February, 2014 – Approximately 70 leaders and teachers from Tan Phu and Binh Tan Districts respectively participated in two meetings organised at Cu Chi Wildlife Rescue Station to conclude the plan to integrate wildlife protection into Biology Subject Grade 7. This activity is under the framework of the SOS programme for academic year 2013 – 2014. Participated in the two meetings of Tan Phu And Binh Tan districts were representatives of the District Department of Education and Training (DOET), school managers, and teachers of Biology Subject Grade 7 from all secondary schools of the district. All participants enthusiastically discussed and gave constructive comments on the supporting materials those are included supported photos and video clips.
“The supported materials including the instruction manual and teaching aids are very useful and user friendly for teachers to teach about wildlife protection. We are wholeheartedly committed to support WAR in integrating wildlife protection content into our school curriculum. The plan will be immediately implemented“, said Ms. Hoang Nguyen Thi Kim, The Senior Education Specialist, Tan Phu DOE.At the end of the meeting, all schools decided to integrate wildlife protection into Biology Subject Grade 7 for all students in each of the two districts. Each school received two sets of supporting materials. Since the sample lesson for students of Truong Cong Dinh Secondary School, Binh Thanh District on 6th December 2013, 12 secondary schools of Binh Thanh District have been integrating wildlife protection content into five lessons forward of Biology Subject for Grade 7. The integrating programme will be continuously applied to all secondary schools of Binh Thanh, Tan Phu and Binh Tan Districts in the coming time. As a part of each district meeting, education managers and teachers also visited and learnt about endangered species rescued at Cu Chi Wildlife Rescue Station, as well as current situation of wildlife consumption. They were inspired by what WAR is doing to rescue endangered wildlife of Vietnam and show their positive attitude toward wildlife protection. Please download the Instruction materials and teaching aids here