Besides the school’s teachers, students and their parents, the ceremony also saw the attendance of representatives from the Vietnamese Embassy in Laos, the Vietnamese General Association in Laos, the Vietnamese people’s association in Vientiane and Lao agencies.

Students and teachers of the Nguyen Du Lao-Vietnamese bilingual language school in Vientiane at the closing ceremony of the school year 2023-2024.

Principal of the school Sivanhueang Phengkhammay said that the ceremony was also a farewell to 12th graders, most of them had attended the school for years.

She hoped that the students will become good citizens and make contributions to the country.

In the 2023-2024 school year, the school reaped achievements. The number of students with excellent/good performance is higher than that of previous years. The school’s students got three first prizes, one second prize and two third prizes at the district’s contests together with many good results that helped realize the school’s plan and increase its reputation.

The school is a place for children of Vietnamese expatriates in Vientiane to study after the Lao national curriculum along with the Vietnamese language.

In 2005, Vietnam offered over 500,000 USD in funding to build the school. Currently, it has 66 teachers and over 1,000 students from kindergarten to the 12th grade. The Vietnamese students account for about 30%.

Bui Thi Oanh, a 12th grader, said that she has had many good memories at the school where she studied and joined activities with friends and teachers.

She said the school is a symbol of the Laos-Vietnam solidarity and nurtures dreams of many generations of students of the two countries.

Source: VNA