Established in 2014, with the aim to assist pupils who are eager for study could not , Pointcom offering these children opportunities to come to school like other children. In this school year, the center will keep on supporting more than 100 children from the primary to the secondary level.
PointCom teaches general subjects, languages, computer, art,…
The aim of this program is to collaborate with a young Bahnar female to help her make the most of her farmland. As a pilot project, we are testing various farming techniques to learn how such a farm can be profitable as well as setting an example for other farmers from the Kon Tum area’s minorities
As the Point Farming is a sloping surface, like most of farmland operated by minorities, we hope to combine a long-term culture that promotes reforestation and crop-based food that provides income in the shorter term.
PdV is supporting this new farm with a zero-interest rate loan to the young Bahnar female farmer, and sharing our technical advice on the most suitable agricultural practices to ultimately harness the young woman’s farming-management skills.
We believe granting zero-interest rate loans is a perfectly adequate tool to help farmers improve their situation and remain independent. Making a donation may help the farmer one year but we fear not much is learnt for the following year. Yet granting a loan for a project and providing technical support will help the farmers in the long run. Such loans can, for example, help farmers invest in fertilisers and subsequently boost their production. Even though they have to repay the money they borrowed, the farmers will earn a greater income than if they did not use fertilisers.
“Hnam Chang Ngeh” hospitality school was created by Poussières de Vie. It aims at providing high quality training for local young adults for them develop a professional career within the hospitality industry. The school offers hands-on training for the students with its on-site hotel. Director Jean-Louis Vuong is in charge of daily operations.
The school was opened in 2014. The curriculum includes:
1. Learning phase of 6 months in Kon Tum :
General skills (english, mathematics, cultural differences, geography…)
AA Corporation is a big interior fit out and hospitality furniture manufacturer company in Vietnam with established reputation for consistent delivery of cutting edge interior service within the hospitality market. Possessing an expert interior team and extensive fit out experience, the company works for the most prestigious hospitality projects in Vietnam and overseas.
By giving the young people of the Kon Tum Province the opportunity to attend training sessions in this partner’s facilities, they not only learn professional skills in this workmanship but also benefit from English and other suitable classes in order to be able to also work overseas.
The first training session started in February 2017. All the trainees succeeded and are now employed by AACooperation. A second training session started in September 2017.
PdV has built new toilets and new showers with a garden to filter dirty water as part of an eco-friendly project to improve the day-to-day living conditions of 120 children at this orphanage. Two social workers have been employed to take care of the children.
Thoai is a Bahnar woman who makes traditional clothing and accessories using a handmade weaving method. In her shop, she helps women learn how to weave thanks to this traditional process. PdV supports her by helping her sell her products in Vietnam and abroad.
Through working with orphanages and boarding schools in Kon Tum, Poussières de Vie realises the low success rate of students undertaking pre-university examinations, particularly in areas such as mathematics and Vietnamese literature . We offer tutoring to support these students, but we strive to address these issues at an earlier stage.
Therefore, to assist in the intellectual and physical development of children in orphanages Vinh Son (6 in total), Poussières de Vie has put into place a training program to equip young people from the minorities in Kon Tum with BAFA qualifications (a French proficiency certificate as an activity leader). These activities leaders will be trained by experts at the Kon Tum PointCom . The active training promotes teamwork, respect, and trusting relationships between trainers and trainees covering the following areas: communication, management, security, pedagogy, and evaluation skills.
At the end of the training, the trainee will be able to: – oversee and steer daily activities for children; – plan and execute the daily timetables of children; – organise a kid-friendly living space; – enhance children’s development according to age brackets; – respect and teach simple hygiene rules to the children; – ensure the children’ physical and moral security; – write educational projects to define the children’s work objectives; – objectively evaluate the leaders’ and the students’ work; – create tools to encourage children to express themselves daily;
Once the trainees have passed their training and the practical assignments, they will be engaged as activities leaders for the orphanages in Kon Tum, and will receive a remuneration to conduct educational and sports activities for the children.
Our support covers their education and offers job opportunities for young people in an area where high level of unemployment is also an issue.
Training sessions started in 2011 with 12 trainees, 6 of which have successfully accomplished their training, and are currently working as activities leaders in some of the Vinh Son orphanages.
Purpose: PointSport is a PdV-run sports centre located at the Phu Tho Stadium in HCMC District 11. Its overall objective is to allow disadvantaged children to discover, learn and enjoy practicing sports. Ultimately, PdV aims at ensuring societal integration through sports.
Place: Hô Chi Minh
PointSport is the second training centre opened by PdV in HCMC. It aims at helping children from disadvantaged families better integrate into society through sports. The Centre-coordinator, Ms Phuong Anh a Vietnamese social worker, has been working with PdV for over five years.
At PointSport, PdV runs an annual program with sports practice 5 days a week from 8am to 10am. There are currently 30 children enrolled in the program. The coaches are Vietnamese (from the Phu Tho Stadium) and volunteers from abroad. The different sports the children are taught are taekwondo, soccer, volleyball, basketball, swimming, badminton, rugby and athletics.
PdV provides lunch to the children and afternoons are spent studying English and IT.
Two social workers have been employed, resulting in better care for the Vinh Son 2 orphanage’s 200 children. The social workers have organised many activities for the children including going to the zoo, painting a wall mural with an artist, going to watch movies with other young students, dancing evenings etc.