1004 – EDU Project

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November and December are always the rush months for OCIP projects of ECO Vietnam group. Therefore,this time, EVG welcomed a group students of Saint Andrew’s Junior College (SAJC) from Singapore at the last days of year 2010 (27/11 – 10/12/2010). They spent their holiday to come to Gia Bac commune, Di Linh district, Lam Dong province. However, it certainly doesn’t take their happiness off, something would be waiting them in the coming journey.

The first picture of SAJC when they had just been at Tan Son Nhat airport.

The first picture of SAJC when they had just been at Tan Son Nhat airport.

After a short break, they continued to go to Gia Bac commune by coach immediately because lots of works needed to do. With a busy schedule, everyone was so tired but they are full of laughing and stories about the next place.

This project was named “EDU” showing all the meanings. OCIP projects care about educational improvement. The problems of this local couldn’t be solved in a short time, the major mission was to help the children – the next generation – develop their best abilities, then they can help their countries better. So the English classes for kids were very important. Next day, they used humor of sense and body language to explain English words, that made class was more exciting and so funny. The SAJC students also tried to use Vietnamese – with the help of Vietnamese volunteers – to make kids understand clearlier.

The children paid their attention to the English lesson.

The children paid their attention to the English lesson.

The main point of this project was to built Internet Technology classroom for Gia Bac Secondary School, Di Linh district, Lam Dong province, valued approximately 100 million VND. It sounded something was a normal work, but all steps such as building foundation … were made by Singapore students. Even almost of them were girls. What the great girls !

They were working very hard like real briklayers!

They were working very hard like real briklayers!

Beside the main duty, they and local people also did some other works like farmers. At the Lam Dong highland, coffee tree is a special plant and even their living. At the time SAJC students been here, it was the harvesting coffee time. Boys and girls gathered coffee so clumsy, but that would be a interesting memory. There was an excited chance which it’s hard to experience in Singapore.

We can drink coffee, now we can harvest coffee!

We can drink coffee, now we can harvest coffee!

After hard working in the daytime, the performance night was a great chance which couldn’t miss. SAJC students and the children tried to have the best shows for Culture Night with plentiful and hot items. The kids worn traditional ethnic dresses performing so lovely and natural. And the students showed a modern dance looked very nice. That night was full of laughing and cheering. All of people looked like a big family, and the language gap was not a real matter anymore.

The performance was so exciting at the culture night.

The performance was so exciting at the culture night.

When the building was finished near, the seperation day was closer. After hard-working days together, the feeling greeted our “brainchild” so happy.  This happiness didn’t belong to only ECO Vietnam group and Di Linh leaders, but also the children. That room would be a convinient place to study technology. We had just finished project EDU, but we would see you again at the closest day in the future. The ahead journey always welcome young hearts to make future lives more beautiful.

Leaders of Di Linh district and SAJC teachers, students were at the opening day of IT room – Dec 7th, 2010.

Leaders of Di Linh district and SAJC teachers, students were at the opening day of IT room – Dec 7th, 2010.

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