INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT FOR EDUCATIONAL ACCESS (IDEA) was established in 2012 by a group of Vietnamese and American educators. We established IDEA because we saw a need to bring innovative English learning opportunities to students of Vietnam and Southeast Asia.
In regards to teaching English, our 'IDEA' was to make learning fun, and incorporate a hands-on, communicative approach to learning with an emphasis on speaking. We soon saw other educational needs like health and safety for young kids, emergency preparedness for schools and teachers, teacher training in diverse methodology, fun summer activities and camps, and environmental educational awareness.
As our educational opportunities grew, so did our overall mission, yet the core of our goals are the same: To be a socially responsible entity and provide access to educational opportunities and understanding. We advocate for successful quality education innovations worldwide and work hard to promote safety education, environmental education, and quality language learning. We strive to give students the tools they need in order to improve their own lives.
We are not a typical school like many programs in Hanoi. We have real native speaking teachers with experience in our unique methodology. Many of them possessing Masters degree. We are a better IDEA.
In Hanoi, IDEA saw that there can be a better way and has sought to bring innovative and unique teaching methodologies to the current system with the approval of the teachers and principals.
One of the most important things in education is being able to communicate in our globalized world. In this ever internationalizing and global stage, English has become key to accessing information and is the main form of communication around the world.Course Details
Stay Safe Training Program
Our program aims to inform and educate people of the various dangers in our modern world and to be prepared and know what to do in case of an emergency situation.Read more »
Environmental Education Program
Another really important educational piece that we like to promote to various schools and agencies is being aware of what actions harm or help the world we live in.Read more »
A lot of what we do can be seen on our YouTube channel.Many of our summer camps, kids activities, Stay Safe, and fun things are posted there. You can access these videos by going to YouTube and typing: International Development for Educational Access. Additional photos and more up-to-date material can also be found on Facebook! Type in the same name and see our timeline. Or click photos, then click albums, and see everything IDEA does.