|PM Pham Minh Chinh meets disadvantaged children, May 30, 2023. (Photo: VNA)
At SOS Hermann Gmeiner School, established in 1994 with its construction funded by SOS Children’s Village, PM Chinh presented gifts to the school and its outstanding students.
The school was named after Austrian philanthropist Hermann Gmeiner – the founder of SOS Children’s Village, which is home to underprivileged children. It provides primary and secondary education for children in SOS Children’s Village Vietnam.
The government leader also made a field trip to a centre for integration education development under the National College for Education, which admits more than 200 disabled students each year.
Talking to teachers and students of the school and the centre, the PM stressed that the Party and the State have paid due attention to the protection of and care for children, and created the best possible conditions for their all-round development, considering this both an urgent and strategic, long-term matter.
He asked ministries, agencies and all-level authorities to continuously roll out mechanisms and policies on the education and protection of and care for children, particularly those with disabilities.
He suggested they focus on addressing the shortages of educational institutions and teachers, especially those at the preschool level, along with issues regarding ethics of teachers, textbooks, material conditions of teachers and students in remote and border areas, hygiene, nutrition, food safety, and violence against children, among others.
On this occasion, PM Chinh presented more than 200 scholarships to outstanding students, along with gifts to teachers and students of the two educational institutions.