by Hồng Điệp A deep desire to help poor ethnic Bahnar children motivates Chhỡi, a teacher in Blên Village, Lơ Pang Commune in the Central Highlands’ Gia Lai Province, to devote himself to education. Now 56, he has spent more than 35 years sharing his knowledge with children in Mang Yang District. OUT OF CLASS: Students at the Alao shool point enjoy play-time. VNA/VNS Photo Hồng Điệp Despite the fact he is approaching retirement, he remains enthusiastic and willing to overcome any and all hardships to be in the classroom every day and night. He never tires of supporting his students in their studies, and hopes to help them change their lives with knowledge gained in his lessons. “I am set to retire at 60,” Chhỡi said. “My health is not what it used to be but is not a problem. I will teach until the end of my days.” He began teaching in 1985 and since then has helped many generations of students at Lơ Pang Primary School to read and write. Some of his former students have gone on to become teachers themselves, some giving up better jobs in the city to return home and do as Chhỡi… Read full this story
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