Leadership Council for Human Rights

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Thursday, January 18, 2007

New attempt to promote bilingual education in northern Viet Nam

A new attempt is being made in the northern region of Viet Nam - inhabited by many Hmong - to promote a bilingual education aimed at giving the Hmong an equal opportunity for education, UNICEF reported on Monday. The program begins at the elementary school level, with instruction in both the traditional language of the region and Vietnamese. UNICEF sees this as a way to level the playing field for education for all Vietnamese. This program is part of a larger program under UNICEF which attempts to prepare all children in every way (mentally, physically and emotionally) for primary schooling.

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