Opening literary classes

The unit has opened a number of literacy classes to help eliminate illiteracy among ethnic minority people, particularly women and elder people, who lived in impoverished conditions.

At a literacy class

Since the first class launched in 2012, the unit has operated 15 classes for more than 1,000 people in Dam Rong, Lam Ha and Di Linh districts of Lam Dong province. Last year, literary classes drew the participation of 162 people with old ages in Dam Rong and Lam Ha districts, including 55 K’Ho ethnic minority women. These classes were open in the evening and lasted six months.

According to K’Van, a class’s teacher, the goal of each class is that almost all attendants know how to write and read. During the class, teachers also provide attendants with the Party’s guidelines, the State’s policies and law, and the locality’s regulations to raise their awareness and encourage them to realize them.

Lieng Hot K’Jot from Da Tong commune, Dam Rong district said that in the past, she could not go to school and was illiterate. Knowing that troops opened a class in the village, she signed up. “Now I know how to read, write, memorize the alphabet, and do simple calculations. I feel it easier while going shopping, going to the doctor, and paying bills,” she said.

Presenting gifts to attendants of a freshly-ended literacy class 

Assisting locals in developing socio-economy

With the motto of telling people to understand, making people believe, guiding people to follow, the unit has directed its production groups, young intellectual teams to give support to households in farming and applying scientific and technical advances to production.

Thanks to their successful building and multiplication of models with high economic efficiency, such as raising silkworms, growing abalone mushrooms, raising hybrid goats, planting high-yielding new coffee, curry, and acacia varieties, and others, the rate of poor households in the area has decreased significantly.

Presenting gifts to needy students with good academic records

The unit has also actively worked with local party committees and authorities to organize a number of meaningful activities for locals, including military-civilian Tet programs, gift presentation to needy households, students, free health check-ups and medicines, and visits to sick and wounded soldiers.

Lieutenant Colonel Nguyen Trong Thuy, Political Commissar of the unit, said that in the time head, the unit will further coordinate with local party committees and authorities to build more roads, lighting structures, open literacy classes, transfer farming technology to help locals in hunger elimination and poverty reduction.

Translated by Mai Huong