Nguyễn Thị Trúc and her second adopted daughter prepare to plant wild orchids as a way of earning a living in their house in Kon Tum Province. Photo thanhnien.vn By Đức Nhật KON TUM Nguyễn Thị Trúc never imagined she could become a mother at the age of 17. Trúc was born to a poor family with ten siblings in the Central Highlands province of Kon Tum. At the age of 14, she was forced to drop out of school to earn money when her mother was seriously ill. Her father – the only breadwinner of the family – couldn’t earn enough money to feed the kids no matter how hard he tried. Trúc worked at a business household in Kon Tum City, but soon quit after losing two fingers in an occupational accident. The girl started to sell lottery tickets. Trúc spent all day walking along the road, hoping to sell all the tickets. She needed the money to help her family. One day in 2007, Trúc was on her … [Read more...] about Woman adopts orphaned children in Kon Tum
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Dang Hung Vo, former Deputy Minister of Natural Resources and Environment. Before the second summit between U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, I asked two questions of students at universities I work: "What do you think when Vietnam is chosen for the Trump-Kim summit?" and "What are your feelings about our country after more than 30 years of Doi Moi (the economic renovation policy adopted in 1986). My students were all born in the second half of the 90s, which means they are aged 19-23. For the first question, even the youngest could answer that Vietnam had been through many fierce wars and has now presented an image of a peaceful land that can cultivate peace for other places. The deepest answer is that Vietnamese have sent to other peoples a message of building and strengthening trust, and this latest event proves that we have truly gained the trust of others. For the second question, every student talked about how they were born and raised in a … [Read more...] about Vietnam opened to the world, and has gained its trust – VnExpress International
At the Youth Entrepreneurship Forum 2018 last month, Minister of Information and Communication Nguyen Manh Hung suggested that the Prime Minister should soon recognize English as the second official language of Vietnam to help startups reach out to the world. The proposal stirred a heated discussion on social media and prompted numerous professionals to pitch in with their views and opinions. While some welcomed the idea and supported widespread use of the language in Vietnam, others were wary of the cultural, legal and other implications of formalizing it as an official language. Everyone agreed that it was good to improve English use and fluency in the country, so the debate boiled down to whether declaring and using it as an official language was a feasible, practical option for Vietnam. Professor Chung Hoang Chuong, who has juggled teaching at the University of California and doing research in Vietnam, was optimistic about Vietnam having two official languages. Chuong, currently a … [Read more...] about English as an official language in Vietnam: would it work?
Deputy Minister of Science and Technology Tran Van Tung. — VNS Photo Hong Minh Deputy Minister of Science and Technology Tran Van Tung talks to Viet Nam News reporter Hong Minh ahead of the national start-up event Techfest 2018, which starts today and will run until December 1 in the central city of Da Nang. What are the Ministry of Science and Technology expectations for Techfest 2018, and what will be the highlight of this year’s event? Techfest this year will be an opportunity to review innovation-related activities implemented by ministries, sectors, localities and political and social organisations over the last year. The Ministry of Science and Technology (MoST) will also use the event as an opportunity to evaluate and select the best innovative and creative ideas from Techfest activities throughout the country. This year will be the fourth time we have organised Techfest, and it will be bigger and better than ever before. Local leaders and foreign partners will be … [Read more...] about Techfest 2018 to open more opportunities for innovative start-up ideas
Intek Institute of Applied Technology started its first academic year in HCM City on November 5. Unlike other institutes and universities in Việt Nam, Intek does not have teachers and uses a curriculum comprising project-based learning, gamification schemes and a fully student-centered approach, all of it in English. Students learn by doing hands-on and industry-level projects, the way engineers do, by using resources freely available on the internet and by seeking help from their fellow students, who work alongside them in a large open-plan room filled with computers. They lead frequent peer reviews and also get expert feedback from mentors during project presentations. It is the first school in Việt Nam and fourth in the world to adopt this training method. This learning model has been endorsed by many high-profile people in Silicon Valley including Evan Spiegel the co-founder and CEO of Snapchat, Keyvon Beykpour the co-founder and CEO … [Read more...] about School without classes or teachers opens in Việt Nam