Australia and the World Bank have pledged to continue supporting education and training in Vietnam by providing small grants for innovative learning ideas.
The Australian Agency for International Development (AusAID) and the bank have been providing the grants through the Vietnam Blended Learning Program for the last five years.
The program has helped governmental and social agencies better utilize information and communications technology, contributing to a more skilled, knowledgeable, and better connected workforce.
With grants of up to US$30,000 per project, the program seeks to provide capacity-building projects with innovative learning methodologies and access to national and international professional networks.
Last year around $145,000 was awarded to five organizations to provide learning opportunities to 150 faculty managers, 140 teachers, and 40 specialists and researchers.
This year AusAID and WB expect to provide similar funding to organizations who have been striving for innovations in their teaching and learning activities and have the requisite capacity to implement projects.