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|The ceremony inaugurating Singapore International School and the life skills education centre in Quang Ninh|
KinderWorld Vietnam, a company of KinderWorld International Group, and its partner Outward Bound Vietnam (OBV) today jointly organised an inauguration ceremony for Singapore International School (SIS) and an introduction ceremony for Outward Bound Vietnam Life Skill Centre in Hung Thang Serviced Urban Area in Halong city, Quang Ninh province.
The event marked the completion of the second phase of establishing SIS Halong which consists of a new classroom area, increasing its maximum capacity to more than 970 students, along with a modern football pitch and other supporting facilities.
On this occasion, OBV, the life skill education partner of KinderWorld, officially opened its first camp site in Halong. This is the first life skill education camp model in Quang Ninh, providing educational programmes through exploration activities, group activities, and other essential life skills for local teenagers and young adults, and for businesses and communities in general.
After the event, students and their parents were invited to participate in various recreational activities at the Summer Festival organised at the seven-hectare campus area of the school.
|Ricky Tan, Chairman and CEO of KinderWorld International Group|
Speaking at the ceremony, Ricky Tan, Chairman and CEO of KinderWorld International Group, expressed his appreciation for the help and support of the authorities of Quang Ninh in keeping the project on schedule.
Tan believed that Singapore International School and Outward Bound Vietnam Life Skill Education Centre would contribute positively to the development of the local community’s education, and that in the future, after all phases of the school’s establishment would be completed, it can accommodate up to 1,500 students.
“We believe the education programmes of Singapore International School will provide the students all essential skills in the era of globalisation, as well as the knowledge to preserve traditional values. Students from all ages are encouraged to challenge and overcome their personal limits, broaden their experience through the life skill education programmes provided by Outward Bound Vietnam,” affirmed Tan.
|One of Outward Bound Vietnam's life skill education programmes|
Nguyen Duc Long, Chairman of the Quang Ninh People’s Committee expressed his pleasure during the ceremony, as for the first time ever, an international school has been officially opened in Quang Ninh.
Long said, “Quang Ninh is currently seeing fast economic development, and is seeing improvements in its facilities with the international airport, a series of highways, and the specialised international port. The number of international visitors to Quang Ninh for recreation and business will be growing more and more, therefore, the need for world-class services is very high. Currently, the province has a Vinmec Hospital, which is the first world-class service provider, and Singapore International School will be the second one.”
“With these essential services, Halong, and Quang Ninh in general, will attract investors and workers to reside and work here. In only ten years, students graduating from this school will be the high-quality work force needed to respond to the high rate of development of Quang Ninh," Long added.
|Another Outward Bound Vietnam life skill education programme|
KinderWorld Vietnam JSC is a subsidiary of KinderWorld International Group, the largest foreign investor in the international education sector in Vietnam. Since the inauguration of the first international kindergarten in 2000, KinderWorld has expanded quickly and currently operates 15 international schools all over Vietnam, providing education programmes for students of ages raging from 18 months to 18 years through three brands: KinderWorld International Kindergarten, Singapore International School, and Vietnam Singapore International School.
In November 2018, KinderWorld International Group was awarded the ASEAN Business Award 2018 as the fastest growing Singaporean mid- and small-sized businesses, and became the best business in the ASEAN in the same sector.
Outward Bound was founded in 1941 in Aberdovey, Wales and is a non-profit life skill education organisation, operating in 38 countries, providing services for 250,000 people annually. Outward Bound Vietnam Life Skill School is a member of the International Outward Bound Organisation. In 2017, KinderWorld Vietnam and OBV has signed an agreement for OBV to be the life skill education provider for Singapore International School. Participation in OBV’s outdoor activities is an opportunity for students to improve their confidence, teamwork, patience, and communication and sharing skills.