Capacity Building Workshops – Hue, Vietnam – March 2007

Organized by Trung Tâm Hỗ Trợ Giáo dục Nhân đạo Huế CSECHE and VANGO Network

Monday March 5, 2007

7:30am – 4:30pm

Trung Tâm Giáo dục Nhân đạo Huế

Khu Qui hoạch Nam Vỹ Dạ

Tel & Fax: +84-54-849-567

1. Effective Communication – Presenting You!

Presenter: Bình Nguyễn Rybacki

Knowing how to present you is an important skill to succeed in society. This workshop is offered as part of the capacity building initiative by the VA NGO Network to strengthen individual organizations’ ability to successfully promote their work.

2. Learning through Play

Presenter: Trần Kim Ánh

How does play prepare for learning? How can parents/teachers encourage children’s play? This hands-on workshop will address the importance of play and brain development, while at the same time being sensitive to addressing the challenging behavior of young children.

3. School Health, and Healthcare for Students

Presenter: Quỳnh Kiều, MD

As of July 2006, 41% of Vietnam population is below 18yo, with a school enrollment rate of nearly 94%. In the rural areas, schools represent an ideal setting to assess health status of children, as well as offering beneficial interventions. Project Vietnam has worked in Vietnam since 1996 and evaluated thousands of school children in remote rural areas. Some of the findings support implementation of simple practices which can result in crucial longterm value for school children in most needy areas.

Who should attend?

• Staff/volunteers of NGOs and grassroot organizations working in rural communities, school personnel and all personnel involved with education projects.

• Staff/Volunteers who want to sharpen their skills on how to present or talk to others and/or the media about their work and their nonprofit organizations

• Professionals who want to polish their presentation skills to increase capacity

About the presenters:

Quỳnh Kiều MD is a pediatrician and founder of Project Vietnam, an international health program of the American Academy of Pediatrics California Chapter 4. Project Vietnam brings healthcare assistance to needy rural communities and provides training to healthcare personnel. Twice annually, PV brings teams of volunteers to offer free surgeries to children with eye and facial deformities, and medical exams at commune clinics and rural schools, as well as training for personnel at all levels of the healthcare delivery system.

Mrs. Bình Rybacki has spent over 20 years in the field of providing sales, marketing, media relations training etc. to companies, including big names like Hewlett Packard, Interleaf, Soroptimist International, high schools and colleges in the US. In 1993, she founded Children of Peace International (COPI). COPI provides funding for 14 orphanages and schools that serve more than 5,000 children; it organizes medical mission trips to the orphanages and to rural Vietnamese villages; it builds and supports medical facilities, schools, provides scholarships and micro-loans, and facilitates adoptions.

Mrs. Trần Kim Ánh has extensive experience in conducting Early Childhood & Care Education (ECCE) trainings for parents and teachers. Anh co-founded Pacific Links Foundation (PALS) in 2001. PALS provides numerous IT and ECCE training sessions for more than 2,000 ECE students, child care providers and teachers in Vietnam. PALS’s ADAPT program in collaboration with EMW and ICAN provides scholarships and vocational training for over 1,000 young women and girls at risk of becoming victims to international human trafficking.

Workshops will be held in Vietnamese. Free registration. Space is limited, please register early. Workshops organized by Trung tâm Hỗ trợ Giáo dục Nhân đạo Huế CSECHE, in collaboration with Pacific Links Foundation and VA NGO Network.

About the Vietnamese American NGO Network:

The Network’s mission is to strengthen its member’s abilities to have a broad impact in humanitarian and development work in Vietnam, by building a united voice on issues of common interest, delivering practical benefits and building capacity for member organizations.