The 97th Esperanto World Congress was held in Hanoi, Vietnam and many chances of promoting Esperanto were left out.
Who should be responsible for the failure of it ?
I remembered in the session of UEA respondas, someone said that Esperanto is for the elites. For many moment, I am thinking of this question. I shall be writing another post on this issue.
As my earlier post saying I helped to promote Esperanto in Hanoi. When the banners were up on the streets, which nearby the congress centre, that is Melia Hotel, there were millions of people seeing it during the congress.
Esperanto in Vietnamese language is not Esperanto but it is Quốc Tế Ngữ just as the Chinese language is also having the different form of translation. Esperanto=世界语。 In short, many vjetnamese may not understand Esperanto if you talk to them not in their language.
What I am displeased with the organiser was that the banner did not have the website for the lernu free learning site. The Vietnamese version is almost 100% completed.
The best part of it is Vietnam Esperanto Association has a good website of distributing the idea of Esperanto in Vietnamese language.
But alas, both sites are not printed on the banners that ran across the streets in many areas.
If the Vietnames are interested to learn Esperanto, where they can learn it ? The schools are not teaching, there are few clubs teaching, merely for the helpers for the UK.
The internet connection is very common in Hanoi, most cafes are equipped with wi-fi.
Now, the organiser missed out the opportunity to inform the public about Esperanto. Perhaps, Vietnam would be take another 50 years to create the awareness of Esperanto in the cities in the country.
I just keep my fingers crossed that the Ministry of Education in Vietname is not corrupted as my country, and soon list Esperanto as a subject in the school.