Some 10,000 Khmer children in the Mekong Delta province of Tra Vinh have received Khmer language classes organised by local Khmer pagodas during their summer holiday, according to the provincial Department of Education and Training.

Monk Kien Ngoc Minh from KomPong Chray Pagoda in Chau Thanh District said the provincial education sector has supported the teaching through the provision of course books with diversified illustrative photos.

The province is also financially supporting the programme with 25,000 VND (1.16 USD) per class for the pagodas.

Khmer language teaching and studying are encouraged among the Khmer ethnic people, contributing to preserving Vietnamese cultural values.-VNA