During the Global Action Week 2012 in VietNam, focus was given to partnerships among families, schools, social organizations and communities to support and promote young children’s holistic development, reminding everyone of the importance to foster stronger policies, strengthen partnerships, design more quality programmes, and allocate more time and human and financial resources to early childhood care and education. A series of activities took place at national and sub-national levels to raise awareness of the public and the Government and reminded everyone of the importance of ensuring that all children get the care and education they deserve right from the start.
A joint event chaired by Vice Minister Nguyen Vinh Hien was organized with the Ministry of Education and Training (MOET), with the support of local and international organizations including Child Fund, Plan, Save the Children, UNESCO, UNICEF, VietNam Coalition for Education for All (VCEFA), and World Vision. Focus was on the global slogan: Rights from the Start! Early Childhood Care and Education Now! Around 200 persons participated in this national event.
The national event included a round-table discussion in Hoa Hong kindergarten in Vinh Phuc province with participation of MOET, line ministries, mass organizations, Vinh Phuc DOET and provincial departments and organizations, local communities, NGOs and UN agencies, media journalists, children and their caregivers to share information, good practices and recommendations on ECCE. In line with the global activities, young children, teachers, parents and caregivers will also enjoy art activities for making a Big Picture of their Ideal Early Childhood and Education Situation through hand printing, drawing and painting.
A media campaign took place throughout the Week to highlight that ECCE is not only about aspects of access and quality in education, but also other factors that make for a good start for young children, benefiting themselves, their family, their communities, their society and the world at large.
The Vietnam Coalition on Education for All organization will prepare the final event report for submission to Global Campaign for Education (GCE).
The event photos and videos are available on the links below:
Link mentioned below is for information about this event and World Vision’s activities at local level.
Calendar 2013: UNESCO Phnom Penh office is working on designing calendar 2013 with the photos, children’s artworks and messages from activities that took place as part of GAW 2012. It is expected to be finalised by them by June 2012. Photos for the event available at the link http://www.mediafire.com/?lxhz7sgclklwa