The contest, taking place from October 12 to November 20, was held in both online and offline format. The contest gave students a chance to express their gratitude to their teachers on the occasion of the 40th anniversary of the Vietnamese Teachers’ Day (November 20) via paintings. The contest, a healthy and friendly playground for students in Can Tho city, helped develop thinking and creativeness of secondary students.

An overview of the award ceremony

During the over one-month contest, the organizers received more than 5,000 paintings. All of the drawings met the contest’s criteria and demonstrated students’ seriousness, emotions, and talents.

According to the organizers, some paintings had high aestheticism, clearly showing artistic capability of the students.

The contest helped honor and promote the noble tradition of the nation “When drinking water, remember its source,” and “Venerating teachers and respecting morals.”

The organizers reward students with high results in the online format of the contest.

At the award ceremony, the organizing panel presented 13 awards. The first prize winner of the offline format was Phan Thi Kim Nhan, grade 9A1 of Nhon Nghia Primary School for the painting “Those ‘incubate’ knowledge,” while 8th grader Nguyen Pham Kha Nhi from Thoi Long Primary School won the first prize of the online format for her work named “My second mother.”

Lieutenant Colonel Huynh Trung Kien, Viettel Can Tho Director, said that apart from the contest, the branch has over the past time provided high-speed Internet, worth over VND 3 billion a year, for local schools and educational establishments. It has also given "coverage and computers for children" in COVID-19-affected areas; reduced 50% of smartphone prices for over 500 teachers and students and gave free 4G sim cards with data to more than 20,000 disadvantaged students in remote areas to support their online learning.

Colonel Kien stressed that in the coming time, Viettel will continue to accompany the local education and training sector, organize more useful playgrounds, develop new solutions and apply modern technologies to the education ecosystem, creating an effective learning society for all.

Translated by Mai Huong