EATAR & CUDLIEMNONG NURSERY SCHOOLS

Eatar Nursery School and Cudliemnong Nursery School, Cu M’gar, Vietnam

Eatar and Cudliemnong Nursery Schools are situated in the Central Highlands coffee growing region and are the first Costa Foundation projects in Vietnam. In response to Vietnamese Government legislation introduced in 2010 stating that no child can attend formal school unless they can speak Vietnamese, the Costa Foundation is building nursery schools for indigenous ethnic communities that cannot speak Vietnamese.

The Vietnamese Government are providing the teachers for these schools to teach the national language to children aged from 3 to 6 years old; giving them a much better start at primary school in their later years.

Construction at both schools commenced in April 2011 and was completed in October 2011 providing each of the communities with 3 classrooms, an admin block for the teachers, sanitation, fresh water, electricity, a playground and kitchen facilities. Between both schools they are now currently educating 240 children.

Costa Foundation Trustees have visited the schools and witnessed first-hand the children learning Vietnamese through poetry, song and dance and there are primary schools within walking distance for the children to attend once they leave nursery education.

Eatar School is in Drao Hamlet in the Cu M’gar district which has a population of 2,950 people of which 80% are of ethnic minority and 70% are coffee farmers.

Cudliemnong School is in Tonglea Hamlet in the Cu M’gar district which has a population of 3,250 people of which 83% are of ethnic minority and 72% are coffee farmers.

Cudliemnong Nursery School, Vietnam

 Cu M’gar is one of 13 districts of Daklak Province and is 30 km (18 miles) outside of Buon Ma Thuot, the capital city of Daklak province

Click here for a video of the school revisit in 2015

Click here for a video of the school revisit in 2016

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