On August 10,
2022, the Provincial Union of Friendship Organizations and the Department of
Education and Training received and worked with the delegation of the Flemish
Association for Development Cooperation and Technical Assistance (VVOB) to visit
and exchange information for cooperation in the field of primary and preschool
education in Dong Nai province in the coming time.
At the reception,
there were the Vice Chairperson of the Provincial Union of Friendship
Organizations and officials of the Foreign Non - Governmental Affairs Division.
There was also the attendance of representative of Department of Education and
Training; Ms. Truong Thi Thuy Ngan - Head of Professional Division 2 - in
charge of Kindergarten affairs, Mr. Nguyen Minh Kiem - Deputy Head of Professional
Division 1 – in charge of Primary School affairs. Regarding the delegation of VVOB, there were Ms. Ha Thi Thu Huong - Manager of Education, Ms.
Nguyen Phuong Anh - Manager of Operation.
Two parties discussing about the
planned content for cooperation in the coming time
At the working session, VVOB introduced an overview of its operational
model, its missions and visions, its motto ‘Education for Development’, its
overall objectives; and at the same time, the organization also learned about
the needs and reality of primary and preschool education in the province.
The representative of the Department of Education and
Training, Ms. Truong Thi Thuy Ngan - in charge of the Kindergarten affairs,
said that the province has 374 preschools (219 public schools, 155 private
schools and 788 independent preschools with scale up from 7 to 70 children).
The province has a rapidly increasing mechanical population while the
conditions of teachers, facilities and teaching equipment of non - public
preschool educational institutions have not met the prescribed standards. The
shortage of teachers greatly affects the quality of child care and educational
activities. Recently, the People's Committee of Dong Nai province has paid
great attention to education and training in general and preschool education in
particular, such as: Improving the quality of preschool teachers, mechanisms to
attract teachers, investment in facilities… Dong Nai province has had practical
policies to support non - public preschool teachers, supported groups of children
with 30% of workers' children in industrial parks… Department of Education and
Training has been implementing many solutions to improve the quality of preschool
education in the province, including a plan to raise the standards for
non-public preschool teachers who have not yet met the criteria in the successive
method until 2025. The program and content that VVOB introduced, meet the need
to improve the quality of preschool education in Dong Nai province.
Delegates taking group photos
the meeting, VVOB wished the Provincial Union of Friendship Organizations as
well as the Department of Education and Training would create favourable
conditions to organize and implement practical support projects for local
preschool education, contributing to part of improving the quality of the
province's pre-school teachers towards children - the ultimate beneficiaries.
“The Flemish Association for
Development Cooperation and Technical Assistance (VVOB) was founded in 1982 as
a non-profit organization. Its
overall objective is to contribute to poverty reduction and to a fairer world
with increased opportunities for all. The organization’s main aim is to
sustainably improve the quality, efficiency and effectiveness of education and
training in developing countries. VVOB started operating in Vietnam in 1992 and was granted a license to set up a
project office in Vietnam by the Department of Foreign Affairs under Ministry
of Foreign Affairs. Currently, the organization would like to expand its area
in Dong Nai and exchange opportunities for cooperation with the educational
sector of Dong Nai with the goal of improving the quality of preschool