Background of project in Vietnam

There are 550,000 CwD who have no chance to go to school

  Only about 40% of children with disabilities (CwD) started school nowadays in Vietnam. Among the number of 920,000 Vietnamese CwD, there are 550,000 children have not gone to primary school. In Vietnam, every city or province have only one special school for CwD. That is the reason why CwD who live in countryside have almost no chance to go to special school. In addition, admission to special school is limited. There are up to 200 CwD who are denied school admission every year.
 Inclusive education means that children with and without disabilities attend class and learn together in a regular school. CwD are children with intellectual disabilities, hearing impairment, visual impairment, physical disabilities and multi-disability. It is normal with a class of 20 - 30 children and 1 – 2 CwD who learn together in a same class in Europe. Vietnam government’s policy guidelines about inclusive education now is appropriate to special education tendencies of decreasing special school in the world. Aim of our this project is training about inclusive education for teacher in governmental primary school. This act helps to increase more and more chance for CwD to be admitted in primary school.

New school year starting situation in Binh Thuan Province

 Binh Thuan province has 127 communes. There are 17 highland communes, 62 communes are mountainous and three of them are island communes. This province has 26 ethnic groups which account for 6.9% of the population.
Binh Thuan province has 53,882 children at the age of 6 – 14 who are in schooling years and 963 disability children. Among them, there are 766 children going to schools which are close to their house.
The current issue is that among 646 teachers who are taking care of these disability students, only 92 of them are trained inclusive education. The remaining 554 teachers have not been trained and they are currently experiencing difficulties in teaching their students.
Those who haven’t been trained think that:
1. The academic outcome of disability students could not be improved even if they are educated.
2. Teachers cannot prepare suitable lessons for disability students because they have to prepare lessons for other students.
3. Disability students usually shout in class during class hours
4. Disability students usually run around in class during class hours
5. Disability students usually hit their friends.
6. Teachers do not understand the characteristics of disability students.
7. Teachers do not know how to create exam questions and pass these students.
In order to tackle these issues, it is necessary to improve teachers’ skills related to inclusive education through training sessions. Thus, 170 disability children who haven’t attended schools will have an opportunity to go to primary schools which are near their houses.

New school year starting situation in An Giang Province

 An Giang province is close to the boundary between Vietnam and Cambodia, many Khmer people inhabit there. It is one of the poorer provinces in Vietnam and has no tourist potential like Can Tho.
Around 1,061 children aged between 6 and14 are in schooling years. 399 children constituting 37% are currently studying at inclusive and special schools. 662 children have not been given a learning opportunity that is attending primary or special schools. They only stay at home.
Besides that, 184 academic staffs teaching inclusive classes have not been trained for inclusive education. They only learn at existing schools for children with blindness or deafness in An Giang. In this province, among those childrenwith disabilities, there are more than 80% with intellectual disability. Hence, without training, the educational professionals will experience difficulties with these children in classes.
Teachers’ skills related to inclusive education need to be improved through training sessions so as to solve these problems. By doing so, many disability children who have not attended schools will have an opportunity to go to primary schools that are near their houses.

New school year starting situation in Lam Dong Province

 Lam Dong Province locates in the highland area in Vietnam. Lam Dong borders Dong Nai Province, and both of provinces are places that project are running.

2014 - 2015
The number of children going to special school: 206 pupils
The number of children with disabilities going to local primary school: 419 pupils

2015 - 2016
The number of children going to special school: 211 pupils
The number of children with disabilities going to local primary school: 490 pupils

2016 - 2017
The number of children going to special school: 210 pupilsThe number of children with disabilities going to local primary school: 569 pupils

 Our organization did finish the inclusive education training course for 30 key teacher in Lam Dong in year 2008. (sponsored by Grant Assistance for Japanese NGO Projects)
from year 2014 to 2017, our organization did carry out the project “Building up inclusive education training system” in Lam Dong Province.(sponsored by Grant Assistance for Japanese NGO Projects)

New school year starting situation in Dong Nai Province

 2013 - 2014
The number of children with disabilities in school-age: 1,351 pupils
The number of children going to special school: 127 pupils
The number of children with disabilities going to local primary school: 1,019 pupils
Project implementation before: 75% of the children with disabilities received primary education

 2014 - 2015
The number of children with disabilities in school-age: 2,386 pupils
The number of children going to special school: 148 pupils
The number of children with disabilities going to local primary school: 1,195 pupils
The first year of project implementation: 50% of the children with disabilities received primary education

 2015 - 2016
The number of children with disabilities in school-age: 1,896 pupils
The number of children going to special school: 154 pupils
The number of children with disabilities going to local primary school: 1,118 pupils
The second year of project implementation: 59% of the children with disabilities received primary education

 2016 - 2017
The number of children with disabilities in school-age: 1,776 pupils
The number of children going to special school: 164 pupilsThe number of children with disabilities going to local primary school: 1,412 pupilsThe second year of project implementation: 80% of the children with disabilities received primary education

 Our organization did finish the inclusive education training course for 30 key teacher in Dong Nai Province in year 2008. (sponsored by Grant Assistance for Japanese NGO Projects). Besides, from year 2011 to 2013, our organization did carry out the project “Building up inclusive education training system” in Dong Nai Province (sponsored by Technical Cooperation Kusanone – JICA)
from year 2014 to 2017, our organization did carry out the project “Building up inclusive education training system” in Dong Nai Province.(sponsored by Grant Assistance for Japanese NGO Projects)