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Awards for individuals who have contributed to the development of the education of Vietnam, especially in the poor remote ethnic minority areas

To carry out the policies of the Government and the Ministry of Education and Training of the Socialist Republic of Viet Nam about commendation of the community and individuals at home and abroad who have contributed to the development of the education of Vietnam, especially in the poor remote ethnic minority areas.

The Highland Education Development Organisation (HEDO Vietnam) has proposed to commend the 4 people, and all of them has approved by the government of Viet Nam and the Ministry of Education and Training and they have come to Hanoi, come to the National Assembly at Ba Dinh square to receive the noble medals and awards from the President of Vietnam Nguyen Minh Triet and the Minister of Ministry of Education and Training Nguyen Thien Nhan ( Now he is Deputy Prime Minister) :

  1. Mr. Len Aldis
  2. Ms. Margaret Methley
  3. Dr. Madeleine Sharp
  4. Dr. Marie Charles


  1. Mr. Len Aldis- General Secretary of the Britain- Vietnam Friendship Society, UK Nationality, Homeland- London.

He has cooperated  with HEDO since 1992. He has written many newspaper articles to introduce about the mountainous provinces, about HEDO especially about the development of education in the Highland. Calling for the international organisation and foreigners to support the education for ethnic minority people in Vietnam. HEDO has received many projects from the individuals and organisations from the United Kingdom due to those articles, many of them were printed in the “ Morning Star” London.

Especially, according to HEDO requests, He directly called for and sent HEDO 35 volunteer English Teachers who came to teach in the Language center in the mountainous ethnic minority provinces for 2 years without salary. If counting minimum for a month of a teacher:

2.000 pound/month x 18 month x 35 teachers = 1.260.000 pounds

( One million, two hundreds and sixty thousand sterling pounds)

Equivalent to 30 billion VND

The beneficiaries from this project are: Kontum, Gia Lai, Daclak, Dong Nai, Vung Tau, Nam Dinh, Tuyen Quang, Lao Cai from 1995 to 2003.

Besides that he has launched in the website to call for signatures of English people and people in the world asking USA to compensate for the Victims of Agent Orange in Vietnam.

  1. Mrs. Margaret Methley: UK Nationality, Coventry City, high school teacher. Chairwoman of the Medical Scientific Aid for Vietnam, Lao and Cambodia.
  2. Dr. Madeleine Sharp: UK Nationality, Coventry City, Doctor in hospital, General secretary of the Medical Scientific Aid for Vietnam, Lao and Cambodia.

The two ladies have propagandize English people to grant money for training  volunteer community healthcare workers, volunteers for population and family planning, village volunteer nurses for ethnic minority areas from 1992 to 2007: 1.700 people in which there are 500 people who are teachers in the Highland, isolated, remote areas costing about 200.000 USD ( Two hundred thousands USD) equivalent to 3 billions VND.

The beneficiaries from this project are: Hoa Binh, Ha Tay, Lao Cai, Tuyen Quang, Lang Son, Yen Bai.

Mrs. Margaret Methley and Dr. Madeleine Sharp are the people to support Vietnam in the American war, who invited the Vice-state president of Vietnam Madam. Nguyen Thi Binh to come to the UK and collect money to buy medicines, books and notebooks to help the south liberation troops and children.

Dr. Madeleine Sharp was given the title “ The UK typical lady”

4. Dr. Marie Charles: American Lady, New York City- PhD in Medication- Community doctor, Chairperson of the International Committee for Equal Healthcare Access.

She has propagandized the International NGOs, hospitals, professors in the USA universities, United Kingdom, Brazil, Singapore to support HEDO to open training workshop for HIV/AIDS and drug injection prevention in the mountainous ethnic minority areas, especially in schools.

They have supported to train 1.000 doctors for HIV/AIDS prevention for provinces: Lang Son, Lao Cai, Hoa Binh, Ninh Binh, Cao Bang, Bac Giang costing about 100.000 USD ( One hundred thousand dollars) equivalent to 1 billion and 5 hundreds million VND.

On the occasion of coming to Hanoi to receive the noble awards this time, these organizations: Britain- Vietnam Friendship Society (BVFS), Medical Scientific Aid for Vietnam- Lao- Cambodia (MSA.V.L.C) and International Committee for Equal Healthcare Access (ICEHA) have come to HEDO’s office, No 4 Trinh Hoai Duc, Hanoi to sign projects to continue their supports to doctors in Bac Giang province, Dien Bien and other 5 provinces to open workshops for enhancing arguing knowledge, experience about diagnosis, prevention and care for HIV/AIDS patients, prevention of drug and the training for 100 doctors of  Bac Giang at the end of 2007 or early 2008.







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