Van Minh Duc, Ha Dinh Chi, Pham Binh Minh (from L) are reknowned autistic artists from Hanoi. (Source: VNA) Hanoi (VNA) – No official survey has been conducted to count the number of autistic children in Vietnam yet, but the Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs estimates that some 200,000 children in the country are living with autism. The figure would reach 500,000 according to the standards of the World Health Organisation. Open your heart to children with autism “If you open your heart to children with autism, you will see they are not mentally disordered. In fact, many have a higher level of intelligence than the average child and some have extraordinary capabilities in different fields, such as memory, maths, art and physics,” said Pham Thi Ngan. Pham Thi Ngan and her husband co-found Tohe Social Company (Source: VNA) Ngan and her husband were inspired by the capabilities of those on the autism spectrum after they volunteered for … [Read more...] about Open your heart to children with autism
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Talk Around Town (19-08-2009) Know how to teach kids better? Raise your hand by Khanh Linh Last night, a big argument broke out between the two dearest men in my life. My father, a university lecturer, was upset at a phone call from a teacher complaining that my brother was too lazy to raise his hand when he asked the class a question. My brother, a high school boy, said the result of studies was far more important than conforming to a ritual. "Only kids at primary school do this stuff," my brother said. "I didn’t raise hands with replies even though I could answer the questions." "Then why didn’t you do that?" my father asked. "Raising a hand to voice an opinion - is that difficult?" "Those eager to raise their hands are considered crack-brained and are mocked if they give the wrong answer. I don’t want to be one of them," said my brother. Crack-brained? My father must have been surprised to hear this from his big son. Rather than speak up, my brother preferred that … [Read more...] about Know how to teach kids better? Raise your hand
The Hanoitimes - On September 8th , Economic & Urban newspaper in cooperation with Department of Planning and Architecture, Hanoi Urban Planning Institute hold a workshop entitled "Hanoi Urban, 60 years of construction and development 1954-2014 ". Attending the conference were Chairman of Ha Noi People's Committee Nguyen The Thao; Vice Chairman of Hanoi People's Committee Nguyen Quoc Hung; Deputy Minister of Construction Nguyen Dinh Toan; representatives of Provincial Party Committee Propaganda Department; leaders of departments, districts, towns of Hanoi , and the participation of experts, scientists, regulators, industry-leading architects of the Ministry of Construction,etc The content of the workshop "Urban Hanoi, 60 years of construction and development from 1954 to 2014" focused on two main parts: Implementing the Planning of Hanoi Capital region construction by 2030 and State management of urban planning. Speaking at the workshop, Chief Editor of Economic & Urban … [Read more...] about Hanoi: 60 years of construction and development
In early 2016, a book street was established in downtown Ho Chi Minh City in order to encourage citizens, especially youngsters, to read. The street, located on Nguyen Van Binh Street in District 1, is meant to nurture a reading culture through various activities and highlight the value and significance of books. Some foreigners have shared their point of view on the importance of reading, as well as their personal experience to encourage their children to fall in love with books. Australian Dr. Mike Turner, chair of the Business Department at Broward College Vietnam In Australia, the government supports free libraries in each suburb (district) where children can read books or borrow them and take them home. This is a free service and children can borrow up to five books and keep them for two weeks. The libraries are stocked with books for all ages and all interests. Many children have a library card and use it to borrow books. This means that they can read as many books as they … [Read more...] about How important is it to encourage your children to read?
Just as when you run a marathon, you will experience different stages along the route, and each of them represents a different challenge for you as a leader.It’s a great time to be an entrepreneur. The cloud gives you access to an amazing array of tools and resources, enabling you to bring a great idea to the marketplace in very little time and reach potential customers around the world. No matter your industry, you have the opportunity to use your energy, enthusiasm and confidence to create a competitive and, perhaps, wildly successful company.Perhaps the most daunting, and difficult to recognize, is the early shift from startup to SMB. It’s a stage where some of the leadership characteristics that were great assets at first have become liabilities. Making the transition may mean shifting your leadership style, of course without sacrificing your ideals and brand, or even assuming a different role while bringing on others who can provide long-term leadership for the … [Read more...] about The founder’s identity crisis: When your startup becomes an SMB