Dream Viet Education (“Kyna”) is a leading provider of online education in Vietnam. Kyna is providing online programs for K-12 students and parents. Kyna’s mission is to leverage technology to bring better, fairer education access to all Vietnamese people, particularly women and children. Established in 2013 by Ms. Ho Hong Bao Tram, Kyna is a woman-led business in line with both the UN SDG 4- Quality Education and 5 – Gender Equality.
Research from the International Education Journal found that family income and parental education have a significant impact on the cognitive development of children and that children in rural areas suffer poorer learning outcomes. The report called for equity in the provision and quality of primary level education. Income disparities in Vietnam prevent access to early education for children in rural areas and smaller cities.
Despite demand from parents, many children, for either geographical or financial reasons, cannot access English learning at an early age. Children in kindergarten in Vietnam are usually not exposed to English learning unless their parents can afford tutoring, or they are international students who come from English-speaking households. Moreover, qualified English teachers are concentrated mostly in large cities, presenting a supply-side issue that hinders the country’s efforts to improve the English skills in younger generations. Per 2017 estimates, Vietnam has 4,600,000 children in kindergarten, with 80% living outside its two largest cities.
Kyna provides English and Math courses to pre and primary school children as well as parenting courses to their families. With Kyna, children from different parts of the country can access high-quality, native content courses on demand at the cost of only US$5 per year.
Kyna also offers parenting courses, with 55+ trainers nationwide known as influential parenting experts, providing useful knowledge and skills for parents, especially mothers, to raise their children. The video course content include topics such as pregnancy, nutrition for babies, early education to parenting methods for children up to 18 years old.
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