I. About ECO Vietnam Group
Established on 7th September 2009, ECO Vietnam Group (EVG) is a Non-governmental and Non-Profitable Organization with the aim:
“Together we bring the genuine benefit to our community.”
Founded by people who share same passion and enthusiasm to work for community activities, EVG takes responsibility as a bridge of trust between volunteers, sponsors and disadvantaged communities in remote areas, including ethnic minority.
Our vision is
- Better the local’s people life quality by the most genuine community project.
- Provide the knowledge and technology for the community to sustain by themselves.
- Educate young people about community responsibility and develop the social mind in them.
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II. Our communities
With the aim to bring the genuine and long term support for communities in need in Vietnam, every year EVG chose a commune to support, along with previous commune that we have been supported before. Hoping to bring a positive change to them.
Our main communities are
Gia Bắc, Di Linh District , Lâm Đồng Province (from 2009)
Phương Thịnh, Cao Lãnh District, Đồng Tháp Province (from 2010)
An Hiệp, Ba Tri District, Bến Tre Province (from 2013)
Phong Thanh, Cau Ke District, Tra Vinh Province
Long Vinh, Duyen Hai District, Tra Vinh Province
Phong Phu, Cau Ke District, Tra Vinh Province
Long Duc, Cau Ke District, Tra Vinh Province
Loc Khanh, Loc Ninh District, Binh Phuoc Province
Tan Quoi, Thanh Binh District, Dong Thap Provine
Hoa An, Cau Ke District, Tra Vinh Province
III. Our pride
1) Service Learning
Service-Learning (SL) is a method under which students or participants apply and develop what they have learnt in school through active participation in thoughtfully organized service that is conducted to meet certain needs of a community. In other words, in Service Learning, participants not only learn the practical applications of their studies, they also actively contribute to their community.
EVG is the first non-governmental organization (NGO) that introduced this method in Ho Chi Minh City. We believe that every community service has to be accompanied by learning about the community’s needs and implementing our talents to further enhancement of future services. Many young people in Ho Chi Minh served the community for wrong motivations, such as a good resume or simply looking for interesting activities. EVG aims to change their mind-sets by imparting an understanding of the benefits of Service Learning Projects for their personal development and the community as well. With the never-ending supports from counterparts in Singapore, EVG has managed to slowly, but surely; bring the concept of Service Learning to other NGOs, clubs, and some universities in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.
ECO Vietnam Group is proud to be the host for these projects in Vietnam since we were first established in 2009. Together with our partners from Singapore, we have made more than 78 successful OSLs in poor regions and ethnic minority communities around Vietnam to make a better life and education in these areas.
Until now, we have built two Community and Volunteering Center :
The first one is located at GiaBac, Di Linh District, Lam Dong City. The Center was built from the devotion and passion of Singaporean Students and Vietnamese Vonlunteer during OSLs from 12/2011 till 2013.
The second one is located at Phong Thanh, Cau Ke, Tra Vinh.
The aim of CVC is to establish a a place for OSLs to stay and above all it’s a place for the villager to come and help reserve the commute’s culture.
More about CVC: Click here