Our team at VNF has been working to translate Khan Academy’s robust and proven curriculum, which has previously been funded by the Gates Foundation and Google, into Vietnamese with the purpose of increasing education access throughout the country and integrating Vietnam into the global learning community. Within the next 5 years, our vision is to have this curriculum used in public and private schools across Vietnam and to help every child learn at their own pace through an individualized curriculum.
Through this collaboration, The Vietnam Foundation will bring this scalable and cost effective teaching method to all children in Vietnam, which will impact Vietnam’s education for decades to come.
We at The Vietnam Foundation acknowledge that right now is the perfect time to launch this program, particularly to impact the young generation of Vietnamese learners. Given Vietnam’s high internet penetration, high mobile penetration, and affordable 4G data service, we have an opportunity to leverage technology to close the educational gaps between rural and urban areas in Vietnam.
With more than 70% of the Vietnamese population living in rural areas, this Khan Academy collaboration can provide students from all backgrounds with an up-to-date curriculum and quality instruction regardless of their income or access to educational infrastructure and resources.