Đà Nẵng launches first agro-science garden for kids
  • | VNS | October 01, 2019 02:05 PM
The Selfwing Vietnam Company has opened an outdoor physical education and agricultural science skills space for kids in Cẩm Lệ District.

Children play at Selfwing Garden. It's the first outdoor physical education and agricultural science skills space for kids in Danang. — Photo courtesy of Selfwing Vietnam

The garden, which covers 1,400sq.m in the Hòa Xuân Eco-Urban Area with total investment of VNĐ20 billion (US$870,000), will offer a farming skills centre and agricultural science workshop, a Japanese model house for future business start-up training and a café and fun zone.

Hirai Yukiko, CEO of Selfwing Vietnam Company, said the garden would act as a rendezvous point for parents to chat about the difficulties they faced educating their kids.

She said the garden was part of Selfwing Vietnam’s education chain with funding from Japan, where kids could learn about organic farming, basic skills and agricultural science.

The business opened its first kindergarten in the city centre last year for kids from 18-months to six years old with a joint curriculum from Vietnam and Japan.

Selfwing Vietnam, in co-operation with Leave a Nest, an education organisation from Japan, has also launched a pilot project on nature research for students at junior secondary schools in Danang.

A report from the city’s education and training department showed that Danang has 205 kindergartens, of which 136 are private schools, but only three-year-olds are accepted due to limited nursery services for new-born babies.

Japanese is taught at 12 primary schools and seven junior secondary schools in Liên Chiểu District following the city’s foreign language teaching programme for 2012-20.

Danang has added Japanese, Korean and German as second foreign languages after English and French in some secondary schools.

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