Capacity Building Workshop & Reception – Houston, TX – January 2010

VANGO Network  cordially invites you to the Regional Meeting & Capacity Building Workshop and Reception

8:30AM- 5:30PM
Stafford Primary School – 1625 Staffordshire Road, Stafford, Tx 77477


Session 1 – Social Intelligence and the Principles of Leadership
Dr. John Nguyen, Founder and Principle Partner of Lighthouse Leadership, faculty of
Institute for Civic Education in Vietnam (ICEVN) will provide practical training on
leadership development for NGOs.

Session 2 – VA NGOs and Initiatives on Health –
Almost all members of VA NGO Network have served children for many years and are
directly responsible for children health & well beings. The session introduces some
member organizations work on health, safe schools and their independent efforts, with
the goals to establish common threads to collaborate on joint projects for 2010-11. The
session will place different emphasis on pre-K and K-12 children. Panelists include Ms.
Tran Kim Anh (Pacific Links Foundation), Dr. Quynh Kieu & Mr. Richard Levine (Project
VietNam Foundation), Mr. Tuan Dao (Sunflower Mission), Ms. Cathy Lam (Our1World).
Session will be facilitated by Ms. Anhlan Nguyen of the Vietnamese Culture & Science

Session 3 – VA NGO Network’s Initiatives on Health Education –
Whereas the first session places focus on the child development, the second session is
devoted toward establishing projects that promotes health education, and the Network’s
role in facilitating the VA NGO Network Initiatives on Health. What can all Network
members bind together and promise to do within own capacity & projects? Panelists
include Ms. Thien-Nhien Luong (Friends of Hue Foundation), Ms. Binh Rybacki (Children of
Peace International), and Dr. Quynh Kieu (Project VietNam Foundation). Session will be
facilitated by Mr. Son Michael Pham of Kids Without Borders.

6:30PM – 10:00pm
4615 Belle Park Dr. – Houston, Texas 77072

The Vietnamese Culture & Science Association, jointly sponsored by Sunflower Mission,
will host a reception in celebration of the Strength of Many, the Heart of One. This is an
occasion for organizations in the region to come meet other members of the Network
locally and also throughout the United States, or individuals interested in volunteering
with one of the many organizations to be present.
The Meeting & Reception are free and opened to all VA NGO Network Members and
Friends. We would like to encourage new organizations working in Vietnam to take the
opportunities to come learn about the VA NGO Network and its planned activities in 2010
to serve members and NGOs.
Event Sponsors: Vietnamese Culture & Science Association, Sunflower Mission, Institute
for Civic Education in Vietnam, and the VA NGO Network.
Organization Participants: Children of Peace International, Friends of Hue Foundation,
Kids Without Borders, Our 1 World, Pacific Links Foundation, and Project VietNam