More than 250 teachers in the Central Highland province of Kon Tum have completed an intensive training programme focused on the special needs of disabled and ethnic students as part of a US-funded project.
At a ceremony held on June 14 in Kon Tum, the teachers received certificates in recognition of their improved skills in art, linguistics, mathematics, nutrition, and crafting teaching aids.
The US$4.2 million project, which is implemented in three years, has refurbished 25 kindergartens, completed age-appropriate furnishings and developed materials for local education authorities in Kon Tum. It will benefit more than 1,800 children aged between three and five.
"This has been a joint effort with the provincial government and people of Kon Tum to help improve education and care for disadvantaged children, especially those with disabilities," said USAID mission director Francis Donovan.
More than 1,000 women in 25 communes have been equipped with knowledge and skills related to early childhood care, which has also enabled them to earn enough money to keep their own children in school.