Kipinä, the fastest growing international preschool brand featuring our proprietary Enhanced Finland curriculum will join forces with ILA Vietnam to launch 10 new Kipinä preschools throughout Vietnam in the the next 3 years. The first school is set to open in the beginning of 2020.
ILA Vietnam is one of the leading providers of 21st century English Language programs in Vietnam, with over 43 centres across Vietnam employing more than 800 teachers and delivering programs to more than 30,000 students.
Kipinä already has schools in 14 countries, mainly across the Middle East, North Africa and Eastern Europe.
The Vietnam roll-out brings Kipinä’s number of scheduled school openings to 42 and marks the beginning of a planned expansion throughout Asean countries and China.
Kipinä’s Finland university partners Häme University of Applied Sciences will provide certified teacher training in Finnish Pedagogy through a special program for foreign teachers that it jointly developed with Kipinä.
Kipinä Managing Director Kieran Galvin says, “The Finnish preschool model is not something that can be exported to the world without meaningful adjustments and additions. Kipinä recognises the difficulties inherent in opening schools in new markets. It’s why we work with experts like ILA who have more than 20 years experience in the sector. The Kipinä academic program has been designed especially for countries outside Finland.”