Education and training

Adult literacy

Towards Effective Advocacy in Mekong Region with Data Literacy

The Open Development Initiative (ODI) first began working with our constituents on data literacy in 2019, with a 3-month data literacy programme for journalists in Myanmar. Since then we have localized our Data Literacy Curriculum, adapted from the World Bank Certificate Program, to meet the ...

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Education, defence top budget

The government’s Bt2.9-trillion budget for 2018 has massive spending of Bt575 billion for upgrading workers’ skills and education, plus related activities, while the Defence Ministry’s budget rises Bt8.8 billion to Bt222 billion. Under the 2018 Budget Bill, passed in its first reading by the National ...

Germany to provide over 61 billion kip for education development

The German government will provide grant aid of over 61 billion kip (EUR 6.8 million) to contribute to educational development in Laos, with a focus on vocational training. The funding will support vocational training courses and upgrade teaching and learning in Laos through the Ministry of ...

China gives $240m in aid

China has granted $240 million aid to Cambodia under agreements signed by Prime Minister Hun Sen on a state visit to Beijing. Mr Hun Sen and Chinese Prime Minister Li Keqiang signed six deals on Tuesday after a one-hour meeting to discuss ties between the nations. In ...

Free private high school for under-privileged

A free private high school will be opened in Taunggok township, Rakhine State during this academic year to cater to students who are poor and cannot afford the fees.​ Sayadaw Eindapala, who heads the school establishment, said, “We cannot pay much to the teachers as ...

School violence blamed on "boring" curricula

Boards with the words ‘Tien hoc le, hau hoc van’ (study manners first and then learn to read and write) are hung at every school in Vietnam. However, schools do not attach much importance to teaching politeness to students, parents and students have said. Many school violence ...

Earlier sex education needed to fight abuse

Public concern is once again inspiring changes to education programmes in schools, with calls for more sex education to be included in the curriculum so that children can better protect themselves from sexual abuse. Recent reports of children being sexually abused in different parts of ...

Bachelor’s degree graduates rush to vocational schools

Many graduates with bachelor’s are attending vocational schools because they have been unable to find jobs. Analysts have warned about the big waste of society’s resources as many graduates, after spending money and time at university, are now returning to vocational school. Vice Rector of Pasteur Hanoi ...

Ministry, UNFPA to increase investment in adolescent girls' education

The Ministry of Education and Sports and the United Nations Population Fund have agreed to strengthen their partnership by continuing to build on their campaign titled Noi. The Ministry signed off on the Implementing Partner Agreement and 2017 Annual Work Plan with the UNFPA on ...

Laos, partners agree on education development projects

The government has received support for two education development projects in Huaphan province from the Australian government, European Union, ChildFund Australia and ChildFund Korea, worth a total of almost US$2 million. The two projects are Basic Education Quality and Access in the Lao PDR Non-Governmental ...

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