Safety first when children return to school

A field trip diary in Lao Cai province by Rana Flowers, UNICEF Representative in Viet Nam

Since early February, all schools across Viet Nam have been closed due to COVID-19, which has disrupted learning for more than 21 million students. In the coming days, schools will reopen to welcome back students.
Last week, I visited schools in Trung Chai mountainous commune in Lao Cai province to better understand the schools’ preparations underway to welcome students back. I was accompanied by Ms. Duong Bich Nguyet, Deputy Director of Education and Training for Lao Cai province and other education colleagues of the province and district.