The donation from Disciples of Christ, one of CWS member denominations, has been funded to CWS Vietnam to support for school water and hygiene related activities in a new commune in Thai Nguyen province where CWS Vietnam currently works in. To maximize the usage of the funding, CWS Vietnam has worked closely with local partners, authorities and schools, to analyze local situation and identify needs of support. The Disciples of Christ’s fund is then decided to help improve water supply and quality for the Kindergarten no. 1 of Thanh Cong commune, where over 500 students and teachers of the school staying whole day and been using unsafe water directly from a drilled well without filtering for their daily cooking, students’ eating and drinking. The project was being implemented during May and June 2015.
CWS staff handover to teacher of Thanh Cong 1 kindergarten new water system
Credit: CWS Vietnam
In June 2015 CWS supported two workshops for 70 people in Quan Chu commune, Dai Tu district, Thai Nguyen province, to talk and discuss about how to solve the garbage problem – starting at home, that is, at the household level, and then at the village level. Workshop was a chance for everyone to share their ideas on simple ways to address garbage handling at home and in the village, starting with reduction, reuse and recycling, and then separation for collection of everything else.
Afternoon of 19th March 2015 in Hanoi CWS Vietnam had a meeting with a group of 40 people from University of Arizona USA, including professors, teachers, and 30 students who are enrolled in the Executive MBA program. This group was leaded by Ms Robin Singer – Director of MBA program and Dr. Melendez Poul Louis-Professor of University of Arizona USA.
International project management is a section of this MBA program. Therefore the meeting with CWS, an International NGO in Vietnam, is a supporting subject in their study to get practical experiences on community development in the developing countries. Most of these MBA students are working in government agencies, in private business companies and in non-profit organizations in USA.
Group of MBA students of University of Arizona meeting with CWS Vietnam representative
Credit: CWS Vietnam