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Tra Vinh University: The Bridge of Training Delivery in Fine Crafts to Khmer Ethnic Group

(TVU)- On August 16, the closing ceremony of fine crafts training delivery under the project “Support in production of fine crafts for tourism, increasing sustainably economic capacity for Khmer ethnic group in Tra Vinh province” took place at Tra Vinh University.


Project Management Unit, craftsmen and learners at the closing ceremony


The project with the total budget of € 6,000 was carried out within one year with the involvement of 40 households in Ward 8 and Ward 9, Tra Vinh City. This project aimed at increasing professional skills and knowledge for Khmer people and making fine art models.


Delivering the speech at the ceremony, Ms. Thach Thi Dan, Vice Rector of Tra Vinh University expressed big thanks to Embassy of Ireland in Vietnam, local authorities, skilled craftsmen and learners. She hoped that the trained learners with necessary skills in design of models such as Khmer music, pagodas, masks and skills in beading will continue remaining in fine crafts occupation toward earning livelihoods and most importantly preserving the cultural identity of Southern Khmer ethnic group.  


Ms. Thach Thi Kim Anh, Deputy Head of TVU Gender and Community Department and the representative of the Project Management Unit said: “During the training course, we have received the enthusiastic supports of the local authority and households in the arrangement of location as well as facilities for skilled craftsmen and teachers.”     

At the end of the project, over 51 fine craft products, which showed their originality of Southern Khmer culture and arts, were inspected.


Lam Phene, a skilled craftsman expressed: “We are very eager and happy when Ward 8 and Ward 9 were chosen as the project running location”. He gave his big thanks to the funder and the Project Management Unit in offering Khmer people learning opportunity of their originally cultural model as well as helping contributing to earn income for local people.


“I am very happy when the Khmer music model was made since it required hard work, patience and passion for the ethnic culture”, said merrily Son Thi Na Qui, Chairwoman of Women’s Association in Ward 8.   


Ms. Thach Thi Dan, TVU Vice Rector and the Project Management Unit Head made commitment that during the next time the Project Management Unit will be the bridge in the effort of seeking for the supply of output products.





By Minh Nhut

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