The visitors joined the students in a life-skills training session where the girls practiced perseverance, critical thinking, negotiating, and leadership skills. Former US First Lady Michelle Obama accompanied by actresses Julia Roberts and Vietnamese-born Lana Condor and “Today Show” co-host Jenna Bush Hager were in Vietnam early this week to promote girls' education to help reach their full potential. Former US first lady Michelle Obama stands for a photo with female students at Can Giuoc High School in Long An province, Vietnam on Dec 9. Photo: AP On Monday [December 9], the visitors talked with girls at a high school in the Mekong Delta province of Long An to listen to the students talk about their schoolwork and challenges. The visitors talk with students. Photo: AP The visitors also joined the students in a life-skills training session where the girls practiced perseverance, critical thinking and negotiating and leadership skills that … [Read more...] about Michelle Obama, Julia Roberts promote girls’ education in Vietnam
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Samsung Viet Nam handed over STEM lab to Samsung HOPE school. — Photo courtesy of Samsung Samsung Viet Nam officially launched STEM Classes at Thai Nguyen and Bac Ninh Samsung Hope School in a modern, child-friendly open space model to meet the needs of learning and practicing STEM. The first STEM education model (interdisciplinary education method: Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) introduced in provinces with a total investment of VND2 billion (US$86,425), with the hope of contributing to the digital shift of Viet Nam education in line with the Samsung's global corporate social responsibility (CSR) vision, “Enabling People, Education for the future generation”. With diverse and plentiful contents, Samsung's advanced technology equipment including smart interactive boards, tablets, STEM Lego Robotics and 3D Printing along with the training programmes for human resources, STEM classes desire to spread the STEM education method in the community and help … [Read more...] about Samsung Viet Nam brings STEM education model to HOPE school
HCM City’s authorities are planning to install 315 cameras at local kindergartens at the cost of VND3.2bn (USD137,000) to prevent child abuse. Mam Xanh Day Care Centre The plan was proposed during a recent meeting session of HCM City People's Council. It is a part of the new regulations regarding equipment and facilities for kindergarten children. The funding for the CCTV cameras will come from the city's budget. The pilot programme will be carried out in District 1, 12 and Hoc Mon. Cameras will be installed in classrooms, sleeping area, dining rooms, kitchens, playgrounds, hallways, parking lots and school gates. After one year, the authorities will review and expand the programme to the whole city. According to the new survey conducted by the Department of Education with teachers and parents in District 1, 12 and Hoc Mon, 48% of asked teachers and 88% of parents supported the proposal. However, many teachers said that many problems might occur when the camera feed and … [Read more...] about HCM City prevents child abuse at kindergartens with city CCTV cameras
Three young Vietnamese women were lauded for their effort by former U.S. First Lady Michelle Obama when they met in the southern province of Long An on Monday. The meeting at Can Giuoc High School in Long An was part of Obama’s trip to Vietnam with American actress Julia Roberts to spotlight girls’ education on behalf of the Obama Foundation’s Girls Opportunity Alliance. They were joined by Vietnamese-American actress Lana Condor, Vietnamese actress Ngo Thanh Van, American news personality Jenna Hager, and American actress Liza Koshy. A video published on Michelle Obama's verified Facebook account on December 9, 2019 about her trip to Long An, Vietnam the same day. At the event, Obama and Roberts listened to the life stories of the Vietnamese women who were the scholarship winners of Room to Read, a program that works to help female students pursue education. The former first lady praised the young women for their effort in overcoming hardship in life to gain … [Read more...] about Who are the women Michelle Obama praised in Vietnam?
During the meeting, the host affirmed that Obama’s visit shows his continued care for Vietnam-US relations, as well as the Southeast Asian nation’s development. The HCM City leader appreciated Obama's contributions to bilateral ties when he was US President, especially in the period when the two countries established a comprehensive partnership in 2013. At the reception Nhan said he hopes that Obama will continue to promote bilateral relations, especially in the context that Vietnam and the US are preparing to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the normalization of bilateral ties in 2020. While praising the contributions made by Obama and his wife Michelle to education development, especially for girls, the municipal leader expressed his wish that through the Obama Foundation, more development assistance projects will be implemented in Vietnamese localities in the future. For his part, Obama said he was delighted to see that Vietnam and the US are still … [Read more...] about HCM City Party leader receives former US President