9 Mar: More Kindergartens

We are near the Laos border this morning (can see it across the river in fact), down some truly rough roads to two kindergartens. These were funded by, and named for, the friends and families of two Marines who were killed in the Khe Sahn battles. This is ethnic minority land, where people dress differently and the houses are traditionally up on stilts. The children grow up speaking the tribal language in the family home. This is not helpful when they arrive at first grade, taught in Vietnamese. So the kindergartens teach these children Vietnamese to get them ready for school.

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One response to “9 Mar: More Kindergartens

  1. Already you are seeing and learning a lot. What an experience

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