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Đà Nẵng launches first agro-science garden for kids

Update: October, 01/2019 - 10:35
Children play at Selfwing Garden. It's the first outdoor physical education and agricultural science skills space for kids in Đà Nẵng. — Photo courtesy of Selfwing Viet Nam  

ĐÀ NẴNG — The Selfwing Việt Nam Company has opened an outdoor physical education and agricultural science skills space for kids in Cẩm Lệ District.

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 Việt Nam 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 Việt Nam’s education chain with funding from Japan, where kids could learn about organic farming, basic skills and agricultural science.

A farming area at the Selfwing Garden in Cẩm Lệ District, Đà Nẵng. — VNS Photo Công Thành 

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 Việt Nam and Japan.

Selfwing Việt Nam, 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 Đà Nẵng.

A model Japanese house featuring a science workshop and start-up area for kids. —Photo courtesy of Selfwing Viet Nam

A report from the city’s education and training department showed that Đà Nẵng 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.

Đà Nẵng has added Japanese, Korean and German as second foreign languages after English and French in some secondary schools. — VNS

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