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Our Teachers and Staff 

Our staff in Vietnam, are dedicated teachers, who truly care for the children we support. Three of our four teachers, started out as students of ours!


Huỳnh Thị Quỳnh Giao

Vietnam Program Coordinator


Giao attended Quy Nhon University, Binh Dinh, Vietnam where she completed her degree in teaching and the English language. Giao has been our lead manager since we started in 2013. She is a wonderful, caring teacher, mentor and human being. Giao grew up in the area where we work. 

Nguyen Thi Hoai Trang

Trang graduated with a Bachelors in art from the Hồ Chí Minh City University of Fine Arts in 2020. After, She continued on for one year to get her teaching certificate in fine arts at the University. Trang was an excellent student and loved her experience learning new techniques and broadening her knowledge. Trang was originally one of the first art students of Rock-Paper-Scissors, and we are so happy to have her back as one of our teachers!

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Nguyen Doan Minh Huy

Huy graduated with a Bachelors in Electrical Engineering at the Nha Trang University in 2019. Huy was originally one of the first music students of Rock-Paper-Scissors, in 2013. He has always been very talented at the violin, so we provided extra, professional violin classes while he was in High School. Once he went college and now, he is a part-time music teacher for us. 

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Huỳnh Thị Quỳnh Như

Nhu has a Bachelors degree and teaching certificate in the English Language, and teaches English at a local high school. Nhu has been working for us since 2013, and supports all of our programs as needed, including helping us with summer volunteers who travel to Vietnam. Nhu also manages recruitment of our local student mentors and helps us manage that program.


Lê Thi Thuy Liên

Lien graduated with a Bachelors in art from the Hồ Chí Minh City University of Fine Arts in 2022.  Following her graduation, she received her certificate in pedagogy, teaching art to all ages of students. Lien loves working with children and became a full time teacher for Rock-Paper-Scissors in 2023.

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Nguyen Trung Hieu

Hieu graduated with a degree in Tourism at Nha Trang University. He started as a student teacher for us in 2014, and while he was in college, continued to teach for us. Following graduation, Hieu worked in the city at a bank and could no longer work for us, but he has since left that job and is back teaching for us starting in 2023. He currently teaches both Violin and Guitar. 

Huynh Quoc Thang

Thang has a Bachelors degree and teaching certificate in the English Language. He currently is the owner of a number of English language learning centers, and is the main English language teacher. Thang is the head of our bike repair program, and but also provides licensing support and other administrative tasks for the non-profit

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