While parents insist on installing cameras in classes to prevent school abuse, teachers argue that this will violate children’s rights and teachers’ privacy. Another child abuse case has been discovered at the Phan Chu Trinh Primary School in Tan Phu district of HCM City. Once again, the idea of installing cameras in classrooms has been mentioned as a solution to prevent child abuse. In the 2018-2019 academic year, the city piloted the installation of cameras at some preschools in districts 1, 12 and Hoc Mon, and plans to install cameras in other districts in the 2019-2020 academic year. However, the idea has been facing strong opposition from teachers. Meanwhile, installing cameras in classrooms cannot be implemented because of the opposition by teachers. Some parents also protest against the plan as they fear that images of their children may be disseminated for wrong purposes. Thanh Lich To prevent school abuse, teachers told to stop demanding passive … [Read more...] about Will CCTV cameras help prevent school abuse in Vietnam?
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Korean Air has been donating bicycles to students in Vietnam's rural areas since 2018 as part of a corporate social responsibility (CSR) programme. Through these donations, Korean Air supports children to overcome their challenging circumstances in pursuit of their dreams. Employees from Korean Air's Danang office visited Duy Thu elementary school, one of the four schools that received the supplies. On the same day (September 7), Korean Air donated 40 bicycles, 60 backpacks, and 40 footballs to underprivileged schools recommended by the Quang Nam Education Office. These schools are located in mountainous areas, so students do not have access to public transportation, meaning they have to walk five to seven kilometres every morning to school. The airline also donated footballs to encourage pupils to partake in physical activity. On September 12, the airline also donated another 60 bicycles to Binh Khanh secondary school in the southern province of Ben Tre, located 85km south of Ho Chi … [Read more...] about Korean Air donates bicycles and balls to Central Vietnamese schools
Dantri/DTiNews has started the construction to build a new school site for nearly 1,000 disadvantaged children in Dak Nong on September 24. Dantri/DTiNews has started the construction to build a new school site The school site of La Van Cau Primary School has no proper street, electricity, freshwater, phone signal, and even birth certificates. The project is sponsored by TC Motor who wish to help children in the Central Highlands. It is hoped that the project will help improve the living condition of the locals and spread the spirits. The only way to access the site is by using a tractor due to the uneven and wet dirt road. At some sections, the travellers have to walk. It's a struggle to cross the 10km long road. Dantri's Deputy Editor-in-chief Pham Tuan Anh, Dak G'Long District Vice Chairman Tran Nam Thuan, TC Motor Deputy Director Le Trong Thanh and teachers and pupils attended the groundbreaking ceremony. Dantri's Deputy Editor-in-chief Pham Tuan Anh "What I felt today … [Read more...] about Construction starts on Dantri school site in Dak Nong
Thousands of pupils in Ha Tinh Province have been told to stay home as the schools have closed due to serious flooding. Hoa Hai Secondary School submerged under water Many streets and schools in Ha Tinh's Huong Khe District were flooded after heavy rains in the past two days. Phan Quoc Thanh, deputy head of Huong Khe Department of Education and Training, said over 1,500 pupils in Hoa Hai, Huong Giang, Phuong Dien, Phuong My and Ha Linh communes couldn't go to schools. "Teachers at nursery schools in Ha Linh Commune had to stay at schools to clean up after the flood," Thanh said. The department asked schools and teachers to keep close contact with parents to find the best solutions during these days. In Huong Son District, up to 5,700 pupils had to stay home due to flooding. Nguyen Truong Giang, head of Huong Son Department of Education and Training, said, "The streets were heavily flooded. 5,700 pupils from 22 schools had to stay home." According to Ngo Duc Hoi, head of Ha Tinh … [Read more...] about Flooding forces Ha Tinh schools to close
Thousands of schools were shuttered across Malaysia and Indonesia Thursday, affecting at least 1.7 million pupils, officials said, as toxic haze from rampant forest fires sent air quality plummeting. Nearly 2,500 schools were ordered to shut their doors in Malaysia -- including nearly 300 in the smog-hit capital Kuala Lumpur -- over soaring health concerns sparked by toxic haze from out-of-control blazes in Indonesia's Sumatra and Borneo islands. Indonesia said hundreds of schools in hard-hit Riau province on Sumatra would also be shut Thursday, with 800 closed in one district alone, while about 1,300 were shut in its Central Kalimantan province on Borneo. The closures affected at least 1.7 million students in Malaysia. It was not clear how many pupils were forced to stay home in neighbouring Indonesia. Jakarta is deploying thousands of security forces and water-bombing aircraft to tackle the blazes, mostly started by illegal fires set to clear land for plantations. The … [Read more...] about Malaysia, Indonesia shut thousands of schools over forest fires haze