Luong Van Lam My parents recently spent VND12 million ($517) to install cameras inside and outside our family home in the countryside. Dad took a step further by placing a broken one near our chicken coop, just to fake out potential thieves. "We just installed some cameras," Mom told me on the phone while I was at work. "Four of them - inside the house, in the front, out on the street, even at the back," she said. She even sent me the password for a mobile app which would allow me to access the cameras remotely, saying I should check them out once in a while to check the house in case she and Dad were out. "There's only two of you and a few chickens, why spend so much?" I asked. "They bring us peace of mind," Dad replied. "There are so many thieves these days. Our neighbor even has eight cameras." My parents weren't the only ones going paranoid about security and installing cameras. My colleagues, friends and so many people I know have started to buy cameras or other similar … [Read more...] about Security cameras are a rational choice, but are they a solution?
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In addition, the capacity of 2,200 teachers and caregivers have been enhanced to support children in building early foundational skills to better equip them to enter the first grade. These are some of the achievements of the ELM toolkit announced at a conference in Hanoi on June 14. Photo: baochinhphu.vn Hoang Duc Minh, Director of the Agency of Teacher and Education Administrators, said the ELM toolkit has proven effective throughout its three-year pilot program. This is a useful toolkit to support teachers in their execution of the early childhood education program, he added. An assessment of the toolkit’s three-year pilot using the method of International Development and Early Learning Assessment (IDELA) has shown a considerable improvement in the IDELA scores in all domains of the benefited children. Motion skills increased from 44 to 56 percent, early literacy skills from 21 to 37 percent, early math skills from 38 to 50 percent and socio-emotional … [Read more...] about Literacy toolkit benefits 4,000 ethnic minority children
The Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD) has instructed localities hit by African swine fever (ASF) to detect whether there has been fraud designed to take advantage of the Government's financial support for farmers whose pigs were infected and to deter further violations. African swine fever continues to ravage north African swine fever presents opportunity for Vietnam’s large-scale livestock enterprises African swine fever continues spreading in Vietnam Pigs infected with African swine fever are collected to be culled. Photo baochinhphu.vn In a document on the prevention and control of ASF sent to cities and provinces on Thursday, the ministry said some households had deliberately made false or inflated claims about the number of dead pigs to cash in on subsidies. The fraudulent claims have made it more difficult to tackle the spread of the disease. The ministry asked the people’s committees of affected localities to inspect all the subsidy … [Read more...] about Agriculture tackles African swine fever subsidy fraud
The Department of Population and Family Planning has proposed subsidizing or waiving hospital fees for the delivery of the second child and offering families having two children soft loans to buy or rent houses. These are meant only for official residents of the city and not migrants, the department said in the proposal, which will be submitted to the administration for drafting the population policy for 2021-25. Other recommendations include extending maternity leave from six months to one year for having the second child and giving the father a month off, increasing the number of days of annual paid leave from 12 for employees having kids under five, and subsidizing kindergarten fees at public facilities for families with two kids. In the last two decades the city's fertility rate has fallen from 1.76 children per woman to just 1.33 against the current national average of 2.1. The rate is "seriously low", and would keep falling without timely intervention, Le Van Thanh, former head … [Read more...] about Saigon couples might get incentives to have second kid
Support students at the event The event saw the participation of 20 members from relevant services of the Ministry of Education and Training, Military Enrollment Board (Ministry of National Defense), Department of Training (Ministry of Public Security) and representatives from universities. During the event, students and their families were provided with necessary information relating to the national high school graduation examination this year. Accordingly, there were three advisory teams at the event offering their advice to students. In addition, representatives from over 80 universities, colleges and vocational schools also took part in this program to provide students with all useful and necessary information for their coming national high school graduation examination. Translated by Chung Anh … [Read more...] about Enrollment orientation day held in Hanoi