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.
- 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 through Service-Learning educational model.
More information about EVG:
Foundation: Click here
Core values: Click here
Our people: Click here
Partnership: Click here
Achievements: Click here
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.
III. Our Projects
1) Service Learning in Vietnam and Partnering in International 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.
Since 2009, EVG has partnered with many schools and universities from Singapore, USA, Hong Kong, Australia, … for Service-Learning programs in Vietnam. EVG has organized more than 200 International Service-Learning with partners at poor regions and ethnic minority communities to make better life and education for those areas.
In 2014, The founder of EVG has agreed to join Hoa Sen University to set up the Center for Service-Learning. It is the first Center that focuses on developing and integrating Service-Learning into different faculties and disciplines in the university.
In 2022, EVG has signed MOU with Van Lang University for developing Service-Learning for the university in 3 areas: (1) Developing Service-Learning course for students, (2) Set up Community of Practice for the lecturers for Service Learning and (3) Develop different International Service-Learning programs.
EVG also participated different international Service-Learning conference in Hong Kong and Singapore to promote Service Learning in Vietnam and learning new knowledge and practices.
2) Community and Volunteering Center (CVC) – EVG Community Library model
The CVC focuses on addressing the need of the community through the providence of public amenity within the commune. It includes a public accessible EVG Community Library, a children playground with recycle materials , state of the art multi-purposed Classroom that focuses on STEM, IT, and quality education for the community. It also consists off Community Recreational Center and Sport Area.
The first one is located at Phong Thanh, Cau Ke, Tra Vinh.
The second one is located at Gia Bac Commune, Lam Dong province.
The aim of CVC is supporting the community sustainably through education. CVC acts as the gate to connect the world outside to the rural areas: Educational programs, different training programs such as values, healthcare, business for the children and adult.
CVC serves three purposes:
- Educational and Community Hub
- The Gate to knowledge
- Back to our human being’s core values.
More about CVC: Click here
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great blog! thanks for sharing with us these beautiful things you have done to our community. Keep up the good work! the world counts on you!
Your organization is doing really great things .
Love the Service Learning model that you applies in your projects !
hello. happy fan ^^ so glad to read this comment ^^ please continue to support, we promise to bring you our best Service Learning project ^^
I am happy to discover your group, today. A bit late and a bit surprised.. since our work and commitment are so much closed. PLS. take a look our website: http://www.achr.net/ ; and special platform for young people is here: http://communityarchitectsnetwork.info/index.php
Hi, I really like your recent post about the new projects . I heard that you have project with the deaf from Singapore , but can’t find the story here?
And do you have video of the projects , I would like to watch some instead of reading very long post. You should post some videos of the projects in this website . I’ll sure enjoy those very much .
Anyway, Good luck with your upcoming projects and keep up the great works.
Thank you for your feedback :)