New drama theater inaugurated in HCMCA new drama theater has been inaugurated at 81 Tran Quoc Thao Street in Ho Chi Minh City’s District 3 on November 18.Quoc Thao Theater is co-invested by the Center of art literature experimenting and training under the Ho Chi Minh City Union of Literature and Arts Associations; and the Th Entertainment Company by actors Quoc Thao and Quoc Thuan.The theater includes an experimental stage, a practice stage, and a 250-seat main stage. It is a venue for performances and acting courses for drama students.The first acting class will open in December, said actor Quoc Thuan. Building preschools for workers’ kids should be expanded nationwideBuilding modern preschools for workers’ children in the southern province of Dong Nai should be praised and expanded nationwide because there are not schools for employees’ kids in industrial parks and export processing zones at present. When Nguyen Thi Phuong who is a worker hailing from … [Read more...] about Social News 22/11
For preschool education alone
Educators have warned that Vietnam may not have enough preschool teachers in the near future, since working teachers want to give up their jobs, while high school graduates do not want to become teachers. According to the Preschool Department under the Ministry of Education and Training, Vietnam is lacking 20,000 preschool teachers in order to execute the universal education program for 5-year old children by 2015. In Ho Chi Minh City alone, there is a shortage of 2000 teachers, which has forced many schools in the city to use babysitters instead. Low income and pressures have prompted teachers to quit their job even though the demand for educators is very high in society. Hard pressureThe low pay deters many people from becoming teachers, while hard pressure of the job has made many teachers leave schools. Many schools announced they had enough teachers one day, but complained they lacked teachers the next day, because the recruited teachers left … [Read more...] about Teachers want to give up job, youth don’t want to become teachers
The question has been left unanswered for the last 20 years, since the first industrial zone (IZ) was set up in HCM City. There are 14 operational IZ and export processing zones (EPZ) in HCM City, where65 percent of the total workers come from other provinces. In the last 20 years,the workers have been struggling hard to live in the big city and find theplaces to keep their children. Workers stay off work to take care for children It was very hot in the rental rooms in Linh Trung ward of Thu Duc district inHCM City. Two thirds of the residents in the ward are immigrant workers, who areworking in the Linh Trung 1 and Linh Trung 2 EPZ. Nguyen Thi Mo, a young mother, held the one year old son to the alley to avoidthe heat in the room. Mo said that she is from Binh Dinh province and has beenliving in HCM City for four years. Mo married a man who was also a worker in theEPZ, and then gave birth to a son. After the maternity leave, Mo had to choose either to ask her parents to … [Read more...] about Building nursery schools for IZ workers’ children – when and where?
Illustration by Dao Quoc Huy by Vu Hoang LamIt was Wednesday night when Ngon rang up his father from his house in Hai Phong city."Dad, Uncle Linh called me early this afternoon from Bac Giang town. He said that in Bach Mai Hospital, Ha Noi, there is an Anti-Poison Ward," he told the middle-aged teacher Thi. "Uncle was also told that after a week's preliminary treatment, a patient can overcome his drug addiction. Then he can take a pill once per day to prevent the addiction from coming back. Tomorrow, why don't you go to the capital to see to the matter, then take me there?""But tomorrow I've got four classes to teach," replied his father."Classes mean nothing in comparison with my health, Dad. The problem lies in your determination, you see."The next morning, the village teacher caught the first bus to Ha Noi.He was in the habit of falling asleep whenever he took a bus from one city to another. When the bus reached a small town called Pho Noi and the passengers were allowed … [Read more...] about Sharing The Mission Together