Difficulties in social integration of ethnic minority children due to language barriers, culture differences, school operating half a day, and unused school canteens.
High prevalence of malnutrition, especially among minority children.
Poor competence and quality of teachers.
Parents lack of knowledge of early childhood education.
Tri-partnership model: school/family/community based approached in Early Childhood Care and Education (ECCE)
To give children equal access to education at a young age.
229 children, 11 teachers, around 200 parents and 4,000 inhabitants.
Improving school environment and education quality: canteen repair, teaching and learning materials equipment, and training for teachers.
Improving children’s health and child care: supporting and organizing lunch for minority children, regular health checkS, training for parents on nutrition and health, and parenting skills.
Promotion of cultural empathic understanding: organizing ethnic minority language courses, minority cultural festivals, and traditional culture activities in the class.
Canteen renovations, and classrooms equipped with teaching/learning materials.
Children’s health improved and malnutrition reduced.
Cultural understanding, empathy enhanced among children/adults , minority children better integrated, and minority children speaking Vietnamese more fluently.
Awareness raised for community/parents on early childhood care and education.
Union of Friendship organizations of Phu Yen province
Ms. TU NGUYEN, Country Program Coordinator
Duration / 2014-2016