[ECO VIETNAM GROUP TUYỂN TÌNH NGUYỆN VIÊN CHUỖI DỰ ÁN SERVICE-LEARNING MÙA HÈ 2017]

 

“Bốn năm đại học, điều hối tiếc lớn nhất của tôi là không chủ động tiếp thu kiến thức. Chỉ biết học theo chương trình của trường, học giỏi các môn ở trường là đủ. Mà quên đọc sách, quên tự học, quên đào sâu nghiên cứu những gì mình quan tâm. Ra trường ngơ ngác bấn loạn. Kiến thức ở trường hầu như bỏ xó, phải học việc lại từ đầu, mà cái cần phải học nhiều nhất là kỹ năng xã hội.

Bốn năm đại học, điều hối tiếc thứ nhì là không làm nhiều. Không tham gia các câu lạc bộ sinh viên, không tổ chức chương trình, không biết chỗ nào để hoạt động thiện nguyện. Giờ ra trường rồi mới thấy vô số điều có thể làm lúc mình còn là sinh viên. Sau ra trường ngây ngây thơ thơ, phải vác mặt đi học lại những thứ ở trường không dạy.”
(Trích “Tuổi trẻ đáng giá bao nhiêu” – Rosie Nguyễn)
👉 Bạn thì sao? Đã bao giờ bạn hối tiếc vì những việc lẽ ra phải làm nhưng vẫn mãi trong ý nghĩ?
👉 Bạn có muốn tuổi trẻ mình trôi qua đầy những tiếc nuối “giá như…” ?
👉 Bạn có sợ không, khi tuổi trẻ một khi trôi qua sẽ không bao giờ trở lại?
👉 Tuổi trẻ của bạn có gì?
Bạn thân mến, bạn nghĩ sao nếu mùa hè này, đi cùng chúng tôi – ECO Vietnam Group, để thử thách và tận hưởng tuổi trẻ theo cách rất riêng của mình ?

I. Thông tin chi tiết:

1.Mã dự án: 1704

Thời gian: 13/5-26/5/2017

Địa điểm: Xã Phong Thạnh, tỉnh Trà Vinh.

Đối  tác: Hall 6 – Nanyang Technological University

Công việc chính: – Xây dựng hệ thống máy lọc nước

– Dạy học

2. Mã dự án: 1705

Thời gian: 14/5-28/5/2017

Địa điểm: Xã Phong Thạnh, tỉnh Trà Vinh

Đối tác: National University of Singapore

Công việc chính: – Xây dựng hệ thống máy lọc nước

– Dạy học

3. Mã dự án: 1706

Thời gian: 23/5-6/6/2017

Địa điểm: Xã Long Đức, tỉnh Trà Vinh

Đối tác: Hall 8 – Nanyang Technological University

Công việc chính: – Xây dựng hệ thống máy lọc nước

– Dạy học

4. Mã dự án: 1707

Thời gian: 4/6-18/6/2017

Địa điểm: Xã Phong Thạnh, tỉnh Trà Vinh

Đối tác: Earthlink- Nanyang Technological University

Công việc chính: – Xây dựng hệ thống máy lọc nước

– Dạy học

5. Mã dự án: 1708

Thời gian: 20/6-4/7/2017

Địa điểm: Xã Long Đức, tỉnh Trà Vinh

Đối tác: School of Biological Sciences ( SBS)- Nanyang Technological University

Công việc chính: – Xây dựng hệ thống máy lọc nước

– Dạy học

II. Yêu cầu TNV

 – Yêu thích các hoạt động cộng đồng.

– Làm việc hoặc học tập tại thành phố Hồ Chí Minh – trên 18 tuổi.

– Nhiệt tình, chủ động, có khả năng làm việc nhóm và khả năng xử lý tình huống tốt.

– Sức khỏe tốt, chịu được khó khăn thời tiết nắng mưa. Tham gia xuyên suốt chương trình diễn ra.

Chi phí: 400,000 VND cho 1 dự án (thu trước 600,000VND và trả lại 200,000VND sau dự án). Đây là chỉ là phần chi phí nhỏ trong các chi phí ăn  uống của toàn bộ chương trình kéo dài 10 ngày trở lên.

III. Cách thức đăng kí

1.      Vòng 1: Hồ sơ

 Tải đơn tại: https://goo.gl/H1dXcJ

Điền đầy đủ thông tin và save file với cú pháp: [Mã số dự án][tên bạn][2017 EVG Volunteer Application Form] (Có thể điền tiếng Anh hoặc tiếng Việt).

Ví dụ: [1701][Nguyễn Văn A][2017 EVG Volunteer Application Form].

Nộp dự tuyển theo mẫu về địa chỉ hr.ecovietnamgroup@gmail.com. Thời gian nhận đơn: Từ ngày 19/3/2017 đến  trước 23:59 ngày 02/4/2017.

2. Vòng 2. Vòng Phỏng vấn.

 Ứng viên trúng tuyển ở vòng 1 sẽ được thông báo tham dự vòng phỏng vấn.

Thông tin liên hệ:

 ECO Vietnam Group (EVG)

 81E Cư Xá Cửu Long, đường Ngô Tất Tố, phường 22. quận Bình Thạnh, TP.HCM. Email: hr.ecovietnamgroup@gmail.com.

Website: http://ecovietnamgroup.com (tiếng Anh)

http://ecovietnamgroupsite.com (tiếng Việt).

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[ECO Vietnam Group] Annual Report 2016

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2016 it is a significant milestone that marks the difficult journey EVG has passed but successfully carry out various projects with our partners. These results bring great happiness to communities in Vietnam.
EVG sincerely gives thanks to all friends, our supporters, our partners who always accompany with EVG during the past period. EVG hopes that we will continue to make more meaningful projects.

“Raise up project” 1 – ECO Vietnam Group and HSBC Vietnam

 

  1. About the project:
  • Project: “BUILD UP”
  • Time : 22 September – 25 September,
  • Location : Tân Qui Island, An Phú Tân Commune, Cầu Kè District, Trà Vinh
  • Participants: 19 staff of The Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation Vietnam (HSBC Vietnam) and 4 members of ECO Vietnam Group.
  • Achievements: Research about issues related to the brand of Mangosteen and Tourism potentials in Tan Qui Island.

“Build up”  is the first of two project with the partner, HSBC Vietnam in 2016. Its aim is to find the causes, then discuss with together and provide the solutions to develop the Mangosteen brand and exploit Tourism potentials in Tân Qui Island.

  1. Activity process:

22/09/2016 :  EVG members and HSBC Vietnam staff gathered together in HSBC’s office in Centre Point Holding to depart to Cầu Kè District.

23/09/2016: In the morning, the group had the first meeting with local authorities, work with together to find out realities about Mangosteen brand and Tourism potentials in Tân Qui Island. Specifically, HSBC team discussed with authorities about root causes which makes the local has difficuty in developing Mangosteen brand and tourism there.

 All of parties – Local authority and HSBC Vietnam team joyfully discussed and answered any questions related to Mangosteen brand and Tourism potentials.

 

In the afternoon, the group divided into two teams to meet households who plant Mangosteen (registered Vietgap and not registered Vietgap); people who do business with tourism.

 

The aim was to better inspect the state of two issues that the group were researching to find out solutions overcome both problems.

24/09/2016 : In the morning, HSBC Vietnam team presented some solutions after a fact-finding trip.

 

Based on causes that they researched , HSBC Vietnam team offered some proposals about solutions to improve deserving of Mangosteen brand; as well as to  help local and households sustainably develop Tourism in Tan Qui Island.

Other activities : To learn some special  cultures about religion, language, architecture in Tra Vinh Province, to comprehend local people.

  • Visiting Ông Bổn pagoda.

 

  • Visiting ancient house
  • Visting Khmer pogada:
  • Art activities exchange in Tân Qui Island:

 

 

 

  • Experience for going across Hậu river to Tân Qui Island by boat

25/09/2016: HSBC Vietnam team summed up the solutions presented to local authority. The parties have been working together very well and happily, partly  resolve some problems and learn from each other about management ability and how to bring out the issues to discuss.

  

  • Thoughts after the project.

Before the project, we felt very worried about everything. Because, Your partner is a famous bank, which is so different from the project that student volunteers join in. This project required us to be more professional, serious and demanding with our work. Due to the high requirements and  efforts, we learnt many useful things in 4 short days. We learnt how to understand ourselves, how to set up goals for my effort to be able to act in a reasonable manner, how to listen, how to share, how to keep calm before any situations, how to be confident to speak up in public. Moreover we also learnt how to build teamwork, analyze and solve problems and make a conclusive decision. We think all of that will make us stronger and more successful.

Besides the useful lessons, We also experienced the unforgettable feeling like watching the starry sky while boating on the river at night and enjoyed the fresh air in Delta River, all of which I hardly find in a crowded, noisy and dusty city like Saigon. Everything in Tân Qui Island is so peaceful to make us comfortable. For trip with us, each project in ECO Vietnam Group will bring different exciting experiences that it is hard to forget. We had a unforgettable memory like that. Thank you. YOLO!

 

 

 

 

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  1. About the project:
  • Project’s name: “RAISE UP”
  • Duration: 06/10/2016 – 09/10/2016.
  • Location: Tân Qui Island, An Phú Tân Commune, Cầu Kè District, Trà Vinh
  • Participants: 16 staffs from The Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation Vietnam (HSBC Vietnam) and 4 members of ECO Vietnam Group (EVG)
  • Case study: Research about issues related to the brand of Mangosteen and Tourism potentials in Tan Qui Island.

“Raise up”  is the second project belonged to two projects with the partner, HSBC Vietnam in 2016. It’s aim to improve leadership skills through solving case study which is talk about mangosteen trademark and tourism in Tan Quy Island.      

  1. Activity process:

06/10/2016:

  • 14h: EVG’s members and HSBC Vietnam staffs gathered together in HSBC’s office in Centre Point Holding to depart to Cầu Kè District
  • 19h30: The group reached Cầu Kè District and had first meal here.
  • 20h30: HSBC Vietnam team checked in at Thanh Dat Hotel and shared hope and fear to EVG team. After that, each member had to write down their learning outcome and plus even better if in their own paper.
  • 21h15: Sharing ended, HSBC Vietnam took a rest in hotel, EVG team came back to the community resthouse.
  • 22h: EVG team had daily reflection, checked and packed up logistics.

 

07/10/2016:

  • 6h30: EVG members and HSBC team gathered and moved to the restaurant to have the first breakfast in Cầu Kè District.
  • 8h: Next, the group moved to People Committee of Cầu Kè District and had the first meeting with local authorities.

 

  • 9h: Welcome ceremony finished, HSBC Vietnam team listed down a lot of questions about mangosteen and tourism here. The interview was going well between local authorities and HSBC Vietnam team
  • 10h30: HSBC Vietnam team came back to hotel and continued discussing th solution, EVG team reviewed and prepared for that afternoon’s activities.
  • 12h: Having lunch at Ngoc Linh Restaurant and moving to the boat port to go to Tan QuyIsland.
  • 13h30: Moving to Tan Quy Island.
  • 14h: Having a meeting with Mr.Út – One of the few households do business in Tourism in Tân Quy Island. After short talking, HSBC Vietnam team knew more about life style and how local people croped.

Then, dividing into two teams to come to each household for interview: Tourism team and Mangosteen team.

After the first field trip, HSBC Vietnam team collected a lot of useful data for their solution to improve mangosteen trademark and tourism in Tân Quy Island.

  • 17h: Coming back to mainland and having dinner at Ngoc Linh restaurant
  • 19h: Back to Thanh Dat Hotel and had a sharing. Each member could write down not only the good and not good thing for their teamates, but aslo plus even better if. Withour writing the name, this makes everyone more comfortable to give others feedback and it helped reviewed person improve their behavior. Finally, EVG team notified schedule for the next day to HSBC Vietnam team.
  • 20h30: EVG team came back to the community resthouse, had daily reflection, checked and packed up logistics.
  • 08/10/2016:
  • 6h30: EVG members and HSBC team gathered and moved to the restaurant to have breakfast.
  • 7h30: Visiting some historical and cultural instructions of Tra Vinh: Ancient House, Khomer Pagoda.

 

  • 9h30: Visiting Community Library in Phong Thanh, Cau Ke, Tra Vinh and donated books for the children here.
  • 10h30: Enjoying a special food of Tra Vinh : Dua Sap (Wax Coconut)
  • 12h30: Having lunch at Ngoc Linh Restaurant and moving to the boat port to go to Tan Qui Island.

 

  • 14h30: Dividing into 2 teams: Tourism Team and Mangosteen Team, discussing and brainstorming to find the ideas which would be presented the next morning.

 

  • 17h: Having a bonding party with local community. The represnetatives of the local community, HSBC Bank and ECO Vietnam Group had many interesting performances which created an alive and amazing night.
  • 20h15: Saying goodbye to the local community and coming back to Thanh Dat Hostel.
  • 21h30: EVG members came back to the community resthouse to have daily reflection, check and pack up logistics.

09/10/2016:

  • 6h30: EVG members and HSBC team gathered at Thanh Dat hostel and went to have breakfast.
  • 8h: Representatives of HSBC team presented the solutions to the Tan Qui Tourism Issue and Tan Qui Mangosteen Issue. The solutions focused mainly on promoting for products and for local community. Particularly, HSBC team had created 2 fanpages: Tan Qui Tourism and Tan Qui Mangosteen and forwarded the admin right for the local authority. Then local leaders had some responses and showed their gratitude for HSBC’s solutions. Both sides hoped that when HSBC and ECO Vietnam Group came back, the issues would be improved.
  • 10h: When the ceremony ended, HSBC team and EVG team had some reflection and feedbacks for each other
  • 11h : Coming back to Ho Chi Minh City.
  • Thoughts after the project.

Review from Ngọc Thanh – a member of ECO Vietnam Group.

“This was the first time I took part in a MDP, of course before that I was not only worried but aslo excited about that trip, moreover through this trip I wanted to learn and dedicate for the people in there. So how did my project took place ? Firstly, preparing for my trip, I had to start in 2 months before going and combined with the experience from the first trip,  it made me more satisfied with my preparation. Next was the running time, I met some “older friends” from HSBC Vietnam team, they gave me a first deep strong impression. Whenever and wherever we went, they always discussed the solution to improve the mangosteen trademark and tourisim in Tan Quy Island. Moreover, it was also my first time to join the project with EVG members, they always showed me the spirit “Work hard, play hard” and helped me a lot during the trip. Each of us was the different person, different  personality but we had the same goal, the same hope to make this world better. Finally, I want to say thank you to all of them, my friendly “older friends” from HSBC team, my EVG teamates who was always on my side and showed me how important teamates was. Thank a lot”

 

 

Development of Community Volunteering Centre to Provide Long Term Support to the Underprivileged Youth and Woman in Phong Thanh commune, Cau Ke district, Tra Vinh province.

To tackle some social problems in communes that we serve, ECO Vietnam Group henceforth develops the Community Volunteering Centre, which hopes to strengthen the community self-help capabilities. And we will develop Community Volunteering Center in Phong Thanh commune, Cau Ke District, Tra Vinh province. The government have agreed to provide the land of 4,000 m2 for developing Community Volunteering Centre.

Community and Volunteering Centre being a physical centre will have different facilities that serve different purposes to tackle the various social problems.

The fist section of the Community and Volunteering Centre is the Community Library. Currently, there is no library in commune we serve, even in Primary or Secondary School (There are only kindergarten, primary and secondary school in this commune). With the library in CVC, ECO Vietnam Group aims to create the reading habit for local students. ECO Vietnam Group will work together with the schools and local community organization to utilize the Community Library.

The second section of CVC is these Community Center to organize a few classes for local young people and woman  like Dance, Local Ethnic musical Instrument, Drama, and workshop for skill, entreorenuers, fnancial literacy… The local students  do not has any extracurricular educational program. The local teachers heavily focus on the textbook and the government curriculum for their students. It creates the lacking of confidence and extra skills for their students. It also serves some vocational classes for women and young people such as: sewing, financial literacy, capacity building,….

The third part is Indoor Sport Hall. There are zero place for youth and children to play. We want to develop indoor sport hall with volleyball and basketball for youth age (10 – 25). Through sport, we want to educate and promote healthy lifestyle, sportsmanship, team player and many more.

The last part is Children Outdoor and Garden, we want to build the outdoor playground for the children (5 to 12 years old) together with small gardens (flowers, vegetable, sugarcane) to teach children to love their surrounding environment.

The building technique for the Community Volunteering Centre will aslo follow environmental friendly concept in which using local natural resource in local place. Therefore, CVC is a good example for the development who cares about the environment and match with the local context due to the fact that most of the local houses here using bamboo and earth as a material for building.

Community Volunteering Centre will also play as Educational Hub where different groups will come to learn about Community Development and Environments. CVC will host all the interested groups from Schools, Institutes, and Corporate to learn and at the same time to provide the support for local community.

We are actively looking for support from a corporate partner who shares our objectives of bettering the life of people in the rural area through the provision of funding for the building training house, computers and other equipments.

Community Volunteering Centre is the physical centre that serves many purposes

  1. Build up the reading habit to the students as well as providing support for their learning in School.
  2. Build up confidence and fundamental life skill in villagers (especially for youth and women) and engage them in useful and educational activities throughout the year.
  3. Provide the platform to educate youth in Vietnam about their role and responsibility in society
  4. Provide the convenient facilities for person, groups who want to come and support

How to achieve those purposes:

  1. Build up the reading habit to the students as well as providing support for their learning in School.

The traditional library section will comprise of shelves of printed books and readings, with an estimated 3,000 titles in both languages Vietnamese and English. We are aware youths will not have money to buy their own books for daily reading, reference books for knowledge extension and practice. The remaining readings are to facilitate training programs on social skills, survival skills, vocational skills etc. that would be covered in the next section of this paper, as well as youth magazines, periodicals, and novels.

CVC will work with both Primary and Secondary School for the library program. CVC will provide the list of the books that are related to the subjects that the students need to study in class. With this information, the teachers can assign the homework for the kids to come to Library and read specific book before going to class. Library will make sure that there are sufficient books together with good management so that every student in class is able to read book. With the cooperation from Schools, the students will slowly build up their habit to come to Library.

Moreover, CVC has a plan to organize educational game show once in every two weeks for the kids in Phong Thanh. The ideas come from some of the interesting TV game shows like pyramid, are you smarter than 5th grade… All of these in questions from one session are designed to come from two educational books. Therefore, before every game show happens, CVC will list down the title of two books so that the kids can borrow and read them first.

Besides, CVC will develop a monitor and evaluation plan for library to know how many people come to library every month and which book that they borrow the most. With the report, CVC management will know how to upgrade the library to match with the needs of the readers and still meet the objective for education.

  1. Build up confidence and fundamental life skills in villagers (especially youth and woman) and engage them in useful and educational activities throughout the year.

Like stated above, CVC will organize some classes for youth and woman in Phong Thanh. These classes focus on extra educational curriculum to build up the confidence, basic skill and knowledge in Phong Thanh Youth and Woman as well as provide the places for youth to be engaged. CVC management intends to open the first class to introduce and teach youth how to play their own clutural musical instrument and the common musical instruments. Currently, there are only few people who fully understand Khơ Me culture as well as know how to play some specific instruments.  CVC target to ask them to tell more story to the kids and teach them to value their own culture.

A few interactive workshops for the kids will be organized as well to slowly change their ways of thinking, to encourage them to dream and to put effort in achieving those dreams.

CVC will develop some programs to enhance the skills for the students such as taking input effectively, process it and produce the output.

CVC management will also found some clubs for the youth to participate such as Planting a Tree club,Scout Club and Sport Club. The youth will gain more skills while working in these clubs.

Entreprenuership, finance literacy, micro Finance and other useful topics will be organized for woman in Phong Thanh commune.

ECO Vietnam Group has worked closely with HSBC VN for few collaboration projects within three recent years about Micro Fiannce knowledge and Finance Literacy for villagers in rural areas. EVG also has parnter with local univesristy- Hoa Sen University has promised to engage their students and lecturer to work with us for few workshop. In Hoa Sen University, they have four faculties such as Faculty of Language and Culture Studies, Faculty of Economic and Commerce, Faculty of Science and Technology, Faculty of Professional Education.

ECO Vietnam Group will also continue to work with groups from Nanyang Technological University to provide more support in term of software part: Educating and capacity building for villagers.

  1. Provide the platform to educate youth in Vietnam about their role and responsibility in society

CVC will also provide the platform for ECO Vietnam Group to nurture young people in Vietnam who are key of success for the country.  CVC serves as a platform for the character development of the participants through experiential learning and provide them with an occasion to practice servant hood through community project they are asked to be involved.

In the beginning phase, ECO Vietnam Group will work with school and univeristies in Ho Chi Minh city to embark a new interactive learning process called “Local Involvement Community Project” where the group of students will be involved in community and social work in Phong Thanh Commune. This project also hopes to bring about awareness among young participants of their role as citizens in today’s society and in understanding the social conditions of the host community so as to better serve and learn from them. This trip will help to sharpen their mindset to treasure more what they have in their life and share empathy for disadvantaged community and people in Vietnam.

CVC management also provide some workshops and courses that are related environment like Earthen Building workshop for Sustainable Building Material, Sustainability & Ecology, and so on. Fun activities are also available for participants such as making organic soap, making craft from recycled materials, trekking and tree-planting or participants could simply take some time to breathe in the fresh air live in the context that are very closed to the nature. Local youth and children in Phong Thanh commune join these workshops as well.

With the facility in CVC and great experience in ECO Vietnam Group, it will be enjoyable and enriching learning.

  1. Provide the convenient facilities for person, group who want to come and support Phong Thanh commune. Hence, Phong Thanh community will receive more support.

Last but not least, CVC will provide convenient and comfortable place to host more groups to come to Phong Thanh for supporting the community. EVG will also work with more corporate to get their support through Staff building, Corporate Social Responsibility or Staff Retreating program.

Statement of Needs

The percentage of drop out school is high ( 5% at secondary school and more in high school) in Mekong Delta River, especially in Phong Thanh commune. Those children who cannot attend school or stop schooling are subjected to a life of gruelling hard labour with little or no opportunity of bettering themselves or their families. Some who become “street kids” are likely to a life of crime, either as victims or perpetrators, with little hope for the future. These may result in unwanted pregnancies, diseases, hopelessness and loss of life. With the low education, local people still have the unsustainable method of cultivation and unhealthy lifestyle. Without focusing on youth development, the poor cycle of life could not be changed.

This place needs a plan for short term and long-term support. Short-term support refers to addressing the basic and urgent needs of the local people such as food, infrastructure for education and living, and so on. The long-term support refers to helping the change the mindset of people, especially for young generation in education, healthy lifestyle, sanitation, environment and so on. The youths are encouraged to go for school but schooling is likely to have a limited effect of bettering their lives as further studies beyond the high school level is usually out of reach for them.  Even giving them a chance to go further study in town, with their current mindset and lack of confidence, they could not get the good result and come back to change their community.

Introducing the Community Volunteering Centre will solve all of these problems and concerns. It gives all the necessary things to provide the short term and long term support for these communes.

Sustainability of the CVC

Fund raising events such as annual work camp that are supported by ECO Vietnam Group and other organizations and other projects will ensure to cover overhead cost of the Community Volunteering Centre. The CVC will be managed and developed by both ECO Vietnam Group and local commune (Including Local government and authority). In the following years along the development of the project will come opportunities for self-sustain. Community Volunteering Centre will definitely receive support from every group who come to learn and stay in CVC.

The CVC will be state of Art, the great achievement of all time in Sustainable Community Development and Environment Conservation. It will be the great example in this field.

 

Phong Thanh Commune

(4 hours from Ho Chi Minh city. Commune has it own clinic. The hospital is 15 km away from commune.)

Phong Thanh is one of communes in Cau Ke District. This is an agricultural commune, which is divided into two regions, namely mainland and island. Phong thanh holds a population of 14,000 people. The commune is considered the poorest region of Cau Ke District with the poverty rate of 20%. Phong Thanh commune has special characteristic since 30% population is minority race. The Khơ Me people mostly live in Hamlet 2 of Phong Thanh commune and live under poverty line due to their lacking of education and poor awareness of economic and society. Therefore,Hamlet 2 has a poverty rate of 50%.

ECO VIETNAM GROUP TUYỂN THÀNH VIÊN NÒNG CỐT THÁNG 3/2016

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Chúng tôi muốn một tuổi trẻ có trách nhiệm, biết chủ động và đấu tranh, biết hành động và đứng lên vì những mục tiêu đẹp đẽ mà các bạn theo đuổi.

Chúng tôi muốn một tuổi trẻ không ngại gian khổ, không nề hà khó khăn, bởi vì nắng gió là của đất trời, bởi vì bụi cát đường xa là của mẹ thiên nhiên bạn đang sống, bạn đi vì bạn muốn, bạn trải nghiệm vì bạn đã đưa ra quyết định, và bạn dấn thân bởi bạn luôn có trách nhiệm với quyết định của mình.

Bởi chúng tôi tin rằng, ở tuổi trẻ nơi bạn, có đầy đủ kì vọng và mong mỏi của chúng tôi, bởi vì chúng tôi nghĩ rằng, cùng nhau, cùng phục vụ và học tập, chúng ta sẽ cùng lớn lên, trưởng thành và mạnh mẽ để bước tiếp.

Đến với ECO Vietnam Group để bạn biết rằng, chúng tôi đã trưởng thành cùng nhau như thế nào..

  1. Giới thiệu về ECO Vietnam Group – Chúng tôi là ai

ECO Vietnam Group (EVG) là một tổ chức phi chính phủ/ phi lợi nhuận được thành lập vào ngày 07/09/2009 bởi chính các bạn trẻ có chung niềm đam mê, nhiệt huyết với việc phát triển các cộng đồng còn gặp nhiều khó khăn, thiếu thốn ở Việt Nam cũng như giáo dục, phát triển về tinh thần tình nguyện ở giới trẻ.  Tổ chức được sáng lập bởi ông Phạm Văn Anh ( Harry).

Tên gọi của tổ chức là ECO Vietnam Group. Trong đó ECO là từ viết tắt của Education (E) và Community (CO). Tổ chức hướng đến hai mảng quan trọng và có mối quan hệ chặt chẽ với nhau: đó là phát triển cộng đồng thông qua mục tiêu đặt giáo dục làm nền tảng.

Trải qua một năm cũ 2015, tiếp nối những cố gắng, nỗ lực và thành tựu cũ, năm 2016 này, để phát triển hơn nữa với nhiệm vụ là tổ chức phi lợi nhuân đi tiên phong trong việc thực hiện nhiều hơn nữa các dự án Overseas Sevice Learning thông qua mô hình học tập – phục vụ cộng đồng – mang đến một cuộc sống tốt đẹp với những giá trị bền vững, ECO Vietnam Group tổ chức đợt tuyển Tình nguyện viên nòng cốt, tìm đến với các bạn trẻ có đam mê, nhiệt huyết thật sự với công tác cộng đồng.

Thông tin chi tiết về ECO Vietnam Group: http://tinyurl.com/zfncxhx

  1. Mô tả công việc

–         Các phòng ban cần tuyển nhân sự : Project Department ( PD), Human Resources ( HR), Finance and Logistic.

–         Chuẩn bị cho các dự án Overseas Service Learning (OSL), Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR).

–         Cùng ECO Vietnam Group phát triển mô hình Service Learning mạnh mẽ và phổ biến hơn nữa

–         Góp phần xây dựng EVG và đồng hành cùng EVG trong các chiến lược mới của năm 2016

–         Sẵn sàng công tác ở các tỉnh khi cần thiết

–         Giữ gìn và nâng cao hình ảnh chuyên nghiệp của EVG

–         Góp phần nâng cao vị thế của các tổ chức dân sự xã hội tại Việt Nam

  1. Tiêu chí ứng viên

–          Cam kết tham gia các hoạt động của EVG theo nhiệm kì 1 năm (từ tháng 3/2016-3/2017)

–         Có khả năng quản lý thời gian hiệu quả để hoàn thành tốt các công việc được giao

–         Có tinh thần sẵn sàng hỗ trợ các công việc phát sinh trong quá trình cộng tác của EVG

–         Sẵn sàng đi công tác tỉnh

–         Tôn trọng sự đa dạng và khác biệt của từng thành viên trong EVG và trong cộng đồng

–          Hiểu và thực hiên 5 giá trị cốt lõi của EVG: respect, integrity, spirit to win, empower, share success…

–         Có tính kiên nhẫn và khiêm tốn trong quá trình hoạt động

–         Không đang tham gia với cương vị là thành viên nồng cốt, đảm nhiệm các vị trí thiết yếu tại các tổ chức khác.

–           Đối với Project Department:

+  Có kinh nghiệm tham gia các hoạt động cộng đồng, thiện nguyện hoặc kinh nghiệm quản lí/ leader các dự án kể trên.

+ Không ngại và sẵn sàng đi công tác tỉnh

+ Điều phối thời khóa biểu cá nhân hợp lí và hiệu quả

+ Yêu thích, có nhiệt huyết thật sự với các hoạt động cộng đồng

  1. Quyền lợi khi trở thành thành viên nòng cốt

–         Tham dự các khóa tập huấn:  Critical thinking, Service learning, Project management, Leadership Training,..

–         Phát triển năng lực Tiếng Anh giao tiếp khi trực tiếp làm việc với các đối tác nước ngoài trong suốt dự án.

–         Tiếp cận mô hình giáo dục tiên tiến Service Learning đã được hình thành và phát triển tại Mỹ và đang được triển khai tại các quốc gia như Singapore, Hong Kong, Taiwan,..

–          Khả năng làm việc với cộng đồng và các đối tác quốc tế: Singapore, Hong Kong, Taiwan, được đào tạo trở thành công dân toàn cầu

–         Khám phá các nền văn hóa khác nhau tại Việt Nam như văn hóa Tây Nguyên, văn hóa dân tộc Khơme.

–         Được đào tạo để nâng cao hiểu biết về những vấn đề trong xã hội và có cái nhìn toàn diện hơn các vấn đề.

–         Có cơ hội tham gia các chuyến đi học tập và trao đổi văn hóa ở Singapore và các trường đối tác.

–         Tham gia chuyến đi nghỉ dưỡng kết hợp sơ kết cuối năm

–         Làm việc trong môi trường năng động, sáng tạo , đoàn kết của những người trẻ đầy nhiệt huyết

–         Đóng góp vào sự phát triển và đa dạng hóa của mô hình giáo dục cho thanh niên Việt Nam cũng như nâng cao chất lương cuộc sống cho những cộng đồng dễ bị tổn thương trong xã hội

–         Nhận được sự tôn trọng, ủng hộ và quan tâm của cộng đồng

  1. Cách thức dự tuyển 

Vòng 1: Hồ sơ

–         Tải đơn tại: http://tinyurl.com/EVG-member-March2016

–         Điền đầy đủ thông tin và save file với cú pháp: [tên bạn][2015 EVG Application Form] (Có thể điền tiếng Anh hoặc tiếng Việt)

–         Nộp dự tuyển theo mẫu về địa chỉ hr.ecovietnamgroup@gmail.com

–         Thời gian nhận đơn: Từ ngày 30/01 đến trước 23:59 ngày 14/02/2016.

 

Vòng 2: Phỏng vấn

–     Ứng viên trúng tuyển ở vòng 1 sẽ được thông báo tham dự vòng phỏng vấn.

–     Thời gian dự kiến tham gia phỏng vấn: ngày 23/1/2016

 

Vòng 3: Thử việc

–         Ứng viên sẽ được tham gia trải nghiệm thực tế tại ECO Vietnam Group với vị trí công việc phù hợp trong vòng 2 tháng .Đây là vòng thi cuối cùng, nhằm lựa chọn ra những bạn phù hợp nhất cho tiêu chí đánh giá ở từng vị trí tại ECO Vietnam Group.

–         Nếu có bất kỳ thắc mắc nào về quá trình tuyển quân, các bạn có thể liên hệ email: hr.ecovietnamgroup@gmail.com hoặc inbox trực tiếp tại https://www.facebook.com/ECOVietnamgroup

 

Thúy Vy :  0906517222

Phương Nhi :   01213289248

Minh Giao :       01269706417

Vậy nhé bạn, EVG đợi bạn !

“Together we will bring genuine benefits to our community”

Project 1611 :” AT OUR BEST”

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 About the project :

  • Project: “AT OUR BEST
  • Time : 04 June – 18 June, 2016
  • Location : Phong Phú Commune, Cầu Kè District, Trà Vinh Province
  • Participants: 25 students from Singapore Nanyang Technological University (NTU); 3 volunteers and other members from ECO Vietnam Group.
  • Achievements :
  • Installation of 5 HDPE bags for biogas systems
  • Visitation of 8 households
  • Teaching English to primary school students
  • Join Handover Ceremony

“AT OUR BEST” is the 11th project of ECO Vietnam Group in 2016, with collaboration with Nanyang Technological University (NTU) Hall 11, 3 volunteers officially with the help of members from ECO Vietnam Group.  The purpose of the project is to improve living conditions, environment, people and children in Phong Phu Commune by the installation of biogas bags, teaching English to elementary school students in Phong Phu A primary school, visit households, organize of cultural exchanges between Vietnam, Singapore and the people, local children in the commune as well as to join Handover Ceremony – The Summary Ceremony of 6 projects ( installing biogas systems) between ECO Vietnam Group and  Nanyang Technological University in this summer in Tra Vinh Province.

  1. Procedure:

4 June 2016 : All members of the EVG team presented at the airport to welcome the students of Nanyang Technological University Hall 11 from Singapore to start journey.

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EVG team welcomed the students of Nanyang Technological University at the airport..

5 June 2016 : The group moved to the Phong Phu commune, Cau Ke district, Tra Vinh province.

Although the first day at the commune was new to us, all of us were ready for what awaits us, we just needed to apply all the best for the commune that we would live here for 2 weeks.

Welcome ceremony was held with an atmosphere of joy and exhilaration. Representatives of the parties consist of the Chairman of Phong Phu commune, representatives from the ECO Vietnam Group, the volunteers of both teams – EVG team and Singaporean team. The representatives had the welcome speech and shared the hopes, waiting for such a successful project and the most unforgetable memories.

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The representatives gave each others souvenirs in the Welcome Ceremony

The main purpose of the project is to improve daily life for the people in the commune, partialy renovate the surrounding environment, teach English, help children find joy and excited in learning, as well as to understand the casual lifestyle of local people in West of Southern of Vietnam. The important point is to broaden our minds and love the Vietnam.

Construction team :

Since that was our first time in Phong Phu Commune, we were like fish out of water. Talking to some households and the economic of local people, we understand the true value and continue to find the best way suited to the lifestyle in the commune. For many households having farms, this is the main economic source of the whole family, but the process and make use of waste from livestock still simple, people know how to use them methods to make use of energy but the result is inefficient  and cause polluted to the environment. With the technology using HDPE bag in order to provide gas for household cooking, this is one of the tasks that we spend a lot of dedication and effort to complete biogas bags in order for them to use gas for daily activities.

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 With the guidance of Uncle Thanh,

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we could installed the biogas bags by ourselves.

Installing bagy requires meticulous and highly accurate. A biogas bag be used efficiently or not is largely based on this task. With fully preparation of working tools and personal protective equipment, we watched every step and movement of Uncle Thanh – who has much experience in many projects of ECO Vietnam Group, and listen to his notice during installing the bags. We learnt how to tighten the screws, to place the tube inside and outside the bag in order that the air will not come out, how to deal with the mistakes when installing or to adjust the tube if the air comes out. We had tried to learn and apply for those days later which we became more skillful.

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One of the work that requires turn-taking: it is digging. Firstly, we try to know the condition of the area, and focus on digging under the guidance and help of the household. Despite hard conditions of the area or dangerous while working, we still tried our best to finish the target at the beginning. If the hole is not completed correctly, the implement of the biogas bad will not meet the requirements, and will take more time and work to re-correct the hole. Trying to make clear everything at the beginning, we, day by day, completed our work faster than those first days.

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For this work, it is similar to dig the soil, the difference is to dig the soil into several bags, not just make a hole. Digging and moving 30 soil bags (for one household) is  not easy as pie which we need to work as an effectively team and conserve our strength for the next days. After tying the soil bags, we would use those soil bags after placing the biogas bag in order to hold the input and output of the biogas bag. Furthermore, those are used to avoid the floating bag when the flood season comes as well as to fix the input and output so as to avoid the air will come out.

 

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This is an essential part of the process of installation biogas system: built soakage pit – requires a lot of ingenuity, scattered from us. This is where the waste or water go inside the bag, creating gas or not, this stage is the most important. We mixed the sand, cement and water into a mixture with a suitable ratio to built the solidly pit so á to prevent the water inside. Once completed, connect a hose to a gas pipeline directly into the house to use.

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This biogas bag had been completely installed and placed into a pit. This process requires accurately measuring or adjusting the biogas system.

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Result: with the continuous efforts, we have successfully installed 5 biogas systems. Also, to learn more about the use of energy or fuel for everyday life, we also carried out survey in each household where we installed the system, spent time to talk and find out the living condition as well as understand the culture of this commune. This was valuable time for not only EVG team but also Singapore team that brought us together with local people.

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Teaching team:

The purpose this project is also to educate basic knowledge of English, science, art and craft as well as dancing and singing songs. We would like to spread out the knowledge, interesting games and experiements so that the children in Phong Phu commune could have new perspectives in learning English, elicit their imagination, and be more active. Moreover, we have also learned a lot of things from kids, folk games, Khmer language and known their family situation.

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“What time is it?”

 

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These kid used those sticks to make their own pencil holders.

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They learnt English songs and simple dance.

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Playing the game: Eagle catch chicks.

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Although everyone was tired after playing games, we still smiled.

Kết quả: We finally tought them the English lessons that we had planned, played interesting games, recapped the knowledge and especially always cherished the moments we were with the children.

House-keeping team: besides construction and teaching, we also had a hard working team in order to prepare meals, wash dishes, clean sleeping rooms, clean toilets. Our chef were Ms Ly, and her family who cooked for us delicious meals. After tiring working day, we really enjoy the food as well as atmosphere is always filled with jokes and laughs.

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We, together took photo with Auntie Ly after the meal.

Other activities:

Visiting households : We visited 8 households in the first day and last day when we stayed in the commune. We came to their house, talked to them and understood their living condition, health and the difficulties they are facing. We also had small gifts for help them somehow overcome the difficulties ahead.

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A “trip” to paddy field :  Our way to discover Phong Phu is also to walk around the  commune, especially the paddy field and the orange garden around the place. After a hard-working week, we spent our morning of the weekend to visit those field that was just seeding. We also found a duck farm that everyone was so excited.

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We finally found the shade while working through the paddy field.

 Sport Exchange with local youth :

On weekends we had sport exchange between volunteers and youths from the commune which was volleyball. Everyone really joined this time and also had experience from each other. Furthermore, local people and us could be closer.

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3,2,1 The game is started!

Other memorable moments after work: Despite of tiring from working, we cherished the time we stay together, sharing the moment that we were on the truck or talked about the children in class and even watched the sun rised and sunset.

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We work hard, stay young and be happy.

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Memorable moments with Mrs Ly’s family after the meals.

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Witty moments enjoying the sunset .

14 Juen 2016

Culture Night :

It was a night of youth cultural exchange. After visiting households, the stage was set up completely : arranged tables and chairs, sound, light …In this day, we had the opportunity to interact and learn the local culture and Singapore culture. The songs, the dances are echoes in the night atmosphere. Then the campfire repertoire, everyone including the kids whose we saw everyday in teaching hours, all holding hands around the flames, dancing and singing lively songs and immersed in memories together..

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Attractive performance of S-team.

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EVG team also brought wonderful performances for the Culture Night.

 

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Gathered together the campfire after the culture night ended.

15 June 2016

Handover Ceremony : This is the ceremony of community activities in Cau Ke district with the presence of the teachers of Nanyang Technological University and especially the presence of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Mr. Raymond Chow Vice Singapore- Department Head. This ceremony is aimed to sum up and acknowledge the achievements of the chain projects in Tra Vinh province.

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Visited the Community Service Center in Phong Thanh Commune: After handover ceremony ended, we went to the Community Volunteer Centre at Phong Thanh commune, Cau Ke district, Tra Vinh province by bus in 20 minutes. We visited the library, looked the shelves filled up with donated books. The library helps change the habit of reading and bring knowledge closer to the poor rural areas. After that, we visited amusement parks made by other project’s volunteers and had the opportunity to understand the other projects of ECO Vietnam Group which has been and will be carried out for the purpose of servicing and changing community.

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The playground in Phong Thạnh.

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The library in Phong Thanh.

16 June 2016 : Come back HCM City

RnR days : After more than 10 days at Phong Phu, we carried the memories and regrets and returned to Saigon. We visited the monument, the landscape of Saigon, enjoyed streetfood here. These days helped S_team learn more about the history of Vietnam, the war in Vietnam.

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We were at the War Remnants Museum.

18 June 2016

Goodbye Singaporean team :Finished the project with so many memories and both anxieties. But after all, we have learned a lot from this project. Understanding more about the Service Learning, learning how to change the view in a positive way; bounteous transmit experiences are collected after working days. Before the goodbye, we gave the notes and small gifts.

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Giving notes and small gifts.

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And there are many activities, memories, pictures and clips that we have been during the past 15-day journey. We learned how to install 1 bag biogas and understood how to operate it, knew how to refuel the entire household heating; more games, how to do cute things with coconut leaves from the children; enjoy delicious cuisine in the Western of the South of Viet Nam; kept awake to catch the best moments of sunrise and sunset; circumstanced the difficulties’s households which they are facing; and the smiles of the children. We came not only to serve the community but also learned a lot of things from this project

   Sharing Feeling.

Phúc Thịnh – a volunteer :

After participating streak in 1611 at Phong Phu, looking back, I feel like I slept and was dreaming, then I woke up and regreted that a dream was too beautiful. 14 day project period is also fun, relaxed, most memories, the most meaningful, the most valuable, the most learned a lot so far in my life.

This is the first time I have braved enough to stept out my comfort zone and see the world. My english is not good, so I am quite shy to communicate with stranger people. And this is firt time I  have lived and worked with 25 people who came from Singapore and didn’t know Vietnamese in the village. Before the trip I was worried, and was scared, nervous because hundreds questions insite my head :  can i adapt, if I have been rejected, how I can make they understand, I may be  isolationed, I may be bully, maybe have accident…… there have been many times in my life, when I participated in a new environment I feel stuck in communication, feeling I am so different, afraid. And, after 14 days at Phong Phu, I became a confidence person, I wish I participated earlier, the dream has not only such short.

Next I would like to thank first for EVG gave me the opportunity to dream, to live, to grow, I would like to thank for a special people, as well as volunteers in the project 1612.About my friend Hoang Mai Anh, thank you helped me known EVG, thank you’ve invited me. Next I would like to thank to the V-team of the project in 1611,  who have accompanied me, helped me, and now have become my friends. Next I would like to thank 25 friends who are currently enrolled in NTU in Singapore, you are a great guys. I am proud to be associated with you. Also I would like to thank pepple who have helped, supported us throughout the project: Mr.Thanh, Ms. Lý, Mr.Da, the local people has helped us. Finally, I would like to thank Ms Vy, Ms Trang and Ms Linh and Mr.Hân, who always work closely with us.

This is the first time I participated in a project like this. A long-term project in local. Before the project, I totally deadlocked with the problems in life, was angry with everyday life, both myself and people around me. I participated in the project for many reasons, because I want to experience, because I want to get out of daily life, and I love volunteer work. However the project has given me much more than I expected.

In first day, we welcomed the Singapore students at Tan Son Nhat airport, i felt uneasy, seeing unfamiliar faces 25 and I did not know what to do and how to survive, but the truth always turned out less severe than imagination, life is sometimes not like a dream, and sometimes unexpected. But NTU students opened, shared and considered us. I was surprised when they are too friendly and proactive. What happier when you are yourself, you no longer have to think hesitated to say. I live with real myself, and I approved their comments. You should try it once, more worthwhile.

Not only people in Singapore, the member of V-team, the local people, but alo so those around us are friendly On the job, we do three main tasks which is  installing biogas bags, teaching and doing housework. All three works are completely new to me. For me, each job is interesting and worth every moment. Through the project I learned how to assign work fairly and accurately between the team members.

The days of teaching are the beautiful days, you will also enjoy the sun and wind clouds rice (something rarely seen so hard to find if you are living in the city). When we came, the students from the class rushed into the yard, we felt so special, beloved, welcome.

After teaching, the students give us a lot of gifts. I was given a ring, a watch made by coconut leaves. Children love us very much.  When we came back to Saigon, some of kids cried.

Doing housework is the time to relax .And the best time is cuting watermelon time.

After dinner, we had reflection, sometimes watching the stars together and surprised birthday party or shower time.

Mealtime is time for you to get acquainted with each other, exchanged and shared culture, people and dozens of other things. After dinner is a very fun time. There were a lot of activities:  play volleyball, learn the skills of Teakwondo, play captain ball, play poker saboteur , play cards,  play wolf cards.  In addition after exciting moments, there was also quiet moment. Those nights sitting by candlelight,those night reflextion until midnight. Nights watching the stars is the most memorable moment. Watching the stars was a luxury thing for me in 21 years and this was the first time . I felt the sky was really high, deep, and saw the whole universe is in front of my eyes.

In addition to the sleep time, the moment of the day also has memories, are the new things you learn.

Through the project I not only have the memories, not only friends. After the project, as I said, confident and proud, now I am no longer afraid to see any strangers any more, because I know if I can close with more than 30 strangers in  10 days, I can talk with anyone, there’s nothing to be afraid of. I also learned the role of the establishment and management time, my normal day only lasts about 8 hours actual operation, much as one day I just really works 5 6 hours, but in the project, a day lasts 18 hours without actionplan with specific details, how can we be united more than 30 people to accomplish the same goals . And the most important thing I learned is there is also plenty of life issues, there are countless people every day face the more difficult my problem a lot of times. Therefore, the most recognized me after the project was my attitude towards my life, now I no longer feel stuck with this life anymore, no longer angry with myself, because I know what my problem was paid through thousands and thousands of people have passed, and they still live, still look to the future, is there anything that could stop my footsteps? . I feel confident and calm. Maybe I’ve matured.

Now, when the project ended, in my opinion a little sad, a little regret, but I know, no matter how much time left shelf for me still is not enough. Memories do not just want to hold their own. I want you to try one, I am sure you will assert no regrets.

Volunteer Mai Anh:

The project ended up more than one week and remained in me a lot of memories. Firstly, that is the days when racing against deadlines with action plan, culture night, guidebook. At that time, everyone just knew each other, but not really close. All of us still tried to do for a project was not getting mess (but in the end there was too much mess). I was anxious that how could I get along with everyone, do all the tasks …

Then the project started, things were different from what I thought. Each day there was a problem occurs and everyone sat down together and resolve. Reflection sessions felt like endless when a problem arises again many other issues. Sometimes, I felt disappointed in myself, about what was happening. But everything gradually stable, familiar work, new friends and I opened my heart. Everything was different. When the project went through, everything remained in my mind is that biogas construction – was hard but happy, those days with the kids or housekeeping – worked from early morning until night. And bonding sessions not only with V-team but also S-team. It’s been a long time I really get the simple happy from my work.

Over time, people gradually close together. But sometimes I still feel distant from the people, but actually in bottom of my heart thanks everyone for being part of the Vietnamese team and together got through hard trip J. To be met everyone, individuals with different personalities, is a blessing for me. At each one, I could learn different things from personality to the way to work. Really thanks everyone.

The project ended up more than one week and I’ve still got along with new timetable . In Phong Phu, we always woke up on time, had meals on time and lived with 30 people – I used to it. When I back to HCMC, I felt empty.

Thanks project for giving me the valuable lessons, the varied emotions with dear friends. My journey will continue and maybe are going to accompany the project again. Thank you!

 

Volunteer Hải Hà:

Firstly, I want to thank all of you guys (Ms.Khue, Ms.Anh, Ms.Thy,Mr.Thinh,Ms.Trang and Ms.Vy) for your advice and always being with me during the project.

 

The time in Travinh enabled me to meet great and kind-hearted people, such as Ms. Ly, who often cooks me specialities and delicacies; Ms. Dinh, who encouraged me a great deal when she knew that this was the first time I was a MC; other teenagers in Taekwondo class and locals who always warmly welcome me; and some friends from NTU.

 

In addition, teaching work was fulfilling and rewarding. I love the pupils’ learning attitude and the way they are curious and ask questions about the lessons. My pupils gave me a lot of hand-made presents some cards, my name banner, some watches and rings made from coconut leaves,…. to express their affection. I was moved and touched by their affection.