The MOET launched a campaign in 2009 to foster the teaching of folk music and traditional sporting practices in schools as well as motivate students to protect local historical and cultural heritage.
Addressing the event, MOET Deputy Minister Nguyen Vinh Hien underscored the significance of cultural heritage in educating younger generations.
Head of the UNESCO Office in Hanoi Katherine Muller-Marin noted that heritage education is a key driving factor for the formation of soft skills in a child, vital for sustainable development, including adaption, creativity, innovation, mutual respect and diversity.
Therefore, teachers need support to innovate teaching methods and inspire students to learn about and uphold the values of their unique cultural tradition.
Many provinces across the country have actively incorporated intangible cultural heritages into school lessons; Bac Ninh, Nghe An and Phu Tho province have campaigns to promote folk singing in schools and students in Lang Son province are taught traditional instrument playing.