Free English classes for Co Tu people

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(QNO) - Free English classes for Co Tu people started on 22 October in Ta Lang and Gian Bi hamlets (Hoa Bac commune, Hoa Vang district, Da Nang city).

An Australian student and Co Tu children
An Australian student and Co Tu children

These classes are attempts of Hoa Vang Farmers’ Union, the Global Environment Facility Executive Board in Vietnam (GEFEB), and the Australian students studying in Hoi An city (Quang Nam province). Attending the classes, the learners can practice four basic skills - listening, speaking, reading and writing in English, whereby they can introduce to visitors the natural, geographical and cultural features of the Co Tu ethnic community.

The 2-year plan (2017-2018) of Co Tu cultural preservation associated with community ecotourism development was initiated by the GEFEB with a total expenditure of over 2 billion VND; 900 million VND of which comes from the local counterpart funds. To date, a lot of programs of living hygienically to attract tourists, forest protection and management, buying gongs and traditional costumes to support the art performance group, etc. have been implemented by the plan.