Thiện Chí believes education is a basic right for all children and access to all is vital in offering hope to these communities for a better future.
Education Scholarships - By providing Education Scholarships of 500,000VND (approx US$25) per year, many families are eager to send, or keep their children in school. At risk families and children are identified through schools, local authorities and village workers and introduced to Thien Chi for assessment.
Dental Hygiene Program - A tooth brushing program has been designed and introduced into 142 schools and kindergartens. Thiện Chí has trained teachers in the delivery of this program. Read more...
Inclusive Education - Thiện Chí is assisting in the training of teachers to support primary school students with special needs. Integrating these students into schools and general classrooms with individual learning programs and parental involvement, is the focus of this project. The successful Happy Rooms which have been implemented in 13. primary schools, cater for specifically designed support programs for those identified with disabilities. Expert advisors continue to assist Thiện Chí implement these special programs. Read more: how fantastic...
Eyesight Screening - Screening of Primary school students is conducted annually. Those who are identified with sight problems are referred to receive expert medical diagnosis. If glasses are recommended, Thiện Chí arranges for the purchase of these, and if further treatment is required, the student and parent are taken to HCMC for hospitalization.
School Libraries - Enhancement of libraries with purchase of books, resources and the establishment of green libraries.
Computer Centres - Thiện Chí, in partnership with local schools, has established computer centres in 47 schools in this province and continues to provide ongoing support and training for teachers in delivering the Information Technology curriculum.
Improved Infrastructure - Thiện Chí continues to support schools and kindergartens to build latrines, concreted playgrounds, and lean–to roofs providing under cover play areas for students.
Community Participation - All Thiện Chí support requires the participation of local authorities, school staff, teachers, students and parents. Many fundraising events, student performances focused on delivering a health/education message, etc are organized with the co-operation and support of the entire community.