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I. II. III. Overview of Vietnam Youth Forum 2010 ............................................................... 3 Applicant selection process...................................................................................... 4 Vietnam Youth Forum 2010 Agenda ....................................................................... 5 III.1. Day 1: Opening Day and Culture Day ...................................................... 5 III.2. Day 2: Education Day ............................................................................... 8 III.3. Day 3: Environment Day ........................................................................ 11 III.4. Day 4: Economic Day ............................................................................. 14 III.5. Day 5: Action Day .................................................................................. 17 IV. V. VI. Outcome of Vietnam Youth Forum 2010 .............................................................. 19 Results and Networks ............................................................................................ 20 Areas for improvements ......................................................................................... 22 Credits .................................................................................................................... 23
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VYF 2010 continues following the general goals of Vietnam Youth Forum: Help VYF participants broaden and deepen their knowledge of social issues. Develop essential skills: leadership. Coming from more than 10 provinces. Overview of Vietnam Youth Forum 2010: Vietnam Youth Forum 2010 (VYF 2010) occurred in the period of 05 days from July 18th to July 22nd. VYF 2010 also brings up the necessity and significance of individual change in each Vietnamese young person in order to contribute to the development of the whole society. 28 participants full of concerns about sustainable development for Vietnam in the future have gathered to communicate. Not only discusses the new challenges that Vietnam is facing in such a dynamic world. teamworking… Equip VYF participants with knowledge. raise awareness of the world and the passion to learn and contribute for the community. presentation. awareness and essential skills for starting and running a project that will generate postitive changes for the community and society. 2010 in Dai Lai.I.Vietnam Youth Forum All inquiries should be sent to Đỗ Sơn Hải – sonhaido54@gmail. Create a network of passionate and committed young leaders. Vinh Phuc. Knowledge Awareness Skills Networks Determination & Inspiration Copyrights © 2010 .com Trang Action for Change 3 . discuss and learn about the contemporary issues that Vietnam and the world are facing as well as the role of Vietnamese youth in the development of the country. The theme of VYF 2010 is: “Youth – The Seed of Changes”. Me Linh. organization.
After a long process of evaluating application forms as well as organizing interviews in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh city. Khanh Hoa… Continuing with of aim of diversifying the participants of VYF. the Organizing Committee has tried our best to provide financial support for people in need. Da Lat. The financial package ranges from 500. Information about VYF was widely spread on many popular online forums. Selection Process: The selection process for Vietnam Youth Forum 2010 was from May 17th 2010 to June 15th 2010. Organizers. Can Tho. bringing the real voices of Vietnamese young people from all over Vietnam.200.000VND to 1. Dak Lak.000VND. websites and social networks such as Facebook. Ho Chi Minh city. participants posing for a photo with two guest speakers Copyrights © 2010 .Vietnam Youth Forum All inquiries should be sent to Đỗ Sơn Hải – sonhaido54@gmail.II. official forums of different high schools and universities in Vietnam. Vietabroader. the organizing committee has chosen 30 participants from many provinces: Hanoi. Almost 150 application forms were received from many places across the country.com Trang 4 .
The speech helped address the theme of this year’s Forum. together found their mutual characteristics as well as the unique trait of each person. They all then agreed on the importance of personal changes in the process of creating greater social changes. on the topic of the need of Changes from Youths and keys to be successful in life. Participants shared their stories of failures openly. The second topic of the discussion was about facing failures – something that any youths could experience on their path to ultimate success.Vietnam Youth Forum All inquiries should be sent to Đỗ Sơn Hải – sonhaido54@gmail. Luu Duc Hiep – the co-founder of Greenocom Company. The second activity was a round-table discussion on “The Changes of Youths”. then. guest lecture.To help participants recognize important working skills .To help participants embark in typical VYF activities: group discussion. Upon their arrivals.To help participants get to know others and prepare for further days of the Forum Despite the bad weather condition. Thao and gain deeper understanding of her speech. participants were handed their name badges. Following the Opening Ceremony was a speech from Ms. creative activities . Participants in turn introduced themselves. Two small ice-breakers were held before the Forum officially started in order to get the participants ready for the program. Thao’s speech.To help participants understand the vision and mission of Vietnam Youth Forum .com 5 . The group activity “Portrait of a Vietnamese youth” helped participants to express their views on their own generation of Vietnamese. folders and other VYF merchandise.1. Trang Copyrights © 2010 . Participants had opportunities to share their perspectives on personal changes. Activities: III. there was Q&A session for the participants to raise questions for Ms. The Opening Ceremony was held formally with the Opening speech from Doctor Nguyen Duc Thanh – representative from the legal patron of VYF 2010. in continuation of the spirit of Ms. Day 1 – Opening Ceremony and Culture Day Goal: . They all showed positive view and ready to face failures.III. They handed in participation fee and their Terms and Condition Agreement signed by their legal guardians. travel for participants from Hanoi to Dai Lai as well as logistic preparation (venue. After that. Nguyen Thi Thu Thao – Head representative of The Vietnam Veterans of America Foundation (VVAF). The last activity of the morning was a short speech on the definition of social entrepreneurship from Mr. foods and accommodation) were very well operated following pre-set timeline.
cuisines.Vietnam Youth Forum All inquiries should be sent to Đỗ Sơn Hải – sonhaido54@gmail.After lunch. cultural conflict and traditional villages. religion. for example: preserving ancient Portrait of a young Vietnamese artifacts.com Trang 6 . Festival Long Bien Bridge Memory. communication culture. Five random groups were given five topics: communication culture. Participants got to practice different working skills. A few intensity of actual running and facilitating new theme for participants. Organizers had difficulties in bonding with Copyrights © 2010 . participants discussed the ways to define “Vietnamese culture”. every group astonished its audiences with carefully planned plays that highly reflected their respective topic. Culture was still a need more time for further understanding. Even with a short time for preparation. participants were not contributed positively to the Forum’s activities. Nguyen Nga once again wrapped up the definition of culture and related areas. she focused in the strengths and challenges facing Vietnamese culture. The speech from Ms. They were bonded and ready for the next day of the Forum. They were also equipped with knowledge on culture and inspired to further research on the topic. Organizers were not well adapted to the Things that need improvements: the activities and discussions. After that. First of all. the content of the day shifted in Culture theme with three main activities. Following was group discussions on five typical areas of a culture: religions. Results: The participants were familiarized with the vision and mission of the Forum: they understood the importance of personal changes and facing failures. Another activity that helped participants to approach culture was “Cultural Sketches”. She also introduced participants to happening cultural projects. reading. arts and festivals. they would participants.
each participant realize his responsibility in the improvement of the academic environment in his/ her own school. participants were divided into three groups to discuss three elements: the society.com Trang 7 . in general. its components and influence. After Sketching One’s Academic Environment. over-pressure during exams.Vietnam Youth Forum All inquiries should be sent to Đỗ Sơn Hải – sonhaido54@gmail. In the next group activity. each participant shared his/ her personal experience on his/ her own academic environment. and the self. Nhóm kịch tình huống được khán giả yêu thích nhất: Tín ngường – Tôn giáo Copyrights © 2010 . the academic environment in Vietnam still create numerous advantages for students.III. the school administration and faculty. participants agreed on the definition of “academic enviroment” and the influences on its status. Next.2. the grading system. This activity helped participants understand in depth the influences of each element and realize the responsibility of students in the improvement of his/ her own academic environment. Each group delineated the role each element plays in forming the academic environment of students. Consequently. Teachers’ expertise. They concluded: despite rare exceptions of devoted teachers or support of school administrations and parents. and outdated curricula were among the participants’ top concerns. Day2 – Education Day: Goal: Participants have a multiperspective view of the academic environment in Vietnam.
the school.com Trang 8 . The participants were greatly inspired and became determined to bring about change.Vietnam Youth Forum All inquiries should be sent to Đỗ Sơn Hải – sonhaido54@gmail. Prof. Ho Ngoc Dai was a memorable experience for all the participants.The groups’ of Time 08:0008:10 08:1009:25 09:3010:15 10:3011:45 11:4513:00 13:0013:30 13:3014:15 14:15- presentations their discussions many Warm-up Activity received compliments from Prof. but take an Prof. Copyrights © 2010 .” Students should not simply accept what is accessible to them. Besides. he wanted to send to the participants a message: “Everyone always needs to think about tomorrow – to work to create what is not available yet. one of the guest speakers of the Improvisation: Your daily schedule day. Dai also shared his difficulties and ambitions in the process of creating a model school in Vietnam. Through personal experience and familiar but profound stories. Lunch break Guest speaker: Tran Thien Minh and the 10+ group creativity. The talk with Prof. Ho Ngoc Dai. and the self on students’ academic environment Guest speaker: Prof. Ho Ngoc Dai on Students’ responsibility in the improvement of their academic environment. Ho Ngoc Dai sharing his experience active role of in the the improvement academic environment. he added. but also the participants’ awareness of their responsibility in creating changes. thanks to not only their Discussion: Changing one’s academic environment Project brainstorming: Changing the academic Discussion: The roles of the society.
Vietnam Youth Forum All inquiries should be sent to Đỗ Sơn Hải – sonhaido54@gmail. thinking in different perspectives. They became optimistic as they found solutions to their mentioned through concerns earlier. the conversation with Tran Thien Minh. the society. Results: Participants gained a multiperspective view of three elements. the afternoon guest speaker – a founder of 10+ group (a group which directs the New Student Orientation Program of the Foreign Language School). The day ended with a field trip to Huong Canh traditional ceremics village in Vinh Phuc. Therefore.The afternoon started off with a round-table discussion. the improvement of the self: from enhancing one’s skill. All agreed that students can take an active role in the improvement of his/ her academic environment. and the self on one’s academic environment. This was not only an opportunity for the participants to get to know an unconventional academic experience through exploring the history and current difficulties of the village. answered the question: “After improving one’s own academic environment.and/ or co-curricular activities. goals. and difficulties in carrying out the program. the participants came up with their plans to better their personal academic environments. Facilitators need to direct the discussions so such digressions do not happen.com 9 . sometimes participants digressed into policymaking which they themselves are not in control of. then expand it to their schools Things that need improvements: during the discussions. Next. how to expand the improvement to the whole school?” Listening to Minh sharing her motivations. note-taking studying independently through the internet and other outside Participants in Huong Canh traditional ceramics village sources. Trang Copyrights © 2010 . many participants came up with their own ideas of projects that can better their own schools’ academic environments. the school. as the participants created their plans to change their academic environments. to improving one’s soft skills by partaking in extra.
such as drawings. graphs. VYP 350 Summary Dinner Break Skill Workshop registration Study Workshop (2 sessions) portrayed them in visual forms. especially during discussions with guest speakers. Copyrights © 2010 . . B. Live & Learn. After reading these handouts. The task of each group was to assemble knowledge their from Finally. This year’s Environment Day began with a PowerPoint presentation on biodiversity. and mindmaps. The presentation was intended for participants to learn basic knowledge of biodiversity in order to utilize other activities.III.3: Day 3 – Environment Day: Goal: The main theme of this year’s Environment Day is: biodiversity. the links between humans and the environment. its importance and essential information about biodiversity in Vietnam. and 3. RAECP. and the mandate to the protection of the environment. each group summarized contents the and Time 08:15-08:30 08:30-09:50 10:00-10:15 10:15-10:25 10:25-11:25 12:00-13:00 13:00-13:15 13:15-14:25 14:30-15:20 15:20-15:30 15:30-16:30 16:30-16:45 18:30-19:15 19:15-19:25 19:25-20:30 Activity An overview of Biodiversity Picturing Biodiversity Discussion: the interconnection between biodiversity and climate change An overview of climate change Group activity: the effects of climate change Lunch break Video: the current state of the environment in Vietnam Group work: Projects to improve the environments in rural and urban areas Guest speaker: Prof. 2. In the first part.com Trang 10 the readings in the first part into a unified picture of biodiversity with all three aspects. they can create solutions to current environmental problems in Vietnam’s urban and rural areas. Next.Vietnam Youth Forum All inquiries should be sent to Đỗ Sơn Hải – sonhaido54@gmail. Using their creativity and project-building skill. the participants had the chance to look at the pictures of other groups and listen to their presentation of their biodiversity pictures. Truong Quang Hoc – the impact of climate change on biodiversity in Vietnam Break Guest speakers: Saigon 350. Participants gain knowledge of biodiversity and its interconnection with climate change. climate change. Each group was assigned reading handouts on one aspect of biodiversity: the evaluation of biodiversity and the value of biodiversity. The first group activity was “Picturing Biodiversity” with two main parts. biodiversity in Vietnam and causes of deterioration of biodiversity in Vietnam. the deterioration of biodiversity and causes. they were divided into three groups 1. the participants were divided into three new groups A. and C.
Ideas were then presented to everyone. Fruits of efficient teamwork especially in Hanoi and Ho Chi minh City.com Trang 11 . The two top concerns of the participants were education on personal hygiene for children and students in rural areas and garbage allocations in urban areas. including the Copyrights © 2010 .Next. animals. four aspects Maximum concentration on group activity representing environmental affected by climate change: plants. They then worked together to come up with ideas for a campaign to find the solution to one of these concerns. unprocessed garbage. an environmental group founded by several participants of VYF ’09. The video assembled different images of the escalating pollution in Ho Chi Minh City: water pollution. After the lunch break. filthy air. or images. Within 35 minutes. they were divided into four groups. graphs. the participants joined in a round-table discussion with their knowledge of climate change and the interconnection between and biodiversity change. the participants watched a short video by members of Saigon 350. The participants from rural areas also then listed top concerns about the environment in rural and urban Vietnam in general. all four groups finished their discussions and presented their knowledge in the forms of drawings. The participants then had the chance to share their opinions and experience on environmental problems in urban areas.Vietnam Youth Forum All inquiries should be sent to Đỗ Sơn Hải – sonhaido54@gmail. and noise pollution. climate Then. earth – water – air environment and human lifestyle.
thinking. critical constructive criticism. Some ideas needs to be more practical. Results: Participants gained essential scientific knowledge of current Things that need improvements: the number of group activities needs to be reduced so participants can focus more on self-improvements. environmental issues. Professor Truong Quang Hoc. so they could understand at depth bout the importance of biodiversity as well as its interconnection and its deterioration. His speech provided the participants with expert knowledge of the issues.com Trang 12 . The last activity of the day was a friendly conversation between the participants with other guest speakers. using their creativity as well as inspirations from the guest speakers. Copyrights © 2010 . At the same time. The guest speakers shared with participants the experience on carrying out their projects. they also trained their soft skills such as teamwork. but also inspiring stories that motivated the participants to push their ideas further. all of who are young leaders in environmental activism: Ms. Compliments as well as constructive criticisms were given out. Hoang Duc Minh – Director of Raising Awareness of the Environment and Climate Change Program. He was also the Director of the Natural Resources and Environment Research Center at Hanoi National University. Le Thuy Dung and Nguyen Hong Cam – members of VYF ’09 and founders of Saigon 350 and 350 VYP (Vietnam Youth Projects) respectively. The group activity was followed by a speech on the interconnection between biodiversity and climate change by one of the guest speakers.organizers and guest speakers. Moreover. many participants came up with specific plans to carry out their projects. presentation. Do Van Nguyen – Director of Live & Learn Center. A prominent scientist in Vietnam. he has been teaching at Hanoi University of Natural Science.Vietnam Youth Forum All inquiries should be sent to Đỗ Sơn Hải – sonhaido54@gmail.
study.Vietnam Youth Forum All inquiries should be sent to Đỗ Sơn Hải – sonhaido54@gmail. Made in Vietnam. and consumers. . Mr. presentation helped the participants to understand the criteria by which the development of an economy is assessed.Vinamilk.To train participants on important skills that are practical for everyday life. foreign investors. including critical thinking skill. Presentation skills Skills Marketplace activity was speeches by economic experts. Dr. in the relation with other components of the economy.III.To improve awareness about the role of individuals in consuming domestic – imported products. the participants could better evaluate Vietnamese economy.a short presentation on distinguishing different terms: “growth”. team work and presentation skills. Media works. analyzing skill. debate skill.com Trang 13 . 28 participants were divided into four groups. thus. The second activity was team working that aimed at improving the knowledge of the participants on the components of the Vietnamese economy. each of which played a role as a component of the economy. . Nguyen Duc Thanh provided the Copyrights © 2010 . as well as researches.4. “development” and The “sustainable developments”. The third Time 08:1008:25 08:2509:05 09:05-09:55 09:5510:25 10:35-12:00 Activity Fundemental Economic Terms Group work: challenges of Vietnam’s today economy Guest speakers: the current state of Vietnam’s economy and the government’s responsibility Discussion: Vietnamese’s preference of imported products Debates: 1/ Vietnamese only buy Vietnamese products. The mission of each group was to depict an activity of an economic component that influenced the Vietnamese economy positively or negatively. Under the perspective of a policy researcher. on the setbacks of Vietnamese economy. The day started with an activity that provided general knowledge . 2/ Businesses are responsible of boosting domestic consumption Lunch Group work – Case study: The keys of success . domestic businesses. Day 4: Economic Day: Goals: -To provide knowledge on the Vietnamese economy (basic macroeconomic knowledge and how to choose the best strategy for economy development of Vietnam). including the government and businesses. Trung Nguyen. including: government. Pho 24 and Tan Hiep Phat Guest speaker: Do Tien Long on “How imported products are dominating the market” Group work Day evaluation Dinner Registration for Skills Marketplace: Time Management. 12:00-13:00 13:00-13:45 13:4514:45 14:45-15:45 15:45-16:00 18:30-19:15 19:15-19:25 19:25-20:30 Nguyen Duc Thanh Do and Tien Long.
The speeches of the guest speakers provided the participants with interesting and useful information. Trung Nguyen. The start of the afternoon activities was a chance for participants to play the role of business managers.Vietnam Youth Forum All inquiries should be sent to Đỗ Sơn Hải – sonhaido54@gmail. Many participants raised questions or directly discussed with the guest speakers. The groups chose one of four factors (4P – Product. of a under the perspective businessman. business. Participants were provided into four groups. participants were forced to think deeper and critically to reason and prove their points. especially China. Therefore. Price. but at the same time listened to their counter to then.com Trang 14 . and analyzed in details the role of the market in the development of an economy. Placement. Made in Vietnam. Through the process. there has to be a shift in the economic structure that magnifies the role of the market. government) in this issue. Pho 24 and Tan Hiep Phat. Mr. presented the setbacks that rooted from Mr. Each side proved their point of view. Promotion) to analyze: Copyrights © 2010 . The two guest speakers both concluded that in order for Vietnam’s economy to continue its growth. The forth activity started approaching the main theme of Economy Day: domestic – imported products. each of which worked together to find out the key to success of each of five Debate! most excellent domestic trades: Vinamilk. First. Nguyen Duc Thanh sharing his knowledge of Vietnam’s economic history the differences between Vietnamese culture and history and those of other countries. The debates were exciting and intense. they were divided into five groups.participants with information on the history of Vietnamese economy. present proper response. taking two debates on: Vietnamese only use Vietnamese products and Businesses are responsible of boosting domestic consumption. they learnt to think critically to understand the role of individuals (consumers. Do Tien Long.
which provided every participant with a general view on the key to success of domestic businesses. The participants then gained their understandings the role of each component in the trend of consuming imported goods among Vietnamese. government. Finally. causing difficulties for the disadvantaged side. together make right decisions while consuming goods. In the sixth activity. Their mission was to develop policy help their trades to win those five trades. Some groups even came up with an audacious idea of setting up new trades with their own strength to attract consumers. the groups presented their work to others.which factor played the biggest role in the success of the trades and which policy of the trades led to their success. so that the participants could attain more practical insights. participants changed their role – they became the competitors of the above trades.Vietnam Youth Forum All inquiries should be sent to Đỗ Sơn Hải – sonhaido54@gmail. The organizers hope that the participants would share their knowledge with their community. Results: Each participant was updated on the development of Vietnamese economy through guest speakers and other participants.com Trang 15 . business and Things that need improvements: The topics of debates were not fair enough for both debate sides. Copyrights © 2010 . There should be more helps from experts during the fifth and sixth activities on learning about domestic successful trades. Every participant got the chance to share what they earned throughout the day. Thus. the groups also analyzed the setbacks of those trades and how to improve them. they could understand the setbacks of the economy and how to improve them. Finally. Basing on previous analysis. the groups came up with creative strategies to improve their advantages and weaken their competitors at their setbacks. On consuming domestic – imported products. a variety of activities helped the participants to see the issue under different perspectives of: consumers. Economy day ended with a wrap-up activity. Besides.
After that. Nguyen Minh Ngoc and Ms.com Trang 16 . of which each participant was an indispensable part. creating an “emo-web’. Day 5: Action Day: Goals: Participants discussed with The 5th day of the Forum was started with a team-builder called “Emo-web”. Then. Nguyen Minh Ngoc – Founding member of Vietnam Youth Web shared with the participants their experiences on carrying out social projects. made questions relating to projects they were building to get advices from guest speakers. Phan Dieu Linh – Founding members of Vietnam Youth Web) for troubleshooting and feedbacks. Meaningfully closing the 5-day Forum. project groups started presenting their project ideas to the Forum and Board of Consultants (including Ms. project groups resumed their work to present their ideas to the Forum and completing VYProject Application Form. during which participants shared their future plans after Time 08:00-08:45 08:45-10:15 10:15-11:45 11:45-13:00 13:00-14:00 14:00-14:30 Activity Emo-web Discussion: Yes. Mr. Copyrights © 2010 . we can! Lunch Project presentations Discussion: Q&A on projects. they can! Group work: Yes. 14:30-15:15 VYF. how to build projects on different scale and with different sources of support. Participants all expressed their hope to keep in touch and further develop projects after VYF. Each answer was addressed to different person in the circle.III. Do Thieu Minh – Manager of Heal the World Group Project and Ms. On the same day. VYF and VYWeb Closing Ceremony guest speakers on building and running social projects. After lunch. the project groups presented their project ideas to the Forum and received feedbacks from other groups and Organizers. the two Emo-web connecting participants of VYF 2010 guest speakers listened to brief introduction on the projects that participants were building and the obstacles in developing their projects.Vietnam Youth Forum All inquiries should be sent to Đỗ Sơn Hải – email@example.com.
creating a unique learning environment for Vietnamese youth where they can meet.Vietnam Youth Forum All inquiries should be sent to Đỗ Sơn Hải – sonhaido54@gmail. Outcome of VYF 2010: Continuing the spirit of VYF 2008 and 2009. Results: Discussions with guest speakers was inspiring and helpful for project groups to develop their projects. the role of students in dealing with problems in education. they have built projects that will generate positive changes for the society.The project ideas were presented in the following order: TEDxVietnam Youth Forum in the Central Highlands 2011 My Vietnam Improving the quality of public WC and Raising awareness on using WC in primary students Sharinglife The groups presented their ideas as well as expressing their need for support from Vietnam Youth Web to successfully implement the projects. environment. VYF 2010 has succeeded in achieving our goals. Together. education. Project groups presented their ideas well with detailed information. economic: the advantages and challenges of contemporary Vietnamese culture. guest speakers and participants was followed by Farewell party.com Trang 17 . the latest information and overviews of some issues in different fields: culture. The project groups’ presentations were wordy. Timeline was not strictly followed. Things that need improvements: The mixed feelings of the last day of the Forum among the participants did not help the Day to start fast. IV. One of our great accomplishments is that the participants have realized the value of individual changes in creating bigger changes for the society. taking up presentation time of other groups and the Closing Ceremony. the guest speakers and other specialists. The program has received positive comments from the participants. which resulted in illogical time distributions among activities. . exchange knowledge and learn from each other. The forum has provided the participants with the basic knowledge. degradation of Copyrights © 2010 . The Closing Ceremony with Closing speeches from Organizers.
social activists to the participants: Live&Learn organization. Some of the guests are Ms. Festival “The memoir of Long Bien bridge” project. a new family has been formed. Nguyen Hong Cam (VYF 2009. Moreover. Nguyen Vu Hanh Dung and Ms. The forum has also narrowed down the information gap by providing the information and opportunities offered by different organizations. Nguyen Minh Ngoc (founders of VYF). Right after VYF 2010. V.biodiversity and climate change. competition between domestic and imported goods in the Vietnamese economy… Nevertheless. As one. YESE social entrepreneurship.com Trang 18 . the ideas. They have passed on their enthusiasm to the participants. After 5 days working together. 2010 with the participation of more that 70 members of VYF and people that have contributed to the success of VYF. this is just the inspiration and motivation for the participants to carry on their research in these issues. Ms. inspiration as well as the courage to transform their ideas into real actions in the future. a 3-year reunion of Vietnam Youth Forum happened in the evening of July 22nd. Global Changemakers… 40 young people from all over the countries have had the chance to connect with each other. they can create many social projecs that will bring positive changes to Vietnam. project leaders of project 350 in Ho Chi Minh city and Hanoi). the participants can receive knowledge. This not only helps the participants to see the real outcome of VYF but also brings different generations of VYF closer. Le Thuy Dung and Ms. Networks: Connecting: Many former members of the Organzing Committee have been invited to take part in the program as guest speakers. The guest speakers are erudite.Vietnam Youth Forum All inquiries should be sent to Đỗ Sơn Hải – sonhaido54@gmail. The participants have also sharpened the crucial skills needed for an active young person – the necessary tool that they would use a lot while working with their projects. ready to share the thoughts. have had great accomplishments in their respective fields and really care for Vietnamese youth. Eventhough it is just a small gathering in a café with Copyrights © 2010 .
2. the participants of VYF 2010 have constructed five ideas to become VYProjects after the forum.typical VYF activities. be strengthened and brought to reality with actions. Hanoi). Le Tuyet Lan (Hanoi University. VYF 2010 has invested in facilities to record the talks from guest speakers as well as some activities under the form of video archive. USA) and Nguyen Hoang Giang (Hanoi University of Technology. They are: Hoang Tung (Foreign Trade University. creating new friendships.TEDx Vietnam: The project aims at publicizing useful and unique ideas to the community through the orgazation of free talks and presentations. Hanoi). the network of the great family of VYF has been extended and strengthened. Youth Forum in the Central Highlands 2011: The project aims at creating the model of Vietnam Youth Forum in the Central Highlands to fulfill the needs of local young people. Nguyen Bao Long (MacDuffie High School. new partnerships in the future. The ideas will then receive more support. contributing to the development of the community. “My Vienam”: Copyrights © 2010 . Hanoi). 3.Vietnam Youth Forum All inquiries should be sent to Đỗ Sơn Hải – firstname.lastname@example.org Trang 19 . becoming the Organizing Committee of VYF 2010. the Organizing Committee has selected 05 outstanding members to join 03 former organizers. Forwarding: After VYF 2010. This will be a leading model in the Central Highlands – a program for young people organized by young people to help the youth in the Central Highlands to communicate and together contribute to the society. The first TEDx is planned to happen in Hanoi. Hanoi). The information would soon be publish to help people understand more about VYF. Le Quang Anh (National Economics University. 1. VYProjects 2010: During the five days.
Moreover. there are still a lot of rooms for improvement. starting in Ho Chi Minh city. creating clear criteria. change and development. Improving the quality of public WC and Raising awareness on using WC in primary students The education project focuses on health issues. 5. They still lack some skills and experiences that needed to react with very high demands from the participants. Advertisements didn’t cover many means of communications thus the influence was not significant. Areas for Improvements: Although VYF 2010 has accomplished a lot. selecting young people that are potential for the post-forum activities as well as the general development of VYF. aiming at raising the quality of WC in primary schools. Fund-raising works were still small and not professional. Contents: Copyrights © 2010 .com Trang 20 . “Sharinglife”: The project creates for the street children currently attending Mai am tinh thuong 19-5. The selection process for participants needs further consideration. with the aim of creating a good educational environment. besides education for pupils on how to use the WC properly.Vietnam Youth Forum All inquiries should be sent to Đỗ Sơn Hải – sonhaido54@gmail. 4.The project corporate with museums. institutions and culture houses to create a program introducing Vietnamese traditional culture to children through the form of culture classes as an extracurricular activities. Organization: The members of the Organizing Committee were working too independently that made it really difficult to capture the whole picture of works. the volunteers will have the opportunity to gain more life experiences and practice their educational skills. guaranteeing that they will receive the most basic knowledge and skills needed in life. VI.
We hope that VYF will continue sustainably. Some activities were repetitive. boring and lack of creativity. CREDITS The Organizing Committee of VYF 2010 would like to express our sincere gratitude to all individuals.Vietnam Youth Forum All inquiries should be sent to Đỗ Sơn Hải – sonhaido54@gmail. organizations that have supported and helped us in the organization process. without generating any new ideas and did not follow the plan (educational issues). questions. excel itself in all areas to generate more inspiration and innovation within the Vietnamese young generation. All connections. - The format and venue of VYF was inappropriate with the spirit of the youth. Vietnam Youth Forum hopes to continue receiving your support. Some contents were stuck. your ideas. Some decisions were unnecessary and created negative effects. offers and corporations could be sent to Do Son Hai: email@example.com.- Some chosen topics were abstract. planning solutions for possible situations.com Trang 21 . lack of concrete information that is needed in such a short time of VYF. The agenda should be fixed two weeks before VYF in order to provide the organizing committee to have a careful runthrough. Copyrights © 2010 . The connection between days was missing. suggestions and sponsors. for example: cultural issues. - Long agenda from morning to eveing made participants exhausted. Logistics: Logistics took too much time and efforts from the Organizing Committee that led to lower quality of other areas.
com Trang 22 . Participants and organizers Copyrights © 2010 .*All images are courtesy of Dang Huu Dat and Nguyen Huong Lan.Vietnam Youth Forum All inquiries should be sent to Đỗ Sơn Hải – sonhaido54@gmail.