In 2012, Mr. Thanh Bui became the founder of the renowned Soul Music & Performing Arts Academy (SMPAA), an international-level education institution with a vision to build the next GLOCAL Citizens of Vietnam – individuals with Global mindset and Local values.
In 2016, Thanh founded Asia Music & Performing Arts Education (AMPA Education), an Australian based Charity registered by The Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission (ACNC).
In 2018, Thanh founded Embassy Education (EE) Group, an innovative education system from Pre-school – 12, with a curriculum that is fully arts and sports integrated based on The International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Program. This coming April, EE will officially introduce Little Em’s Pre-school – the first pre-school in Vietnam to have signed an agreement to co-operate and apply the Reggio Emilia Approach® method with Reggio Children, Italy. Thanh is heavily focused on building infrastructure to support, nurture, develop, facilitate and amplify his vision for creative education and the arts for all children in Vietnam.
Mrs. Nguyen Thi Van Anh has 34 years of experience in Early Childhood Education. She was the principal of many pre-schools in District 3, including national standard ones. Besides her professional knowledge in the field, Mrs. Van Anh also has strong understanding regarding the approach to children of special rights. With the hope of improving early childhood education development in Vietnam through applying the Reggio Emilia Approach®, she is passionate in developing the future Ambassadors for our country, and we are proud to introduce Mrs. Van-Anh as the Principal of Little Em’s Pre-school.
Ms. Cham graduated from Ho Chi Minh City University of Pedagogy with a major in Early Childhood Education. During her time there, she studied the Reggio Emilia Approach® and mastering this approach became one of her career goals. She has 8 years of experience working with pre-school children, including children of special rights and has achieved the DIR-Floortime 101 Certificate.
A life-long learner, Ms. Cham also finished her study at Ho Chi Minh City University of Social Sciences and Humanities, majoring in Psychology – Consultation and Treatment; the major helps her better understand psychological aspects during her work. At the same time, Ms. Cham just completed “Parental Burnout” professional training and courses – the Parental Burnout Research Lab in Belgium; this will provide her with essential tools for diagnosing and supporting burnout parents.
Born in Italy, but now a resident in Ho Chi Minh City since 2015 with her family, Dr. Simona Bossoni is an expert, trainer and therapist in Special Education. From 2000 to 2010 she worked at the Center for Diagnostics, Treatment and Research on Autism of Verona’s hospital, one of the most important centers in Italy. From 2010 to 2015 she was the Director of her own Medical and Psychological Center dedicated to diagnostics and treatment for special rights children and adults.
She is now the Head of the Child Development Department of a new hospital in Ho Chi Minh City, lecturer at the National College of Education Ho Chi Minh City and consultant for many special schools and kindergartens. With the hope of contributing deeply to the development of special rights education for children in Vietnam, Dr. Simona Bossoni has joined Little Em’s Preschool as the Director of Special Rights Program.