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To introduce our Global Education Summit speakers to you, we asked them share with us what makes them proud as a global educator, what transforming education means to them, and how their work has changed in the past year. 

As a trained teacher and a seasoned education management professional, Duong Thuc Linh has been involved in global education for many years and is proud to be a constructive part of bridging the gap among countries and facilitating opportunities for learners to shine. She says, “There is a saying: ‘If every child had a safe harbour, then none would be at risk.’—being a global educator, I believe each country can be a ‘safe harbor’ for students, and education provides a pathway for this.” 

To her, transforming global education means that global education is transformed to guide our students to understand themselves and their potential, and to support them to thrive academically, emotionally and physically. She also says transforming global education means that education is one of the powerful arms to transform the world into a better place by giving learners a comprehensive environment to perform as a better version of human beings—so together, we transform the world. 

In the last year, her work has changed in many ways. She says, “We have transformed ourselves as agile learners and agile leaders. We have achieved our objectives and believe schools can be closed but everyone must keep moving through learning.” Duong also says, “The pandemic has erased old ideas and pushed us to achieve new goals through creative, positive and critical thinking. We have to make sure that school services are well delivered to our learners in the most efficient and equitable ways.” 

About her work
As the CEO of IGC Group, Duong is passionate about providing high quality and affordable education services that help develop Vietnamese students to become global citizens. IGC equips students with knowledge, life skills, constructive mindsets and attitude based on IGC’s core values of love, respect and accountability. During nearly five years under her leadership, the IGC has shown consistent growth and provides distinguished value to nearly 18,000 students in five Tier 1 cities in Vietnam across 21 campus locations. Duong has more than 15 years of experience in various positions in operations and senior management, including roles in telecom, real estate, hospitality and education. 

Hear Duong speak at the Global Education Summit 

Listen to Duong‘s insights as a panelist for: The Global International School Market: Growth, Trends and Outlook from 7:40-8:25 a.m. EST. 

Learn more about Duong and our other panelists at the Global Education Summit by clicking here. 

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