Improving education in Elephant Village 

In a remote area of Da Lat, Vietnam, is a small community known as Elephant Village. The village school is attended by about 60 children between the ages of five and 12, but with limited resources and teachers, only Vietnamese and Mathematics lessons have been taught and the school is open just three days a week.
Improving education

Children attending the Elephant Village school in Vietnam, one of the projects of KPMG in Singapore to support education in the Asia Pacific region.

This year, as part of its Regional Outreach Program, KPMG in Singapore established a plan dedicated to improving education for students at the school. Following a number of visits to understand more about its needs, groups of KPMG volunteers have journeyed to the remote school to provide English language lessons and arts and crafts sessions.

Paul Tolton, Learning & Development Director for KPMG in Singapore is helping to develop the English language curriculum for the school. He said, “These children get only about six hours of schooling a week -- what we are doing to expand the content and quality of their education can have a meaningful impact on their lives.”

Since April 2013, more than 100 KPMG volunteers have taught at Elephant Village school. In the coming year, additional projects are planned to support education in the region. “We are focused on using the skills, talent and dedication of our people to help make a difference in the lives of people in Elephant Village and other Asia Pacific communities”, said Lee Sze Yeng, Partner in Charge of Corporate Citizenship for KPMG in Singapore.

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