His class on Hon Chuoi, an island 32-kilometre west of the mainland to the of Song Doc town, Tran Van Thoi district in the southernmost province of Ca Mau, now has 23 pupils in different age groups. Phuc has to divide them into small groups graded from 1 to 5 to help them study better. Hon Chuoi island houses more than 40 households with over 129 people who mainly run their life by fishing. Phuc was honoured as one of 70 exemplary models standing out in the national patriotic emulation movement in 2018. He also received certificates of merit from the Ministry of Defence and the Ca Mau provincial People’s Committee in recognition of his excellent service for the army as well as significant contributions to socio-economic development the same year. In an interview granted to Nhan Dan (People) Newspaper Phuong Mai, Phuc revealed the story how a military man turned teacher on Hon Chuoi and his warm sentiment to the children there. Question: How can you handle a class with such … [Read more...] about Military-captain-turned-teacher Tran Binh Phuc: I am just doing a normal job
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With the market in its infancy, most if not all food delivery companies are operating in the red to gain market share, Photo: Le Toan At 2pm in Ho Chi Minh City’s District 1, Phuc Long Coffee & Tea House is one of the busiest coffee shops in the neighbourhood. The staff is busy handling orders not only for sit-in customers but mainly for delivery men who will take the plastic cups of iced tea and coffee to thirsty office workers. These young men with scooters and smartphones are guided by the algorithms of Vietnam’s online food delivery services. While still in its infancy in Vietnam, food delivery is one of the fastest-growing segments of the national e-commerce market that has attracted large players like Foody’s Now, Grab’s GrabFood, Go-Viet’s Go-Food, and Takeaway’s Vietnammm. According to the latest study about out-of-home food and beverage (F&B) consumption by market research firm Kantar Worldpanel Vietnam, delivery is emerging as a … [Read more...] about Food delivery race set to last throughout 2019
VietNamNet Bridge – A video clip featuring a teacher in a secondary school in HCM City giving cash rewards to students has gone viral. Illustrative image. – File photo Du Thi Lan Huong, a guest teacher of Chu Van An Secondary School, appeared with some bundles of cash, awarding the money to a long line of students who gained scores of 6.5 points or more in their exams. The students looked joyful and excited. According to Huong’s rule, students would show their test papers as proof, and receive VND20,000 ($0.8) for each. This is not the first time the teacher has given such bonuses to her students. Previously, she offered VND2,000-3,000 ($0.08-0.13) for those who scored at least 8 points in their exams. The amount of money is small and was used as a way of praising students and encouraging them to study harder in upcoming tests. The clip has received thousands of shares and comments from the public, mostly showing their interest and … [Read more...] about Cash rewards for studying?
Viet Nam News By Minh Thu When her seven-year-old daughter wanted to buy a book she couldn’t afford, Trần Ngân from the southern province of Đồng Nai decided to provide a lesson in finance and money. Her daughter, Mai Phương, had been given a budget of VNĐ500,000 (US$22) to buy a book. But she decided she wanted to buy one that cost VNĐ700,000. So she asked her mother for a loan. Her mother agreed that she could repay the extra money by helping her mother do housework for eight Sundays. Instead of playing games and watching television as she does on a typical Sunday, the deal meant that Phương had to stay at home, clean house, mop the floor, cook and wash the dishes. Ngân said that Phương learned about how to manage money, carefully consider spending and be aware of the high costs of living beyond her income. Ngân’s experience illustrates one way to respond to what many parents and experts see as … [Read more...] about Children need more money savvy
Online education is gaining traction in Vietnam and continued growth into the future seems almost certain. Lan Anh, a 17-year-old high school student in Hanoi, accesses the hocmai.vn online learning system three days a week for an hour a half to study English. Moving away from traditional methods, last year her mother decided to register her in e-learning courses to prepare for her university entrance exams, rather than sending her to regular training centers. She is one of 3 million students enrolled in 1,000 courses at hocmai.vn. Young Vietnamese nowadays are fully acquainted with the internet and smart devices, and parents are more open to new ideas compared to a decade ago, when the Education Services and Investment JSC (hocmai.vn) was established. Students like Lan Anh are heading to hocmai.vn in increasing numbers every year. Outstanding growth A decade after first appearing, the e-learning model has now gained recognition in Vietnam. “The study model has … [Read more...] about Fount of knowledge online