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Support development of Education, Science and Health and Poverty Alleviation in upland and ethnic minority areas


On 28th March, Highland Education Development Organisation (HEDO) held the seminar “Support development of Education, Science and Health and Poverty Alleviation in upland and ethnic minority areas” on the occasion of foundation day. Present at the meeting are Mr. Do Nguyen Phuong - Minister of Health; Professor and Doctor Pham Minh Hac - Vice Chairman of Central Science and Education Committee; Professor and Doctor Nguyen Van Hieu - Chairman of Scientific Council (National Centre for Natural Science and Technology), and a number of scientists, directors of education, health and science.

After a number of same workshops held in Northern mountainous provinces, this workshop is organised to discuss, exchange experience and identify effective methods to promote development of education, health, science and poverty alleviation in poor and disadvantageous areas. As this non-governmental organisation was founded to call on support from domestic and international organisations, HEDO has established relationship with nearly 100 Government agencies, non-governmental organisations, research institutes and universities of 45 countries, mobilised and cooperate to implement 73 projects which worth 22 billion VND during the past 10 years. Besides, the organisation supports to train scientists and management staffs of mountainous areas. Many foreign experts voluntarily come to teach Vietnamese students and officers. Thousands of teachers are trained to become village health worker. Agricultural researchers and engineers provide technical training to farmers at the invitation of HEDO.

In 2000, HEDO has a number of on-going projects such as poverty alleviation; population and family planning; school and clinic building; drug abuse prevention; environment; preservation of culture and ethnic minority languages.


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