soldiers practice becoming teachers
14 years ago, Major Tran Binh Phuc, deputy leader of the mass mobilization team at Hoan Chuoi Border Guard Station, set foot on this beautiful island.
Hoan Chuoi Island (belonging to Song Doc city, Tran Van Thoi district, Ca Mau province) is located 32 km west of the mainland, with an area of only about 7 km.2The island has complex terrain, there is no medical station or national school system for children to attend on the island.
Major Phuc still remembers the image of dirty children and red soil roads covered with lush green forests. The life of the people here is very difficult, due to three generations of families being illiterate, the future of the children of Hon Chuoi Island seems to be gradually ending.
Seeing this, Major Phuc sought permission from his superiors to teach the children to read and write within a month. It is now Mr. Phuc’s 14th year of being involved with this love class.
Having never taken a class on academic skills, Mr. Phuc began his job as a teacher by searching and learning on his own. Mr. Phuc said that there were nights when he would stay up very late to “practice teaching”, holding chalk and writing on the board, talking to himself and so on, pages of systematic lesson plans would be prepared by him. Were.
“The educational base is very important. In addition to teaching, I also teach life skills and moral lessons to the children. Many students go from Hon Chuoi Island to the mainland to continue studying. They are all good children. Hard-working and very diligent are hard-working. I often deduct my salary to buy books for children. This gift is just a small thing to encourage them to continue to step forward on the path forward” – Mr. Phuc said.
Due to the nature of his work, he rarely gets to meet his family. Talking about his future plans, Mr. Phuc’s eyes lit up: “I want to do more than just aim to learn to read and write. I also advise the school construction unit, conduct systematic classes and I Hope to find a teacher.” After being fully trained in academic skills, you will return to the island to better teach the children. “Only then can the children on Hon Chuoi Island have a better future.”
I hope you can study and become a good person
The conversation with Mr. Phuc stopped temporarily as in the distance, Ms. Truong Hong Mo (37 years old, an island resident) and her young child were walking carefully step by step towards the love class located halfway down the slope. Little Hon Chuoyi’s children are all black and short in stature.
More fortunate than Hoan Chuoi, Tho Chu Island (over 100 km from Hoan Chuoi Island) has a fairly spacious Tho Chau Primary and Secondary School. Teaching on Tho Chu Island for 13 years, Ms. Pham Thi Kim Tien (from Vinh Long) loves this land and its students.
Ms. Tien is currently teaching Natural Sciences to middle school students. She admitted that when she first came to the island, life was extremely bad. Now the situation is much better, school classes have been equipped with television. However, because Tho Chu Island is approximately 150 km from the mainland, there is still a shortage of school supplies according to the new education program.
Due to lack of electricity, children rarely watch TV or use information technology. Like last year, there was no electricity most of the time and the weather was hot, but the children still tried to go to school, which was a great motivation for the teachers.
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