Illustrative photo Current global economic fluctuations, rising inflation, and low consumer spending is pushing businesses into a corner where lower demand has compelled scores of businesses to lay off tens of thousands of workers in a matter of days. In early November, the Ty Hung Company Ltd in Ho Chi Minh City, with 100 percent capital from Taiwan and specializing in leather shoes for export, announced the termination of labor contracts of 1,200 workers from 1 December 2022. According to the announcement made by the Ty Hung Company Ltd, the economic downturn has affected their business partners due to which export orders have been canceled. The company has now reduced the scale of production. Also in November, the Vietnam Sanho Company Ltd which has 100 percent South Korean investment and specializes in the export of shoes, said it expects to terminate the contract of about 1,500 employees at the factory located in Cu Chi District in Ho Chi Minh City due to lack of orders. … [Read more...] about Vietnamese enterprises forced to lay off workers
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Wardens and teacher Chu Thi Thu in a class.(Photo: cand.com.vn) Son La (VNS/VNA) - In Yen Ha prison in the northern mountainous province of Son La, a special class is spearheaded by a young teacher, Chu Thi Thu. Her goal is to provide inmates with the ability to read and write. The "students" here are very diverse, with the youngest aged 20, and the oldest close to 60. Born to a poor family in Dak Nong, Ho Bao Van did not get to go to school like kids of his age. Instead, he ran away from home. When Van committed a crime and was sentenced to life imprisonment, he did not know how to read. One day, he signed up for the literacy class at the prison. From a very shaky start in learning, after months of hard work, Van can now write a letter to his mother at home, an achievement that he could not have thought of years earlier. "My life had been on a bad course, but my luck came when the class was opened," said Van. "Although I'm almost 30, the wardens here and the … [Read more...] about Special class at Yen Ha prison helps inmates out of illiteracy
Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh speaks at the working session. (Photo: VNA) Binh Duong (VNA) – The southern province of Binh Duong must achieve rapid, harmonious, inclusive and sustainable development, thus ensuring social security and leaving no one behind, Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh has said. The government leader made the request at a working session with key leaders of Binh Duong in the province on December 3. In the near future, he asked the province to remove difficulties faced by firms, deal with the shortage of medicines, biological products and medical equipment, speed up vaccination against COVID-19, and complete the planning work by June 2023 with strategic visions and new mindset. The province was urged to enhance production and trade, diversify markets and supply chains for firms, attract more foreign direct investment for mutual benefits, pay attention to workforce training and development of culture, sports, ensure social welfare and environmental … [Read more...] about Binh Duong province asked to strive for rapid, sustainable development
Three of our children are healthy and well-mannered. We married out of love. Our love has grown since we married, and people who know us adore our family. I’m a teacher and my wife runs the family store. I’m a family man who will always be there for my wife and children. My wife and I are quite open with one another; we can discuss any subject and often have long conversations deep into the night. She’s loyal to her family, a kind wife, and a good mother. She’s well-liked by her friends and family as well. And yet, despite all of this, a terrible tragedy has occurred. If I hadn't seen it for myself, I wouldn't have believed it. One day my wife informed me that she had to visit her hometown 16 kilometers from our home. I continued to teach my kids at home that day. I always put my trust in her and make sure she has enough time and space to hang out with her friends after a long day of work. In addition to love, I always tell her that trust is crucial. We would both suffer if … [Read more...] about My wife with a man at a hotel? What to do?
As she wasn't able to fulfil her dream of becoming a teacher due to congenital vitreous disease, Nguyễn Thị Ngọc Tâm opened a free class for poor students. Nguyễn Thị Ngọc Tâm with one of her students. — VNA/VNS Photo Lê Vân Her class has no chalk, no blackboard, no lesson plan and no tuition fees, but it has been providing an education for the past 18 years. Tâm, from Yên Quang Commune, Ý Yên District, Nam Định Province, won the Kova 2022 Prize in the category of Beautiful Living. She received the National Volunteer Award in 2020, and was one of 64 outstanding examples of young people with disabilities honoured as part of the programme “Tỏa sáng nghị lực Việt” (Vietnam’s energy shines) in 2020. Tâm uses a wheelchair and moves with support from her mother and her students. Tâm said: “I am 32 years old now, but at times I suffered from problems with my bones usually seen in much older people. I can't remember how many times I have experienced broken … [Read more...] about Girl with brittle bone disease opens class for poor students
One of the projects by Vietnamese students in the finale of Coolest Project Malaysia 2022. (Photo courtesy of Dairu) HCM City (VNS/VNA) - Seven outstanding software projects by Vietnamese students are in the finale of the 2022 Coolest Project Malaysia in December along. It is an international competition for people aged 18 or less to showcase ideas they have created using technology, and attracts hundreds of programming projects from all over the world every year. This is the third edition of the competition and public voting will be held on December 4 to determine the winner of the Most Popular Project Award . The seven include the Micobit IOT-based system for Disease Detection in Rice by a group of six students from the Code Club at the Hieu Phung Secondary School in Vinh Long province. The system not only automatically detects and alerts against harmful rice diseases, but also enables farmers to remotely control irrigation equipment to ensure timely supply of water … [Read more...] about Seven projects enter finale of Malaysia students’ programming contest