Some say Vietnamese culture must be respected, while others say calling students by English names is no big deal An official statement from an education department leader in Ho Chi Minh City, who said giving students English names during language classes is “against Vietnam’s traditional education,” has sparked fresh debate among Tuoi Tre News readers. Unlike the controversial rule to ban audiovisual tools from English teaching in citywide primary schools, the ‘name issue’ is winning support from English teachers, native and local. Vietnamese don’t need English names Commenting on Tuoi Tre News’ Facebook Page, Michael David Kemp said he agrees “100 percent” with the idea that students not be called by anything other than their Vietnamese names. “Vietnamese names mean something and have a meaning behind them,” he wrote. “I always try to learn [how to say] my students Vietnamese names.” … [Read more...] about Phuc or Fuchsia? Should Vietnamese students have Western names in English classes?
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A view of the conference. (Photo: VNA) Hanoi (VNA) – Reducing food shortages and malnutrition in the northern provinces of Lao Cai, Lai Chau and Ha Giang is the main goal of a project sponsored by the International Development Research Centre (IDRC) of Canada. The project has been carried out in the three localities from November 2015 to June 2018, heard a conference in Hanoi on June 18. A representative from the National Institute of Nutrition under the Ministry of Health said the project aims to build a supply chain meeting the standards of the institute to address food safety barriers for the target populations, especially mothers and children, in the aforesaid provinces. After nearly three years of implementation, the project has built a system of 13 consulting desks on child raising in the localities, opened training courses on safe agricultural practices for needy women and provided online courses on food security. Over 1,600 children under two years old in nine … [Read more...] about Project helps improve food security for women in rural areas
Young people prepare applications at Can Tho University to find jobs in big cities (Photo: tienphong.vn) Can Tho (VNA) — The Mekong Delta is one of the richest parts of Vietnam, leading the country in rice, shrimp and other agricultural products. But now the area is facing a labour shortage as young people leave to work in HCM City and southeastern provinces. Ly Sa Ruong from Tran De district in Soc Trang province told Tien Phong (Vanguard) newspaper that many young people had left their hometowns to find jobs in Binh Duong province. “Only old people and children are left behind. Young people have gone to Binh Duong province including my three children,” he said. “Farming does not provide a stable income.” Vice Chairman of the district’s Thanh Thoi An commune Nguyen Hai Quan said local people mostly worked in agriculture with two rice crops a year. Mechanisation had replaced manual work so people had more free time after the harvests. As … [Read more...] about Mekong Delta provinces voice concern over shortage of workers
The rector of the school, Senior Colonel Le The Thu, attended the event. The house was built for Mrs. Bui Thi Xa, the wife of martyr Nguyen Van Chat who had sacrificed his life in 1971 in the Southern front during the Vietnamese national resistance war against the U.S. At the event Earlier, the Commando Officer Training School’s Party Committee worked closely with the Lien Son commune (Luong Son, Hoa Binh)’s Party Committee, People's Council and Committee to discuss the construction of the gratitude house. The school funded VND 60 million for the construction of the house, while the remaining cost was covered by the family, local authorities, and local people. In addition, the school donated some working days to complete the project as scheduled. * On the same day, Company 74 of Army Corps 15 handed over two gratitude houses to needy households in Gia Lai province. Accordingly, the houses were granted to Luu Dinh Thanh’s family in Doan Ket hamlet, … [Read more...] about Military units build gratitude houses for policy households
The new economic models of transportation, lodging services, fintech, energy, and digital entertainment are expected to drive the sharing economy in Vietnam if regulatory sandboxes become more readily available. VIR’s roundtable on deploying sandboxes in Vietnam’s sharing economy was joined by experts and businesses Fintech, considered a fairly new economic model, is facilitating the sharing economy which has been developing in Singapore and other regional countries in recent time. In Vietnam, fintech is beginning to take root, but without a lack of regulatory sandboxes for fintech advancement in the country. Validus Capital, a Singapore-based peer-to-peer (P2P) lending platform for small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) and accredited investors, last week launched financial support services for SMEs in Vietnam, marking its official expansion to the country. However, Validus may suffer from challenges in related policies, though its plan is … [Read more...] about Appeals for sturdy sandbox direction