Viet Nam responses to “Global Action Week for Education”
Hanoi, 17 April 2007: To response to “Global action week for Education” from 23 – 29 April and joining activities of 120 countries all over the world, millions of students and teachers in Viet Nam participated in many different activities under the theme “Join Up for Education Rights now!”
From February to the end of April 2007, a series of activities under the theme “Join Up for Education Rights now!” were organized at many project sites of ActionAid, ChildFund, Oxfam GB, Plan and World Vision. Activities like drawing contests, writing contests, youth forums where children have opportunity to discuss with local authorities, art performances, fund-raising activities to support disadvantaged students and warm clothes collection for poor students were excitedly involved by hundreds of thousands of children in 22 provinces and cities namely Bac Giang, Cao Bang, Dien Bien, Ha Giang, Hoa Binh, Bac Kan, Hai Phong, Hue, Lai Chau, Lao Cai, Tra Vinh, Ninh Thuan, Phu Tho, Quang Binh, Quang Ngai, Quang Tri, Soc Trang, Thai Binh, Thai Nguyen, Thanh Hoa, Ho Chi Minh City and Hanoi.
Within the framework of “Global Action Week for Education”, under the guidance of Ministry of Education and Training (MOET), provinces nationwide responded to this Action week with plentiful activities. A campaign was launched aimed to support poor and disadvantaged students, prevent students of finance difficulty dropping-out schools; encourage drop-out students to return to schools; award disadvantaged students who have good studying results.
A national forum for children was organized on 25 April 2007 in Hanoi by MOET, Hanoi Department of Education and Training and Nguyen Dinh Chieu Secondary School in collaboration with international organizations including ActionAid, Aide et Action, ChildFund, Oxfam GB, Plan, UNESCO, UNICEF, World Vision and NGO Resource Centre. Participating in the forum were around 400 disadvantaged students from target groups of Global Campaign for Education and representatives from MOET and other relevant agencies.
“The forum is an opportunity for disadvantaged children to share with leaders of MOET their successes as well as difficulties in educational issues”, Mme. Dang Huynh Mai, Vice Minister of MOET highly noted. She added “This activity is of great significance to raise awareness and responsibilities of the whole society towards education and education rights for all”
In this forum, MOET requested all local authorities, education managers at all levels, teachers, students and people in society by specific activities to contribute to the success of National Education for All Action Plan in 2015 approved by the Prime Minister.
Global Action Week for Education is the annual event of Global Campaign for Education coordinated and organised worldwide in the fourth week of April with different themes. Objectives of this action week are to raise the profile of education as a key development issue and remind leaders and the public of the urgency of delivering the Education For All (EFA) goals.
For more information please contact:
Ms. Nguyen Thi Hoang Yen, Communication Officer, Oxfam Great Britain,
Tel: 9454362/ext.142/ Mobile: 0904224584, email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Mr. Nguyen Xuan Phuong, Deputy Director of Continuing Education Department, Education For All National Coordinator, Ministry of Education and Training
Tel: 8683724/ Mobile: 0913263739