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…)
Practical skills (reception, room service, catering, cooking class,…)
Professional skills (professional behaviour, job application, how to write a CV/resume, a cover letter, how to pass a job interview)
2. Practical training in a partner structure in Kon Tum
One month of training in a hotel, restaurant or café in Kon Tum city
3. Internship in our partner structures all around Vietnam.
5 months internship with one of PdV’s partners:
4. Professional coaching
Support the students with finding a job
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.
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,…
hrough 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.
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.
The handicrafts are beautifully made. If you would like to purchase one or more of Thoai’s products, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Today in 2018:
PDV’s help to Thoai was successful! Today she has her own little shop where she sells the traditional products to local and foreign customers.
PdV is serious about improving and maintaining the health of every child across its six Vinh Son orphanages in Kon Tum, in Vietnam’s Central Highlands.
Since February 2011, a Bahnar nurse, Ms Y Nganh, has been paid to periodically visit each of of the Vinh Son orphanages and keep medical records of almost 700 children living in these facilities.
French doctor, Chantal, is also doing consultations and has helped build a database of the children’s medical records in order to keep track of their health development.
A local doctor is available for consultations on a needs basis and ensures the maintenance of the health service.