Hang Kia in Mai Chau district, Hoa Binh province is a disadvantaged commune, with a population of 95 percent H’Mong ethnic people. In this situation, a devoted teacher, Ha Thi Hang, 52, for years, has helped local people escape illiteracy.

The school’s branch which teacher Hang is in charge of used to have a high ratio of dropouts with 37.5 percent at primary level and 66 percent for higher classes.

Since working at the school, the teacher has developed regulations for classes and encouraged teachers to overcome difficulties to help ethnic minority people learn Vietnamese.

In the school year 2018-2019, the percentage of students going to class at both primary and secondary levels in Hang Kia commune reached 100 percent and there are no more dropouts.

With the love for teaching, Ha Thi Hang and other staff and teachers of the school are implementing the guidelines and policies of the Party and the State to improve the awareness of Mong people and socio-economic development in the locality./.