Dec 19, 2019

Training activities have officially initiated

Granting scholarships
Granting scholarships

During the period from September to December 2019, activities from Financial activities and support for poor students project has officially executed, specifically as follows:

1. Granting scholarships

Out of 48 students participating in DynaGen Initiative, 24 students under difficult circumstances have received 1 million Dong scholarship/ per student / per month for 10 months. Of whom, 12 students (banking and finance, business, information technology major) received financial support from Bac A Bank, 3 students (medical and social major) received financial support from Dai-ichi Life Vietnam, 10 students (technical and social major) received financial support from some other organizations and individuals. This scholarship has partly helped students to reduce financial pressure, better finance their living expenses and make them feel secure to pursue their dreams.

2. Coaching knowledge and skills to assist in learning, scientific research, and career development

The first training course of DynaGen Initiative was held on October 6, 2019, with the topic "Understanding yourself and Managing goals". The training course was led by Coach Ms. Tran Thi Khanh is the CEO of Viet Nhat Link Joint Stock Company (VIJA Link) and TOP ONE Group Joint Stock Company. Through the training session, DynaGen Initiative students have been equipped with new knowledge about successful thinking, leadership skills, and goal setting methods. Evaluating after the training session, Mrs. Khanh commented “DynaGen’s students were very active and open. They were ready to share their knowledge to create an ecosystem for mutual development."

On December 15, 2019, a training course on soft skills under the topic of "Study to Success" was organized with the participation of Coach Ms. Mai Thuy Hang (Human Resources Department, Sun Group) and Coach Mr. Le Minh Dung (Head of Recruitment Consulting Department, Navigos Search). At the end of the session, students have received new knowledge on ways to create a compelling CV, build personal images in front of employers' eyes, interview experiences and grasp the skills to build relationships and adapt to a new working environment.

3. Organizing seminars, workshops, forums, networking between students and scientists, experts, businessmen, and alumni.

Following DynaGen Initiative's training series, the Workshop "Trends in the labor market and the path of career development" was held on November 16, 2019, with the participation of experts: Ms. Vu Thu Hang (Communications Manager of North Asia Commercial Joint Stock Bank, Ms. Mai Thuy Hang (Human Resources Department, Sun Group), Ms. Ma Thi Hien (Recruitment Consulting Manager, Navigos Search) and 48 students. Through the workshop, students have access to information on career trends of the labor market in the current period and the next 4 years, effective job search channels, necessary skills for students, etc.

“Every day coming the DynaGen Initiative is a day of learning and accumulating new knowledge, for me this is amazing. The stories, knowledge, and information that coaches shared during the seminar have helped us to firmly believe in ourselves and prepare ourselves so that we will not be afraid of hardships and be able to grasp opportunities to achieve our dreams. It's hard to say which part excites me the most, because they each different in their ways, thus giving us a holistic, honest view of the path, they have come across, the knowledge, the skills we lack. I understand that, do your best at the present then success will come. I believe so”- shared by Nguyen Minh Thuy - Vietnam National University of Agriculture.

4. Introducing - connecting students to employers

Through the project activities, it has introduced and connected DynaGen Initiative students to businesses who are partners of the project. This has created learning, internship and practice opportunities for students such as 2 students received a full Japanese scholarship of Vietnam Japan Link Joint Stock Company, 6 students became collaborators of "I'm Powerful" project of Care International in Vietnam, 10 students were given opportunity to join the Office Tour program of Navigos Group, etc. In addition, many sponsors of the project have pledged to give priority in recruiting DynaGen students if they meet the requirements.

5. Others activities

In October 2019, 6 DynaGen Initiative students became collaborators of the project "I'm Strong" in 2019-2020. This is a project of CARE International's Urban Vulnerable Population Program in Vietnam, a project aimed at improving the quality of women's working life in the garment industry. Through this project, factory female workers will be supported in exercising their rights and improving their welfare both inside and outside the factories. Collaborators will be the supporters of the organization and assisting capacity building process of "I'm Powerful" groups of the Project. This is a valuable opportunity for DynaGen students to improve practical skills at work, participate in the implementation of a development project, and contribute to the community thus aligning with DynaGen's set out goal.

Within the training program of DynaGen Initiative, volunteer activities for the community were implemented. On November 1, 2019, as a volunteer, students of DynaGen, together with For Vietnamese Stature Foundation (VSF) and TH Group, implemented the "Green Living - Responsible Living" Program at Xuan Nha Kindergarten, Van Ho district, Son La province. The program granted 100 blankets, 145 coats, 310 slippers, over 300 sleeping pillows, a nutritious vegetable garden, books, toys, and warm milk glasses. DynaGen Initiative volunteers have personally decorated the campus and organized games for the children. This trip was one of the students' experiences on the goal of "living responsibly with the community". Ms. Moc Lan - one of the students shared: “The trip helped us to understand and sympathize with the difficult life of poor people in the mountainous village and experience the unprecedented things I have never had at school”.

It is expected that in the next period, the project will continue to implement skills training courses for students, along with volunteer programs on the occasion of the Lunar New Year to allow students to spread love and contribute to the community and society.

For Vietnamese Stature Foundation (VSF) would like to thank GlobalGiving for supporting us and we hope to continue to receive your support in the future.

Training course with the topic "Managing goals"
Training course with the topic "Managing goals"
Training course "Study to Success"
Training course "Study to Success"
The Workshop "Trends in the labor market"
The Workshop "Trends in the labor market"
Students became collaborators of CARE
Students became collaborators of CARE
Volunteer activities for the community
Volunteer activities for the community

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Oct 21, 2019

Summary report of Phase #3 (2019)

Knowledge contest between workers
Knowledge contest between workers

Regarding fundraising activities, during this reporting period, we received an additional $50 from an individual sponsor, raising the total amount raised through Global Giving to $629.9.

As for the implementation of activities, the review workshop and knowledge contest, which was held on August 17, 2019, officially closed activities in phase 3 of the project.

Compared to the time frame set out, the project's activities ended before the time being actively implemented by local partners, along with the enthusiastic response of companies as well as workers.

Here are the results that the project has achieved:

- Training for trade union officials and health workers:

  • 50 participants have been trained on information skills related to nutrition, reproductive health and mental health.
  • 50 participants have been trained on social marketing of birth control pill and condom

- Communication for employees: 3,138 turn of workers attended 20 communications sessions on mental health, reproductive health and nutrition for women of reproductive age as well as children in the golden age.

- Mobile reproductive health examination: 800 female workers have been examined and advised, of which 123 cases have been found to be infected and abnormal in the reproductive tract. This activity received coordination and professional assurance from the Vinh Phuc Center for Disease Control and a private clinic.

- Social marketing of birth control pill and condom: 1,620 workers in 10 companies have access to marketing activities, of which 4 companies have officially placed orders to redistribute to workers.

- Knowledge contest and project summation conference: 60 delegates including trade union officials at all levels, workers, experts and press agencies attended. The participants in this activity not only review their knowledge but also entertain themselves after stressful working days.

Share thoughts on the results that the project has brought, Ms. Nguyen Thi Thuy Ha, Vice Chairman of Trade Union of Vinh Phuc Province, said that “the project has helped workers, especially female workers, know how to protect themselves, contributing to creating future generations to meet the requirements of integration and development of the country. The Trade Union of Vinh Phuc province hopes to continue to accompany the project in the next stages”.

With the results achieved, and with the support of donors, we will implement phase 4 of the project in 2020. We will introduce in detail the activities of phase 4 in the next report. We hope that our sponsors will continue to accompany us on this project.

DKT sponsor attended a communications session
DKT sponsor attended a communications session
A communications session on mental health
A communications session on mental health

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    Sep 20, 2019

    Closing report of Daily School Milk Project

    Picture for closing report
    Picture for closing report

    Dear our sponsors and whom it may concern,

    In June 2017, the project "Daily School Milk for 300 Poor Children in Vietnam" was officially launched on Global Giving platform with the desire to connect resources around the world to improve the malnutrition and micronutrient deficiencies of poor children.

    The project has received the attention and support of many individuals in Vietnam and internationally. As of June 30, 2019, the project has received $7,574.53 via Global Giving platform. In addition, the project also held an offline fundraising event on October 22, 2017 in Hanoi with more than 3,000 participants. Through this event, the project received a total grant of $16,601. With a total fund of $24,175.53, VSF donated 88,000 glasses of school milk to poor children in Quy Hop district.

    According to the evaluation report of the local authorities, the health of the beneficiary children has improved significantly compared to before drinking milk, such as the child has a good growth in height and weight, less illness, and malnutrition rate decreases, etc.

    Here are some specific sharing from local authorities and beneficiary families:

    -       “I loves going to school, even when I am sick because going to school means drinking milk” –  A 4-year-old boy in Chau Cuong commune, Quy Hop district said. His mother said “My family is very poor and often only eats vegetables. Thanks to the school milk program, Chieu is no longer lack of nutrients; thus, he has enough energy to go to school and play with friends.”

    -       VVQ, a student of Grade 4, Thai Quang village, Chau Thai commune, Quy Hop district, whose mother died from an early age, said: "I am very happy to go to school and can drink school milk. Previously, my family often had to fast for breakfast, dinner was not enough sometimes. My family only has one meal with omelet for the whole week. I hope all the poor children will receive nutritional support as we do. "

    -       Deputy Director of Nghe An Department of Education and Training, said: “We appreciate the efforts of VSF in increasing the opportunity to drink school milk for poor children”

    In the 2019-2020 school year, the government of Nghe An province has announced to stop the implementation of a school milk program across the province in order to evaluate the results and develop the next plan. Therefore, VSF has just decided to close this project.

    The raised funds from July 1 (USD 700) so far will be transferred to the new project that VSF will submit in September. It is a project calling for funding to donate fresh milk to children with serious diseases. The deployment site will be nationwide. Quarterly, VSF will organize milk giving activities for these children.

    Thank you all for your interest and support. We pledge to continue to be an effective and reputable charity foundation in Vietnam

    Best regards,

    For Vietnamese Stature Foundation (VSF) - The Best Non-Profit Organization of the Year 2019 (by Asia Philanthropy Award)

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    School Milk Giving activity
    School Milk Giving activity
    Visit a primary school in Quy Hop
    Visit a primary school in Quy Hop
    School Milk Giving activity in Quy Hop district
    School Milk Giving activity in Quy Hop district
     
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