[OSL 1813]

This period of time is precious to me and I totally appreciate it.

I knew this project accidentally just through a share on FB and it took quite a long time to consider whether I should apply or not, ’cause at this time I had no ideas about what I gonna do in this project, no specific info about when I would have the final exam as well as when I would start the summer semester. But finally I gave it a chance ’cause I wanted to mark something more special in my boring life, not just studying, sleeping and doing some part-time jobs :))))

And now I realize that I gain even more things than what I expected. I met some nice and talented EVG members from whom I learned a lot to expand my knowledge and change my mind about some fields of life; also we put many efforts to this project and thus created memorable things together. We became friends and will surely keep in touch in the future  Besides, I had chances to work with students from Hong Kong PolyU and also received many lessons through this time. Their cuteness, their kindness and their enthusiasm during all the time we worked together also will be unforgettable in my mind  And I’ll miss all the students from Sesame school a lot. Thanks for your delicious cakes and your supports during 5 days we worked together  Gonna miss our cute tour- guide and my cute sister from HSU 

Although I sometimes made some mistakes and really got tired of my poor ability, but everything luckily went smooth and thus I learned from those mistakes to improve myself day by day. I also couldn’t be so sociable to feel free starting conversations with strangers and make friends as I had expected but it needs long long time to change ’cause it all depends on my own character, so… :)))) No matter what happened, I knew that I had tried a lot :)))))

Thank you guys a lot for everything 

[OSL 1805][Youthsmile]

  1. Project overview

Project : YouthSmile – Project code : 1805

Time : 18 March – 31 March (14 days)

Place : Phong Thanh Commune, Cau Ke District, Tra Vinh Province

Participants : 24 volunteers from Ngee Ann Polytechnic and 3 EVG volunteers

Achievements :

  • Built a house for orphans
  • Taught Physical Experiment in Phong Thanh Secondary School
  • Upgraded the Physical Laboratory Phong Thanh Secondary School
  • Visited 4 households in the commune
  • Visited Pagoda
  • Went fishing
  • Organized Outdoor activities for children
  • Organized Culture night and Camp fire.1234567891112131516181920212225262829303132343536373839.jpg40.jpg41.jpg42.jpg45.jpg46.jpg49.jpg50.jpg51.jpg52.jpg53.jpg54.jpg55.jpg8
  1. Working process

Pre-project:

Before the project happened, Vietnamese volunteer had had about 1 month to prepare. We were introduced about EVG, trained about First Aid.

These conical hats were decorated meticulously by V-team as a present for new friends from Singapore.

The first day:

On 18 March, EVG volunteers gathered at EVG Hub to prepare all logistic. We went to the air port with Mr Harry and Ms Trang to meet volunteers from Ngee Ann Poly. Although this was the first time EVG volunteers attend an OSL project, they were ardent and excited for the first meeting. After taking picture, the group got on the bus and started the journey. On the bus, Mr Harry had s short introduction about ECO Vietnam Group and then everyone introduced their names, hobbies. We had first meal together at Trung Luong Restaurant. We arrived to hotel at about 10 pm, so after check-in, V-team had a meeting with Mr Harry and Ms Trang to prepare for Welcome Ceremony.

In the next morning, a Welcome Ceremony was organized by Phong Thanh Commune helped volunteers have more enthusiasm and trust for the coming days.

Working Days at Phong Thanh:

The next days, despite hard-working and working under new environment, everybody tried to learn and help together to overcome miserably hard position and challenges. The whole trip was witnessed sweat, happiness, sadness as well as friendship that maybe experience only one time.

Construction

Every day, the whole team would be divided into 3 small groups, one group would be teaching, one was construction and the  last one was “house keeping”. The “house keeping” team had responsibility to cook, clean up the house and “keep” the house while the others were working at school.

On 24 March, the whole group had a meaning morning for House Hold Visit activities at Phong Thanh Commune. S-Team had chance to know more about the daily life of local people and their difficulty. In the afternoon, everybody went to library to organize Library Event for students. Despite tiredness, everyone had a memorable weekend.

From Vietnamese volunteer

Tran Kim Oanh

It was such an honor that we had a chance to be a part of OSL 1805, which is the first but probably the best project in our life. There is no regret that we were there and have done that, dedicating a part of our youth to the betterment of Phong Thanh locals. Until now, in my mind there is still the feeling of joy when receiving the announcement from EVG that we were accepted as official volunteers for this programme .

In addition to the excited mood, I was very anxious and confused whether there is interaction with some Singapore volunteer or Not, .. etc … Thinking about all the miscellaneous things on life !!!!

Until the first meeting is not the mood, remember the first time I introduced the name on the bus down Tra Vinh: ” Hi! I’m Orin! ”, Everyone greeted, ” Hello, Orin! ” It seems that every anxiety has gone away half! Now everyone has been friends!

Thanks ECO VIETNAM GROUP for creating the environment for us to try our best. All activities in the OSL are the first time in my life to do such things !!

From getting up early to go shopping, teaching physics, going to build houses, going to visit households, holding a cultural exchanges, one-on-one translation, MC, … etc. Everything is new and there is no shortage of lessons, the lessons I get more, my heart is filled with the most sincere love. The joy of helping others, giving them the smile of emotion in me can not use words to describe. It is a precious experience that I have.

Remembering the construction, sunshine, we still grinned with sweat drooling on the cheek. Love the conversation, share with Thanh, remember her affectionate eyes. I felt like my sister in family. i thought Steam volunteers felt that ,too. I felt that they had all sentimental feelings and hope for each brick, painting in Doreamon that she really liked it in the bedroom. We hoped you have a favorite house, protected the sun and rain, and motivated you to study progress in the bright future.

Remembering the warm smiles and the warm welcome from the locals, remember the woman near the building always brought out hats for us, worried if we got sick! Remember uncle cut coconut for us to drink in the middle of the sun!

Remember the hours taught in class, remember the gaze is considered the physical experiments. Because this was the first time they have been practicing physics in the lab. Remember the bright face of children playing with the Steam. Remember when We karaoke on the bus.

And as we hear the local people, there are many unfortunate circumstances surrounding us, and they need help from others to make their lives better.

14 days was not long enough for us to learn a lot of things that we could change our way of life, our way of thinking. If someone asks me if I want the project to last longer, I will answer “yes”. I wish we had more time to serve, learn, understand each other as well as to be closer together.

The project has ended but the echo as well as the beautiful memories and all the things we learn will surely be with us in the future.

Once again thank you EVG, thank you everyone.

Le Thi Nhu Y

14 days with 1805 project, especially 11 days live in Cau Ke District, taught me lot of valuable lessons that I could not find in other volunteer works.  The first lesson is how difficult it is when organizing a project, especially a project relating to foreigners. We have to take care of their safety, their eating habit, and sometimes their belongings. It is more difficult when sometimes they do not realize the important to keep themselves safe. Many volunteer did not wear hats, mask when they did construction work. I think they drink too much, but I could not do anything because that was Mr Andy permission. In my opinion, they should drink in weekend only because if they drink every day, their image with local people can be affected. Some people said to me that “Nothing happen” however it does not mean “Nothing WILL NOT happen”. The second lessons is about how to communicate with not only Singapore volunteer but also local people like teachers, students. If there is any misunderstanding, it is really hard to explain later. With students, I need to be more patient and calm because they are still vulnerable and innocent. This was the first time they had chance to do physical experiments, there were many new things so I regretted that I did not have more time to explain more clearly for them.

Be a volunteer for this project is one of the most meaningful decision in my student’s live.  In the begining, it was really hard for me to know what I have to do and how I can communicate with S-team. I had to learn many things and notice every single details. However, the most difficult obstacle I faced is the language barrier. After talking more with them, I learned many interesting things from them like their responsibility, talent, friendship. I realize when we open our heart with others, they can feel it without too much words to explain. About teaching activies, I can understand how difficult it is when students from a rural school learn physical experiments with forgeiners. However, they tried their best to concentrate, to follow S-team’s instruction and listen my explanation. I can feel they had strong desire to learn new things and sometimes their excitement when conducting experiments by themselves made me feel really happy. I also had chance to play with them. I love their smile very much. Sometimes, they were still shy with S-team but thanks for S-team’s friendliness, many students were more confident and there seems to be no gap between them. About construction activitied, I can feel S-team effort when they wanted to complete the house on time. Althought, they did not know anything about building the house before they came here, they leared and followed instructor seriously. I also like the way they enjoyed their work (listening to music, joking, smoking and eating ice-cream). However the most memorable imagine in my mind is the attitude of Thanh and her family members. They treated S-team with all their heart and frienliness. I can not forget Thanh’s smile and tear in the last day, she have suffered too much misfortune in her life already. She has the right to be happy like anyone else. Finally, I would like to express my deepest respect to Mr Harry Van Anh and Ms Thuan Trang. I really apprecitate their contribution for the development of voluntary service as well as sustainable community in our country. I hope they will keep up their meaningful work and be a bridge to introduce more organization coming to Vietnam in future.

 

[OSL 1801][What’s life]

It was such an honor that we had a chance to be a part of OSL 1801, which is the first but probably the best project in our life. There is no regret that we were there and have done that, dedicating a part of our youth to the betterment of Phong Thanh locals. Until now, in my mind there is still the feeling of joy when receiving the announcement from EVG that we were accepted as official volunteers for this programme.

Everything was so rewarding that 2 weeks were not ever enough for us all to be together (24 SUTD volunteers  and 8 Vietnamese) and it’s adorably funny throwing back to the first days when we first met each other – when all you and I could barely say was “Hello, my name is…”. Among the 30 people who have come together to form a family, remaining in the deepest of us may be the image of our leader, similar to the image of “the mother with her babies”. This is very funny but so true that she is the one who took care of the whole team from food to sleep, giving us not only laughter but also moments of deposition, contributing to our maturity afterward. Thank you the Vteam leader!

Project “1801 WHAT’S LIFE?” Bearing the bold mark of construction work such as constructing rainwater tanks, installing gutters, building flying fox games, teaching for children at Phong Thanh A School – all are the first jobs Experienced with most of the participants. However, the way all your Singaporeans work hard and the results of your work really surprised us Vteam. In fact, you have taught us a lot in the construction industry. For our part, we try to support you in the rest as teaching or housework. The two unforgettable weeks are the months of youth we have been sweating together for the beautiful accomplishments of the library as well as for the children there.

On the way we go to teach every day regardless of sunshine, rain does not manage the rain, but go to school, with the desire to bring joy, knowledge to the children every day who in this team is over how much kilometers to go to school for the children, the Sing is always prepared carefully for the next teaching day. When teaching always create fun games for children, integrate with the children in the game. Far from it but the exchange is seeing a fresh smile on each child’s face.

A very important team in the project is the team housework, cleaned from the outside with the kitchen to bring delicious meals for everyone in the team. Teamwork team when the groove often run out to help you team Now, it has been months to go around the library to help this person.

January 17 has arrived, forced to say goodbye to the Sing. THANK YOU for coming to Vietnam and THANK YOU for your companions with your Vietnamese volunteers. We will never forget the beautiful memories in Phong Thanh. At the same time, send THANK YOU to great Vietnamese team, happy to have everyone around, help each other in trouble, remember the funny story in the kitchen corner. SLEEPING 1801 !!!

Having known about ECO VIETNAM GROUP, I feel that I have found a project that I want to bring to the community with a new model for myself. OVERSEA SERVICE LEARNING. From 1801, I realized this is a place for me to have more. a new place to practice English and do things that you have never done before. THANK YOU FOR ECO VIETNAM GROUP.

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

“ Tuổi trẻ ơi, chúng tôi muốn các bạn !”

Chúng tôi muốn một tuổi trẻ biết nghĩ suy cho đất nước mình, cho nhân dân mình, cho sự phát triển bền vững và thiết thực đến những cảnh sống khó khăn đang nỗ lực vươn lên từng ngày.

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

 

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