Project launched to expand access to education for ethic children

Thursday, 2019-04-25 17:07:44
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Chief Representative of UNESCO Office in Hanoi, Michael Croft, speaking at the launch of the project. (Photo: CPV)
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NDO - The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) launched the project “We are able” in Hanoi on April 25, with the aim to expand access to education for ethnic minority children.

The three-year project is funded by UNESCO’s Malala Fund for Girls’ Right to Education with financial support from the Republic of Korea’s CJ Group.

Built with consultation from the Ministry of Education and Training and the Committee for Ethnic Minority Affairs, the project will contribute to the implementation of Vietnam’s Education Development Strategy for the 2011-2020 period, the national action plan on implementing the sustainable development goal on quality education, and the strategy on ethnic affairs until 2020.

Under the motto ‘Targeting a better standard of living and education’, the project will attract the participation of 16,000 people, including students, teachers, principals of ethnic minority schools, and those working in the educational sector in the three provinces of Ha Giang, Ninh Thuan and Soc Trang.

The project will focus on four key areas, including raising public awareness on education for girls, building a safe learning environment, increasing employment opportunities for girls and women, and supporting ethnic minority children to overcome prejudices.

Chief Representative of UNESCO Office in Hanoi, Michael Croft, said that UNESCO will coordinate with ethnic minority communities and the functional agencies to help ethnic minority children realise their future dreams and aspirations.

The name of the project, “We are able”, says it all, as ethnic minority people can make actual contributions to the on-going progress, he stressed.

Heekyung Jo Min, Executive Vice President of Global CSV Management Office at CJ Group, expressed her hope that, through the project, ethnic minority girls will rise into citizens who are equipped with adequate capacity and skills and be respected by the community.