoi Industrial University.

“Like many other children, I was born healthy, weighing three kilogrammes. My mother said that I had a chubby face. However, I have not grown since I was three years old. When I was 10, I was only 80 centimetres tall,” Khanh related.

Khanh’s elder brother, Canh Chi Long, is also a tiny student, studying at FPT University in Hanoi. He suffers from the same disease as Khanh. Long is 1.15 metres tall and weighs 24 kilogrammes. Khanh and Long live in a rented room in Hanoi as both of them are studying at universities. Khanh and Long do everything themselves, from going to the market and making meals to washing clothes.

Their room is very small, 8 square metres, just enough for a bed and a computer. When asked “How can you both share such a small bed?” – Khanh smiled and replied: “The small bed fits us. Especially, it seems to be too large in winter.”

Feeling sorry for his two sons, their father, Canh Chi Dan, took Khanh and Long to many hospitals to seek treatment. Doctors asserted that they could not do anything.

“I know that my parents are very sad because of my disease,” Khanh admitted. “I was teased by my friends while growing up. I felt discouraged,” he continued. “Sometimes I thought that I would have to give up school, but, I changed my mind. I think that I must not lose my will, or I will lose everything.”

Thanks to his iron will, and encouragement from parents, friends and teachers, the tiny boy has overcome his difficulties to become a university student.

Khanh began going to school when he was eight years old and graduated from primary, secondary and then high school. Khanh always did well, even though he faced a lot of difficulties in studying.

As Khanh was very small, he did not have to attend physical exercises, but he loves sports. He was not strong enough to  play with friends, so during in break times, he regularly played football with lower graders. Khanh likes football very much and his favorite footballer is Ronaldinho.

When asked about his studies, Khanh noted that he always listened with concentration to his teachers, so that he could understand everything during class hours. At home, Khanh reviewed lessons and did exercises. When he had free time, he liked watching TV news, listening to music, playing with children or helping his parents.

Khanh added that his parents, sisters and especially his elder brother are always examples for him to follow. His brother, Long, studies very well.

Though Khanh is tiny, his dreams are very big. Both Khanh and Long are studying to become software programmers. “I hope I can find a job at a computer company. If not, we will borrow money from someone to open a shop specializing in designing and maintaining websites,” Khanh revealed.

Source: VNN

Source: QDND