Training  “I am ME” Enrolment
Aug11

Training “I am ME” Enrolment

I.  INTRODUCTION 1.  I am ME is a series of workshops implemented by the Centre for Sustainable Development Studies (CSDS) and Social Innovation and Incubation Hub (SOCI Hub) with seed funding provided by Irish Aid. They are 3 workshops with 3 topics: SELF-IDENTITY, FAMILY AND CULTURAL PRESSURES, COLLECTIVE LEADERSHIP. 2. The central focus of the training is on young people. This is an opportunity for the youth to: · Recognize the...

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‘A Sound Mind in a Sound Body’ Seminar
Apr29

‘A Sound Mind in a Sound Body’ Seminar

  A Sound Mind in a Sound Body is a long-term project by Wireless asbl under the Youth of Erasmus+ Program of the European Commission in cooperation with partners from Belgium, France, Italy, Thailand, Vietnam, and the Philippines. It proposes an innovative approach to teaching safe sex behaviors and gives voice to young people on an international level, allowing them to take the initiative towards the prevention of sexually...

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Global Volunteering Day
Apr29

Global Volunteering Day

On Saturday 9th April SOCI Hub attended and represented CSDS at the Global Volunteering Day. Our interns were delighted to receive the warm welcome and great support from the participants as well as the organizers, and appreciated the incentive and encouragement for a developing small-scale project such as SOCI Hub. Throughout our quiz with many unexpected questions and exciting prizes, we hope that participants gained some...

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CSDS is looking for an Irish Volunteer working in Vietnam (funded)
Apr10

CSDS is looking for an Irish Volunteer working in Vietnam (funded)

1. Placement information Local Contact: Mr. Phuong (Director of CSDS) Email: director@csds.vn Duration of placement: 6 months Note: Volunteers will receive 50% flight tickets reimbursement (for those who stay the whole year). 2. Project information (summary of project, staffs, and location) The Center for Sustainable Development Studies is a Vietnamese non-profit organization legally registered in 2009. CSDS is addressing development...

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International Cultural Youth Exchange Open Day
Jan28

International Cultural Youth Exchange Open Day

On Sudnay 17th January the Vietnamese branch of International Cultural Youth Exchange (ICYE) invited CSDS, VPV (Volunteers for Peace Vietnam) and Irish Aid to their annual open day. The purpose of the day was to inspire young Vietnamese people to travel overseas in pursuit of multicultural understanding, community developme-nt and personal growth. CSDS and Irish Aid were asked to represent Ireland, showcasing the benefits of studying...

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International Volunteer Day @ SociHub
Jan28

International Volunteer Day @ SociHub

On Wednesday 20th January SociHub volunteers with the help of some international volunteers organized a culture exchange night for all international volunteers currently staying and working with CSDS. The night started by a delicious bowl of Bun Cha in one of the local restaurants, and was continued in SociHub, where a full-night program was waiting for them. SociHub interns prepared many different team games, such as balloon-popping...

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International Volunteers @ Childcare & Teaching Projects
Jan28

International Volunteers @ Childcare & Teaching Projects

Teaching Project – English In November 2015 CSDS welcomed two international volunteers from Ohio, Susan and Jack Chomsky, who stayed with us for over 2 months and dedicated much of their time to the English teaching project at a local secondary school. Nguyen Tat Thanh School is a specialized school for primary and secondary level, managed by Hanoi Pedagogical University and it is located in Cau Giay district, only about 15...

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CSDS International Volunteering – Projects
Jan12

CSDS International Volunteering – Projects

About CSDS The Center for Sustainable Development Studies (CSDS) is a Vietnamese non-profit organization legally registered in 2009. CSDS offer various opportunities for volunteering and charitable action in Vietnam, both for local and international, short-term or long-term individuals or groups. Through this program, we support children through education or social welfare, and support local communities through projects run by the...

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International Volunteer Day

On Saturday 5th of December CSDS took part in honouring the contributions of volunteers to peace and sustainable development, and promoting volunteerism in the community. International Volunteer Day (IVD) was organised for the purpose of launching several media campaigns on the importance of volunteerism for the achievement of Sustainable Development Goals as well as a blood donation campaign, and encouraging Vietnamese community to...

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Dutch Volunteers at CSDS
Nov20

Dutch Volunteers at CSDS

CSDS is hosting a group of Dutch university students who joined the childcare and teaching program in September and are now volunteering at local schools, hospitals and care centers for disabled children (Sao Mai, Khanh Tam, and Friendship Village) for a period of 3 to 4 months. All volunteers are currently studying towards a degree in relevant fields and with previous work experience they are a great asset to the CSDS team as well as...

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