Vietnam is a rapidly developing country and is becoming a more significant player on the international stage. A young and aspirational population want to take advantage of growing opportunities to make successful lives for themselves and create a healthy economy that will support the Vietnamese people into the future.
However, unlike more developed East Asian countries, the education system in Vietnam has not progressed beyond rote learning and frequent exams. This style of learning no longer prepares young people with the skills and knowledge required to thrive in the modern world.
At CED, we aim to develop new teaching and learning methodologies based on the best performing education systems around the world and introduce these into the Vietnamese national curriculum, giving young people skills relevant in the workplaces of today: teamwork, leadership, critical thinking, problem solving, environmental awareness and citizenship.
Our hope is that with these skills the next generation of young professionals will be able to help Vietnam catch up in the areas where it is currently falling behind, like new scientific research and civil society participation. A more robust education system now will result in a more informed, innovative and involved Vietnamese workforce in the future.
At CED, we aim to develop new teaching and learning methodologies based on the best performing education systems around the world. Working in partnership with scientific institutions, schools, and other public institutions, CED designs and deliver many programs: www.traihehanoi.com
To promote students’ interest in science and innovation we give them the opportunity to not only learn about science, but to actually carry out scientific research and activities. We also support students to join science-based competitions at both regional and international levels. For more information on this please see the following links:
Promoting Women in STEM fields
CED has partnered with over 30 companies, donors, and public training institutions in Vietnam to enable over 480 female university students to study science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM). CED also offers over 400 scholarships for high school girls from poor families in Vietnam.
For more information please visit: http://www.hocbongnusinh.com
This scholarship aims to attract more students towards STEM and improve the quality of STEM subject teaching. The scholarship also provides STEM students with financial support.
For more information please visit: http://scholarships.ced.edu.vn/
Promoting parental participation in education
CED supports activities to build stronger relationships between families and schools. We implement educational activities and programs that include the input of parents to provide a better experience for all – parents feel their voices and concerns are heard and they can see the effects of the ideas that they put forward.
For more information please visit: http://www.hoiphuhuynhhocsinh.vn
Effective vocational training program
Many workers today do not have the right knowledge and skills for the labor market, even if they attended vocational training run by state-owned training providers. Vietnam must urgently improve the effectiveness of vocational training and job creation support programs (especially those for poor and disadvantaged groups) that contribute to reducing unemployment and underemployment rates, consequently minimizing related social issues. In partnerships with vocational training providers, the Ministry of Labor and Social Affairs, and other NGOs, CED is supporting initiatives to enhance vocational training quality for disadvantaged groups in Vietnam.
For more information please visit: http://www.daynghehieuqua.com/