The Danish Planet Saigon is a club for Danes in Saigon organizing social activities for its members. The most important activity is organizing Danish lessons for Danish children over three years.
On 5 June 2011, Danish Planet Saigon organized a well visited Danish Constitution Day in Ho Chi Minh City.
“We had a well visited Constitution day where the children played with each other while the adult had a good talk and made new friends. Many of the members have mixed marriages and for these non-Danish partners it is good opportunity to join a Danish event and meet the Danish culture,” says Jette Bredesen, outgoing Chairman of Danish Planet Saigon who is soon relocating from Ho Chi Minh City as her husband has got a new job.
New Chairman Hanne Oestergaard has just had a baby back in Denmark. Hanne used to be the teacher at the Danish School in Saigon but has now been replaced in that function by Ditte Espensen, 35, who is from Himmerland and is educated at Aalborg Seminarium. Ditte is in Saigon because of her husband, Allan who works in the furniture business.
“I look forward to start teaching the Danish children. The education is on the british school where we have our own classroom. Our classes have typically from three students to ten students who all attend an international school and only come for Danish class one hour per week,Ø says Ditte who reveals, that they are also planning to start some courses in Danish for Vietnamese partners to Danes.