“I Commit” is a progame supported by CSDS (Vietnam) and Eye Opener Works (Netherlands). The program want to educate change makers in Vietnam. After the first successful program (7/2013 – 3/2014), “I Commit” will continue to recruit new members. 02 projects initiated and being developed by I commit members Full Hanoi – Bring more food to poor people in Hanoi with the support of restaurants, businesses Tottochan Project – Build a...
Dear friends, what’s new in town? Something really exciting is coming to us from Amsterdam.
The Sustainable Development Club (SDC) is two weeks into a 3-week project called “We Love Mother Nature” to educate children in Phu Lo Primary School about environmental issues. It aims to increase the awareness of sustainable solutions such as recycling to combat significant challenges such as pollution and its relationship to climate change.
From the 25th to the 26th, SDC organized a weekend work camp in the Van Son commune, Son Dong district, Bac Giang province. This campaign is part of the “Project on Malnutrition Reduction and Increase of Food Security”, that is held and funded by Gruppo Trentino Volontariato – GTV (an Italian NGO) with the support of SDC.
The trip started in the early morning with extremely eager volunteers and four SDCers. We received a very warm welcome from the headmistress of Pa Che 1 Elementary school and the children after a 5 hour long journey by coach. We were greatly supported and encouraged through the hospitality of the local people. We successfully organized three small programs at the school.
Louise Sutherland is a volunteer from Scotland who spent three weeks in May in Vietnam teaching English for primary school children. Being able to understand English language could give them a better chance of a future out of poverty. But she felt that she would like to do even more, so she set up a fundraising page to raise some money that could be spent towards the specific needs of the schools and children.