16 June 2017

Children taught about participation rights

  • Sub-standard biogas tanks pose high risks

Viet Nam News HÀ NỘI - Three recent gas asphyxiation deaths in Hải Dương Province has raised alarms about the risks of building substandard biogas systems in rural areas, local authorities and experts said. Three men in Gia Xuyên commune died last week after jumping into their house's biogas tank to make repairs, according to local officials. A provincial Police representative said examination and autopsy report showed that the victims died of poison gas asphyxiation, chiefly methane. In a biogas system, organic waste gets turned into methane gas, which many people in rural areas use for cooking and heating. A…... [read more]

  • Remains of Vietnamese martyrs reburied in Quang Binh

Quang Binh (VNA) - A reburial ceremony for 26 sets of remains of Vietnamese soldiers who died on battlefields in Laos took place in the central province of Quang Binh on May 17. It was the first repatriation of remains of martyrs in Quang Binh this year, which were unearthed during the 2016-2017 dry season. Attending the event were representatives from the special working committees of the two governments and Lao province of Khammuone, leaders of Military Zone 4 based in Quang Binh, and local armed forces and residents. Thanks to effective direction from the Department of Labour and Social…... [read more]

  • Tra Vinh sets to send 200 guest workers abroad per year

The goal was outlined during a meeting on May 16 to review labour export over the past three years in the province. According to Deputy Director of the provincial Department of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs Duong Quang Ngoc, to achieve the target, the province's People's Committee has offered loans to local labourers from difficult backgrounds so they can afford to receive training to work abroad. The Department of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs plans to work with local authorities and agencies to provide local residents more information on working abroad, which may lift them out of poverty, Ngoc said.…... [read more]

  • Vocational learning: pathway to success

Viet Nam News Gia Lộc HCM CITY -- Nguyễn Văn Thiết had dreamed of winning the ASEAN Skills Competition, but when his parents insisted that he apply for university, his hopes were dashed. Thiết, who is from the north-central coastal province of Nghệ An, entered university after passing the entrance exams, but he found it difficult to choose a major. "I wasn't sure that I could get a job after graduation," he added. After Thiết's brother won the championship at the ASEAN Skills Competition, Thiết decided to follow in his footsteps and pursue study at the Hà Nội Vocational College…... [read more]

  • Project sees relationships as the heart of education

Viet Nam News Gia Lộc HCM CITY -When students of Nguyễn Văn Trỗi Secondary School in HCM City's Gò Vấp District violate any regulation of the schools or misbehave, teachers meet with each of them to learn the reason, help them recognise their violations and guide them to the correct behavior instead of using physical punishment as they would have one year ago. This is positive discipline, which the school's teachers use to build a friendly, close and supportive relationship between them and their students, Lâm Minh Trang, the school's deputy principal, said. "Thanks to the close relationship, students do…... [read more]

  • Project to strengthen protection for vulnerable children

This information was revealed by the municipal Department of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs and Save the Children on May 12. The project, running from 2017 – 2019, is expected to benefit 55,000 children and 48,000 teachers, school managers, childcare workers, volunteers and families in the districts of Binh Tan, Thu Duc, Go Vap and Cu Chi. Under the project, the beneficiaries will be provided with training courses to enhance their capacity in child protection and ensure that disadvantaged and migrant children will be able to access to quality formal education. It will also work to stop physical violence and…... [read more]

  • Foreign workers illegally employed in Vietnam

While Vietnamese guest workers in foreign countries have to register with the local authorities through their employers, there is a large number of foreign workers illegally employed in Vietnam but local authorities do not know the exact figure even where they live and work. According to Phan Quoc Thai, deputy head of the Vietnam Immigration Department in Southern regions of Vietnam under the Ministry of Public Security, the number of foreign workers from Africa and the Middle East coming to Ho Chi Minh City has increased rapidly in recent years. The number rose from 2,893 in 2005 to 4,080 in…... [read more]

  • Binh Thuan hosts camp festival for disadvantaged children

The camp festival was co-organised by the HCM City Sponsors Association for Children and Binh Thuan province’s department of labour, invalids and social affairs. At the event, the children spoke up for children’s rights and needs. It also offer them an opportunity to play folk games, practise communication skills and visit some tourists spots in Phan Thiet city. The event also helped teachers from social organizations to meet and share experiences in taking care of and helping street and disadvantaged children. This is part of a number of activities under the project to train teachers and help the disadvantaged children…... [read more]

  • HCM City to examine anti-graft efforts

According to the municipal Steering Committee for Corruption Prevention and Control, the people ‘s committees in the nine districts of Hoan Kiem, Hoang Mai, Ha Dong, Ba Vi, Thach That, Quoc Oai, My Duc, Me Linh and Ung Hoa will be examined. The nine sectors to be checked are the city’s departments of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs, Custom and Taxation, the Housing Development and Investment and Corporation, the key projects management units, the Youth Union, the Investment and Development Fund, the State Treasury and the State Bank. Deputy head of the Steering Committee Dao Xuan Mui said the aim…... [read more]

  • Hanoi allocates VND200 billion for social welfare

Of the sum, US$34 billion will be spent on helping farmers whose land is taken over for projects. More than VND157 billion will be used to assist workers who lost their jobs due to economic slowdown, through the city’s fund for job generation and recruitment activities in districts that have great numbers of unemployed labourers and a project to offer loans to 1,000 poor households. Vocational training establishments will also receive subsidies from the funding. Nearly VND8.3 billion is added to the poverty alleviation budget in order to reduce 2 percent of the number of poor households and build houses…... [read more]



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