Inauguration ceremony of the Trung Thanh village

, Viet Nam

Tam Ky, 28 June 2018. The Inauguration ceremony of the Trung Thanh village, Tam Thanh commune, Tam Ky district, Quang Nam province, was jointly organized today by the UNESCO Office in Ha Noi and the Cooperative Alliance of Quang Nam. The event is conducted within the framework of the project aiming to enhance the participation of local communities in local cultural institutions funded by Mitsubishi Corporation through UNESCO Ha Noi.

Participants to the event include Mr. Vo Bay, Chairman of the Cooperative Alliance of Quang Nam Province, Mr. Yoshinori Tsuchiya, Vice President Mitsubishi Corporation in Viet Nam, Mr. Michael Croft, Head of UNESCO Ha Noi office, Representatives from Quang Nam Provincial Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism, Representatives from the People’s Committee of Tam Ky city, Mr Nguyen Thanh Binh, Chairman of the People’s Committee of Tam Thanh Commune and other representatives of local governmental agencies, local community groups and cooperatives in   Tam Thanh.

There was also the participation from the musician Tri Minh, who had been strongly supporting the event in particular and the work in Tam Thanh in general as this is part of his long-term commitment in a community project entitled World of Lullabies running over the last few years. Tri Minh had been training the local facilitators on how to use music to engage children and bring them enjoyable activities during their summer vacations. The facilitators are then expected to be able to organize similar cultural events at the local level. This is one of the pilot activities to enhance community participation in local cultural institutions under the project.

Another activity revolves around community-based tourism, an emergent and increasingly important source of livelihood for local people in Tam Thanh. A tour around the Tam Thanh Community Art village was conducted accordingly after the launching by the team members of the Thanh Thanh Community Cooperative, who will also take part in further capacity building workshops under the framework of the project.