US-funded project for Vietnamese teachers


VNA - More than 250 teachers in the Central Highlands province of Kon Tum have completed an intensive training programme focused on the special needs of disabled and ethnic students as part of a three-year, US-funded project to improve education in the region. 
At a ceremony held on June 14 in Kon Tum, the teachers received certificates in recognition of their improved skills in art, linguistics, mathematics, nutrition, and crafting teaching aids. 
Also as part of the 4.2 million USD project, 25 refurbished kindergartens, complete with age-appropriate furnishings and materials have also been built and handed over to local education authorities in Kon Tum. They will serve more than 1,800 children between the ages of three and five. 
"This has been a joint effort with the provincial government and people of Kon Tum to help improve education and care for disadvantaged children, especially those with disabilities," said USAID mission director Francis Donovan. 
More than 1,000 women in 25 communes have been equipped with knowledge and skills related to early childhood care, which has also enabled them to earn enough money to keep their own children in school.