Preserve and promote cultural values from the perspective of educational cooperation

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TVU – Preserving and promoting national cultural values and identities is the sustainable development strategy of each country and the common task of the whole society in which education plays the most important role, by means of children. education, material and spiritual values, practical experiences, lifestyle, and language are preserved and promoted, contributing to bringing many values to the community.

Cultural exchange contributes to preserving and promoting national cultural identity

Cambodian Culture Week in Vietnam is organized by the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism of Vietnam in collaboration with the Ministry of Culture and Arts of Cambodia in Tra Vinh province from September 29 to October 1, 2022, in response to the anniversary. celebrate the 55th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Cambodia – Vietnam and celebrate the Vietnam – Cambodia Friendship Year 2022. With performances of singing, dancing and exhibitions on the achievements of Khmer cultural art, the educational achievements… are of invaluable value that the Governments of the two countries are trying to preserve and develop.

Art program within the framework of Cambodia Culture Week in Vietnam was held in Tra Vinh province

Through activities within the framework of Cambodia Culture Week in Vietnam, Vietnamese people in general and Tra Vinh province, in particular, have the opportunity to better understand the country and people of Cambodia, and at the same time contribute to promoting relations. friendship and cooperation between the two peoples with the motto: “Good neighborliness, traditional friendship, comprehensive cooperation, long-term sustainability”. The cultural programs of the two countries are held regularly, which is very important in enhancing solidarity, friendship, and mutual understanding, contributing to socio-economic development. This is also an opportunity to introduce the unique culture of the two countries, and at the same time share experiences in preserving and promoting cultural values imbued with national identity, contributing to promoting bilateral relations. Vietnam – Cambodia’s neighbors are increasingly developed.

Cambodian students and lecturers of Tra Vinh University attended the art program

Promoting cultural values as seen from educational cooperation

Tra Vinh University was assigned the task of serving as an international gateway for Tra Vinh province by the leaders of Tra Vinh province. Recently, Tra Vinh University has strengthened the promotion of international relations and cooperation in the field of education with Vietnam. more than 90 partners from many countries around the world in general and between Vietnam – Cambodia in particular. Regularly carry out exchange and exchange programs between educational and scientific research institutions; exchange with international students, students and lecturers connect and meet with partners, creating a positive change in cooperation relationships.

With the support from the Tra Vinh Provincial People’s Committee and the ministries and branches of the two countries, the University has created favorable conditions for the University to connect with partners in Cambodia in the fields of cultural exchange, educational development, scientific research, and cultural transfer. technology transfer. The school actively engages and receives support from the Embassies and Consulates of Vietnam and Cambodia in expanding training cooperation opportunities with educational institutions in Cambodia.

Since 2012, Tra Vinh University has established the Southern Khmer Language – Culture – Art Faculty. This is a special faculty and the first faculty in the country to provide formal training in Khmer language, culture and art majors to perform the national key task of training human resources in Khmer language, culture and art. The southern region, meets the needs of socio-cultural development in the provinces and cities in the region. In addition, the training in language, culture, and performing arts … contributes to preserving and promoting the national cultural identity in the province in particular and in the region in general.

Cambodian Minister of Culture and Arts Phoeurng Sackona receives the delegation of Tra Vinh University (during a business trip to Cambodia in August 2022)

Achievements from the friendly relationship between Vietnam and Cambodia have also contributed to the success of the project of compiling Vietnamese – Khmer and Khmer – Vietnamese bilingual dictionaries chaired by the Ministry of Education and Training. Tra Vinh University (Tra Vinh) implemented. This is a significant work, contributing to tightening the diplomatic relationship between Vietnam and Cambodia, as well as demonstrating the sense of responsibility of Tra Vinh University in the work of preserving and promoting traditional cultural values. through education and scientific research. The dictionary is a useful tool to help Khmer ethnic people, as well as Cambodian people, equip Vietnamese vocabulary and understand Vietnamese in terms of listening, speaking, reading and writing; at the same time, helping Vietnamese people strengthen their ability to use Vietnamese but still be able to contact the Khmer script, helping to provide bilingual education in areas with a large number of Khmer people.

Dr. Thach Thi Dan, Vice Rector presents Vietnamese – Khmer and Khmer – Vietnamese dictionaries to Mr. Pit Channam, Permanent Deputy Minister of Education, Youth and Sports Cambodia (during a business trip to Cambodia in August 2022)

Besides, the training of quality human resources for the region, especially Cambodia, has always been paid special attention to by the University. Over the years, the School has always paid attention to and created favorable conditions for Cambodian students to complete their studies well while promoting the strengths of the Southern Khmer language – culture – art department, training overseas students as well as exchanging and preserving cultural values between Vietnamese and Cambodian students.

Assoc.Prof.Dr. Diep Thanh Tung, Vice President and the delegation worked with representatives of the Department of Health, the Department of Education of Svay Rieng province and the principals of high schools in Svay Rieng province (during a business trip to Cambodia in August 2022)

Especially, in 2022, celebrating the 55th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Cambodia – Vietnam and welcoming the Vietnam – Cambodia Friendship Year 2022, Tra Vinh University has promoted friendly diplomacy between the two countries. through specific activities such as participating in Vietnamese education exhibitions in Cambodia, signing cooperation agreements with partners, granting scholarships to Cambodian students to study at the University, and promoting the implementation of recruitment work in provinces in Cambodia.

Tra Vinh University participates in the Vietnam education exhibition in Cambodia in August 2022
Tra Vinh University welcomes Preah Sisowath High School delegation to experience the School from October 2 to October 4, 2022

“TVU has actively participated in human resource training for Cambodia. Through exchanges with educational and medical institutions, along with direct employers, the units highly appreciate the quality of students trained at Tra Vinh University, as well as the adaptation to the job environment in Cambodia after graduation. From that, it can be seen that the University has provided quality human resources to contribute to socio-economic development for localities in Cambodia, and at the same time contributed to the conservation and promotion of cultural values through various activities. educational cooperation activities to bring more value to the community, continue to affirm the quality of training, and create more value for the mission of “Bringing quality learning opportunities to the community.” – said Assoc. Dr. Diep Thanh Tung, Vice President of Tra Vinh University.

By TD