The German Embassy in Hanoi and the German Consulate General in Ho Chi Minh City are calling for applications for the Theme Trips to Germany from February 19 to 27, 2020. The trips will enable all successful applicants to gain valuable personal as well as professional first-hand impressions of Germany. Each trip focuses on a different aspect of political, social, cultural or economic life and events, with English being the language of the program. Target groups include film makers and producers, film critics, festival directors, and curators. This program is for experts and officials only so no scholarships will be granted to students. The trips will include an introduction to the different sections of the 70th Berlin International Film Festival, a tour of various festival venues, attending the live broadcast of the festival's opening ceremony and the opening film of the festival, discussions with government representatives on cultural policy with regard to film funding, … [Read more...] about German diplomatic mission calls for applications for Theme Trips to Germany
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Viet Nam’s aviation industry has seen its strongest growth in the past decades with double-digit growth set in five consecutive years, but it is still faced with sustainable development issues. This was the theme discussed by aviation officials and experts at a conference to seek solutions for sustainable aviation development held by Giao Thong newspaper in the central coastal province of Binh Dinh last week. The network of domestic airlines has expanded rapidly with the participation of national carrier Vietnam Airlines and budget carriers Viejet, Jetstar Pacific, Bamboo Airways and Viet Nam Air Services Company (Vasco). According to deputy head of the Civil Aviation Authority of Vietnam, Pham Van Hao, Vietnam Airlines had been the main carrier, but now the likes of private enterprises such as Vietjet and Bamboo Airways had stepped in. “This has changed both quality and quantity. Viet Nam's air route network has also experienced many changes and now has nearly 60 domestic … [Read more...] about Private sector expected to build sustainable aviation sector
Most of the 990 students attending the exams for the sixth grade at the Hanoi-Amsterdam School for the Gifted had a GPA of 10 for all five grades at primary school, which some say is a reflection of a dysfunctional school system. The Ministry of Education and Training (MOET) will begin applying the new general education program for first graders next year. However, it still doesn't know how to train primary school teachers to make them ready for the new program. Mr Do Duc Thai There are 400,000 primary school teachers. According to Thai Van Tai, acting director of the MOET’s Primary Education Department, there are three obstacles of teacher training. First, it is difficult to mobilize teachers who are not official civil servants who receive a salary from the state, to the training courses. They are mostly teachers of informatics, English, music and arts, accounting for 15 percent of total teachers. Meanwhile, the teachers who retire in 5-7 years account for 10 percent. The … [Read more...] about ‘How to teach primary school students’ under new system: are educators qualified?
Stunned by a series of child abuse cases discovered recently, parents are registering abuse prevention training courses for their children. The classes that teach skills to prevent child abuse became overloaded within a short time after the former Deputy Head of the Da Nang Procuracy was found sexually abusing a girl in a lift at Galaxy 9, a residential quarter in district 4, HCM City. A life skill class Luong Thi Nguyen Thao in Phu Nhuan district, the mother of twins, said she has decided to send the children to a life skill class. “Previously, I thought that it is too early for them to learn abuse prevention skills at the age of 5 because they may not understand the lessons. However, I am convinced that such lessons need to be provided very soon,” Thao said. Her husband agrees with her that children need the skills to protect themselves before they can get support from adults. “I feel worried as so many child abuse cases have been discovered recently,” he … [Read more...] about Vietnamese parents enroll kids in child-abuse prevention classes