The ‘teachers’ valley’ in Khanh Hoa province

VietNamNet Bridge – Quang Duc hamlet in Cam Lam district in Khanh Hoa province is called the ‘teachers’ valley’ as it has 470 households and more than 200 teachers. There are more than 200 teachers in the teachers’ valley of Quang Duc Tran Minh Te, head of Quang Duc hamlet, said that in 1973-1974 about 300 households from Trieu Phong district in the central province of Quang Tri moved to the area to settle down. Of these, 17 were teachers. Despite difficulties, the migrants vowed not to educate their children. They set up the first school in the hamlet, now called Cam Hiep Nam Primary School.After the school was established, 17 teachers taught students who grew up to be teachers also. In Quang Duc, there are many families where parents, sons and daughters and sons-in-laws and daughters-in-law all are teachers. All seven children of teacher Tran Minh Hai, for example, now work as teachers. In Do Hoang, Nguyen Duc Thuong’s and Trinh Thi Kim Lau’s families, three siblings are teachers. Meanwhile, Nguyen Van Bai, Pham Van My and Tran Van Dac, the older teachers, have sons-in-law, daughter-in-law and grandchildren working as teachers at local schools.Graduating from the Nha Trang Pedagogical Junior College in 1992, Trinh Thi Kim Lau became a teacher at the Tan Sinh Primary School and then Cam Hiep Nam School.“Students all are innocent and playful, so I can have wonderful experience every day in my teaching life, full of memories. I’m not just a teacher, but also a mother, a friend… [Read full story]


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