Just wanted to share the following two articles that, from different perspectives, show Vietnam is recognizing the need to address some of its educational issues. The first really surprised me and that is that for the 17/18 school year home work will be banned in Primary schools. What is even more encouraging is that schools will be instructed to find time for independent learning and life skills, curriculum time that we value at ISHCMC.
This short trailer, 3 minute, identifies some of the economic reasons why girls in rural areas reamin the poorest members of society. Watching it made me think about how I can help to give these girls the opportunity for a better life. Their struggle is consistent with rural girls in all developing countries around the world.
How Poverty is Stopping Vietnamese Girls From Obtaining an Education
Have a good weekend,