She is one of the 1000 women proposed for the Nobel Peace Price 2005.
The work of Dao Thi Bich Van in the trade union of the Department of Education and Training requires patience, devotion, the ability to convince and encourage, and profound love. She organizes initiatives to improve the lives of disadvantaged people, especially teachers, handicapped people, and street children.
She says: “I am an ordinary woman with very simple work”.
Dao Thi Bich Van – Viet Nam
She made trips to the countryside, where she came to understand the unhappy lot of teachers and students in remote regions. What she saw brought tears to her eyes and she pledged to improve their lives. She has established and managed humanitarian programs at the Hanoi Education and Training Department and the Department’s trade union, using all possible resources to guarantee their success.
In the past 10 years, she has mobilized teachers in the Department to donate to humanitarian programs and participate in humanitarian and social activities. She has raised billions of dong annually, totaling more than US$ 1.5 million in ten years.
For street children, she has marshaled vocational training teachers in Hanoi to give free classes in reading, writing and vocational training; she convinced the Swiss organization Terre des Hommes to finance the building and equipment and called on the Italian Motherless Association to donate US$30,000 to upgrade the classrooms.
Using advanced teaching methods under the slogan, “Discipline – Mercy – Responsibility”, her humanitarian work and scientific research have attracted hundreds of teachers in Hanoi.
She managed and organized a teachers’ campaign, granting scholarships to poor but talented and hardworking students. She has worked with the Kindhearted Fund of Lao Dong (Labor), a newspaper, to help teachers buy bicycles for transportation. At the trade union, she organizes sessions on gender in the teaching profession.
Working out of a simple room in the center of Hanoi, Dao Thi Bich Van has helped improving the lot of teachers, especially those without long-term contracts. working in remote and poor districts, receiving only the minimum wage without health or social insurance coverage. The Department of Education and Training is studying her proposals for improving the lives of teachers in difficult situations. Her programs have had great impact all over the country and have helped building a peaceful, fair, civilized, knowledgeable, and cultured society. (1000peacewomen).
Sorry, I can’t find more informations about Dao Thi Bich Van, Viet Nam, in the Internet, being sure it is the wanted person.
UNE VOC (of UNESCO);