As many other young parents in Vietnam, I’ve longed to see positive change in education and being part of that change. Happy School is way to go and a common dream; to that sense, I am grateful and privileged to be involved in this pioneering project.
Being a mother, I am deeply moved to see my child to be among the first at Thuan Thanh Primary school to benefit this meaningful initiative, to see how committed his school teachers are to prepare for the adoption of SEL into teaching curriculum and to witness very small changes yet significant have been occurred after the training.
For instance, at Thuan Thanh, most of the teachers came back from the training have made their classrooms a “green” space with many fresh plants and nice decorations, the school toilet has been renovated to be more friendly and clean than ever as I’ve seen. Or Phu Cat Primary School leader has contacted our volunteers to help to build a friendly playground cum mindful walking area for their pupils. Such small graces that I’ve never seen before, are really happening on the ground. I imagine Happy School team and you from afar would appreciate these significant cracks.
Again, thank you for sharing your dream with us and embrace us all as part of a larger dream. Now I am exited to join ELI team in Hue to work closely with its partners and the school teachers for the application coming soon.
All my best,