Queen Mathilde’s Working Visit to Vietnam: Day Two

  May 10, 2023 at 4:51 pm by

Queen Mathilde started the second day of her working visit in Vietnam today, Wednesday May 10, by visiting Lào Cai, a city in the Northwest region.
Upon the arrival in Lào Cai the Queen was welcomed by the Chairman of Lao Cai Provincial People’s Committee, Trịnh Xuân Trường and members of the UNICEF office in Vietnam.
Then Queen Mathilde started a field visit in two schools located in a rural mountainous area: the Ham Rong kindergarten and primary school.
In these schools, attended by the Mong ethnic minority, UNICEF Vietnam promoted the program “Mother Tongue Bilingual Education” that aims to teach the children’s mother tongue as well as Vietnamese, “to ensure every child has access to a more equitable and inclusive education”. Another program promoted by UNICEF Vietnam is “Innovative Education and Digital Literacy” that aims to strength “digital skills of children in Vietnam, such as critical thinking and problem solving, which makes children confident and empowered”.
During the visit the Queen attended some lessons and met with teachers, students and was informed about the UNICEF programs.

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