Children at a kindergarten (Photo: VNA) Hanoi (VNA) – Vietnam needs new approaches that are designed based on geographic conditions and cultural characteristics of ethnic minority communities in order to address the persistent malnutrition among ethnic minority children, said a report of the World Bank. The WB released the report titled “Persistent Malnutrition in Ethnic Minority Communities of Viet Nam: Issues and Options or Policy and Interventions” in Hanoi on December 10. Addressing the event, WB Country Director Ousmane Dione said Vietnam has made impressive progress in reducing malnutrition in children in the past two decades, but the disparity between ethnic minority children and their peers in plain areas is widening. He said priority should be given to provinces with highest malnutrition rates in the next period in order to create substantial changes. The report found that only 39 percent of ethnic minority children from 6 to 23 … [Read more...] about New approaches needed to address malnutrition in ethnic minority children: WB report
Community CTBC Bank shares joys with orphaned children The Saigon Times Daily Tuesday, Dec 10, 2019,15:21 (GMT+7) CTBC Bank shares joys with orphaned childrenThe Saigon Times Daily CTBC Bank volunteers visit Duc Quang Orphanage in Ben Tre Province - PHOTO: COURTESY OF CTBC BANK HCMC – The HCMC branch of CTBC Bank has organized a charity event for orphans in the Mekong Delta province of Ben Tre to celebrate Christmas and New Year. The bank spent VND116 million (about US$5,000) organizing games and buying in-house equipment, milk, nappies and food for around 110 children at Duc Quang Orphanage in Long Hoa Commune, Binh Dai District on December 7. Last year, CTBC Bank also organized a similar charity event at Xuan Tam Orphanage in Dong Nai Province with a fund of VND93 million. Share with your friends: … [Read more...] about CTBC Bank shares joys with orphaned children
Some defendants in the exam cheating scandal said that VND1 billion was paid for each ‘exam score fabrication’. Tuoi Tre newspaper reported that Tran Xuan Yen, former deputy director of Son La Education and Training Department, said a defendant in the exam score scandal in the province declared that it was the department director who gave him information about eight examinees and told him to get the exam papers of the students to manipulate scores. Tran Xuan Yen (white shirt) is arrested Regarding the ‘cost’ of score fabrication, Yen said one had to pay VND1 billion to raise the total exam score of three exam subjects to the wanted levels. Yen was ‘in charge’ of 13 students, Nguyen Thi Hong Nga,16, while Dang Huu Thuy, vice rector of To Hieu High School in Son La City, was responsible for four examinees and Lo Van Huynh, head of the quality assurance division, for 7. Tran Xuan Yen, former deputy director of Son La Education and Training … [Read more...] about Exam cheating scandal: how much did one score adjustment cost?
Irina Konhiukhova (R) and children participating in the "Peace Road" project in Kalmykia, Russia. The projects include “Peace Road,” to be carried out the areas which were battlefields, and underprivileged areas, and “Arch of Peace” which will build gates as a symbol of peace, starting from Ukraine. Russia aims to compile a document similar to the Peace Chapter, stipulating basic regulations on respect for sovereignty and human rights, as well as mechanisms and procedures for conflict settlement, she said, urging countries, including Vietnam, to participate in the compilation. Konhiukhova also suggested these countries develop their own peace law in order to avoid groundless conflicts. She said anti-terrorism is Russia’s another priority, adding that the country will launch projects to study areas vulnerable to terrorism like North Caucasus. Besides, Russia has paid attention to narrowing development gaps. Russia … [Read more...] about Russia calls on Vietnam to participate in peace projects
VSIP granted red books to first homeowners of Sun Casa project in Binh Duong Breaking ground in January 2018, Sun Casa is one of four residential projects developed by VSIP in Vietnam. Sun Casa is conceived as part of VSIP II in Binh Duong, offering quality and convenient housing and amenities to support the local communities and working population. The project is located in Hoa Phu ward, Thu Dau Mot city. Designed as a high-quality urban area, Sun Casa is taking shape to deliver a top-notch living experience, which is also organised around green spaces and facilities residents enjoyment. Once residents move in, the project is expected to become a modern, civilised cosmopolitan community in Binh Duong. Thanks to this vision, Sun Casa has been granted prestigious awards, such as the coveted Best Housing Development (Landed Property) Ho Chi Minh City and Best Housing Landscape Architectural Design. At the ceremony for customers held at Sun Casa last weekend, VSIP granted red books to … [Read more...] about VSIP grants red books to first homeowners of Sun Casa