The Cooperation and Development Foundation is an NGO that is working towards a society in which “people” will be brimming of life both physcially and mentally. A society that no longer has poor and vulnerable citizens but rather educated and developed “Global Citizens”. With social equality, the even prosperity and development of Vietnam’s civilization in it’s core values, the Cooperation and Development Foundation has set out to do various activies in collaboration with the Vietnamese government to help Vietnam adapt to the up and coming trend of globalization and intergration found around the world. These activities can be seperated in to multiple phases: A Beginning, A Climax and an End. Very similar to any piece of literacy, there will be a “Development” taken place through out this whole journey.
Our beginning has started with the a newly built model for youth leaders named the “Young Female Leaders Alliance” that took place 4 years ago. This model built an open minded playground for the development of youthful, female leaders, elite individuals and for the representatives of thousands of student clubs, youth clubs around the country. This “playground” supplied to the young generation and society as a whole, the intellegent human sources that have been cultivated and trained in the quintessence of each field, particularly “Media, Leadership and Development” by the “Council of Coach” which is made up by the most successful individuals in every field of society. This has resulted in a significant positive impact on the development of women, young women in particular and in the development of society in general.
Some of the key events were the eloquence competition on the topic of “Honesty” hosted by the Cooperation and Development Foundation in collaboration with VTV6, Gconcept and World Bank which was started on the 20/4/2014 until 30/5/2014. This has gathered hundreds of student representatives from all over the country to give to society their own dynamic, three-dimensional and creative views on societal issues through an “Honest” medium to speak their mind outwards. This series of eloquent events ended in a resounding success by spreading awareness of certain societal problems that exists within today’s younger generation in a more detailed and honest manner. Also the “Young Female Leaders Alliance” has found itself 8 new excellent young leaders through these evemts to help pursue it’s endeavors.
After the first big success, the “Young Female Leaders Alliance” carried out multiple training sessions for the “young female leaders” themselves held by the “Council of Coaches” which included the most successful individuals in each field of society. This includes Mr. Peter Lysholt Hansen, who was the ambassador in office of Vietnam disccussing about certain “hot” topics about politics, enviroment and society with the young leaders. Ms. Phan Thị Thu Hiền, a leading expert on gender logistics at the UNFPA discussing about “gender-specific” topics with the young female leaders. Mr. Tiến, a Sales Consultant with 20 years of experience under his belt, further trained the leaders to be more well-adept and to be more educated in the field of “Sales” and “Marketing”. Mr. Vũ Tuấn Minh, a professional legal counsel for UNDP, talked about the “Rules of Law” with the young leaders. A meet and greet with Mr. Đàm Vĩnh Hưng, a famous Vietnamese singer, was also hosted later on by the Cooperation and Development Foundation for the young leaders where Mr. Đàm talked about “Learning from the Famous”.
On the 28/8/2014, the night time debate event on the topic “Towards the Sea” was succesfully hosted by the “Young Female Leaders Alliance”. Right afterwards, the C&D Foundation took the first leap from the North to South by hosting the very first series of events in collaboration with the World Bank in HCM city for students within the proximity about the topic “Information, Life and Law for the Youth”. A survey and data research paper was also produced for open-use was also produced from this event.
Marking a new year the “Young Female Leaders Alliance” returned with a big event “Going Offshore” at the Hanoi Law University under the supervision of the Cooperation and Developemnt Foundation with the sponsorship of PARAFF. This event included a training session for “The Access of Information for the Young” (the training session was hosted by Professor Hoàng Văn Nghĩa – Vice President at the Institute of Human Right’s Research in HCM City), a eloquence competition on the topic of “The Place for Talent to Thrive”, and another eloquence compeition on the topic of “Youth’s Desire” all taking place at the Hồng Hà hotel in Hanoi. During Febuary a charity event “Love Tet” was held at Vườn Tre 264 Âu Cơ in Hanoi, It was a festival filled with “love” and multiple traditional heritages from different regions all across Vietnam in the past until now. All fees were donated to help minorities in the mountainous areas and this event also helped a lot of people experience Tet in a more traditional and exotic way. Finally the “Youth’s Training” 2015 program hosted by Yculture, Yleader and YthinkTank branched out to 3 different regions in HCM City, Da Nang and Hanoi.
This concluded the major events that sparked the wild success of the “Youth” programmes that the Cooperation and Development Foundation has set out to create ending Phase one of the initial goal. Now begins Phase two! After a … year break, the Foundation is back to fullfilling it’s initial endeavors. This time with an even younger generation all from the root. The program is now mainly to give Primary and Secondary pupils the Leadership experience that will not only help cultivate their skills but also entice them to make it both an educational and fun experience for the young. Look forward to more information coming up!