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Golf swings into schools as young learn game

Phong, 12, from Ha Noi, fought back to take the title in a play-off with a birdie on the fourth hole against HCM City-born Nguyen Thanh Trung after finishing level after two rounds at the championship in August. The 12-year-old has held a handicap of 21 since he began practising every weekend at the Chi Linh Stars Golf and Country Club in Hai Duong City from the age of 10.

Kids ‘learn best' in own language

Bilingual education had also raised their school attendance, said Ethnic Minority Department deputy director Le Hai Duong said. But although Viet Nam had made remarkable progress in targeting the United Nations Millennium Development Goals for education, the gap in access and attainment between majority Kinh and minority children was widening.

Bridge to become open-air gallery

The festival will be closed to motor vehice traffic and will become an outdoor art gallery, featuring an exhibition of contemporary arts, including paintings by disable children and children affected by Agent Orange, as well as woodblock art and a collection of kites by artisans from Ha Noi and the northern province of Hai Duong.


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