OUTSTANDING COMMUNITY PROJECTS IN 2020-2021
DAU DAI HOC ROI, GIO SAO?
- Tran Thi My Ha – University of Economics and Law, VNUHCM
- Do Thi Kim Ngan – Foreign Trade University Ho Chi Minh City
- Lam Thi Huong Giang – Foreign Trade University Ho Chi Minh City
- Vu Ngoc Tram – Faculty of Medicine, VNUHCM
This project created a blog about self-development and living a fulfilling life for university students with the purpose of sharing experiences, tips, and skills to “newbies” so that they will be more aware of which skills should be acquired first, where to learn them and how to do so. The contents were all honest reviews and first-hand experiences of university life.
Having been posted on the Fanpage and WordPress, information was later compiled into a document called ‘Self-development handbook’ in hopes that it would become every student’s “bedside book”. ‘Dau dai hoc roi, gio sao?’ fanpage has so far reached 1013 likes and 1055 follows, in addition to the well-received WordPress platform.
- Nguyen Thi Hong Vy – University of Social Sciences and Humanities, VNUHCM
- Truong Ngoc Anh – Dalat University
‘Moshi Moshi!’ was launched by students majoring in Japanese and those that either studied or had interest in the Japanese culture in order to provide a chance to research about Japan. The project shared fascinating things about the Japanese culture, language, study methods, and materials via online meetings to enhance readers’ engagement as well as interest.
In a period of three months (from March 2nd to May 30th, 2021), 32 posts in total have been posted along with self-designed illustrations or videos covering 5 various topics including cuisine, workplace, school, language, and fashion. There was also the ‘Review corner’, where related books, anime, and manga were recommended.
As a result, the fanpage attracted 250 likes and 264 followers, successfully organizing an online meeting on the theme of Japanese food.
- Huynh Kim Phung- HCMC University of Law
- Nguyen Xuan Thuan – HCMC Open University
- Chung Hoang Tuan Kiet – University Of Science, VNUHCM
- Tran Le Diep Anh – University of Economics HCMC
- Nguyen Duc Hanh – University Of Science, VNUHCM
- Nguyen Thanh Phuoc – University Of Science, VNUHCM
- Nguyen Thi Phuong – University of Information Technology
The project aimed to help individuals, especially LVCF’s students understand scientific vegetarianism, create a healthy lifestyle and incorporate vegetarianism in daily life. At present, teammates are selecting and summarizing information as well as designing images in order to create useful posts about vegetarianism. Therefore, if we are still wondering whether to become a vegetarian, we will quickly make a decision for ourselves – as the project’s slogan puts it, “Let’s eat without hesitation.”
ARE YOU SURE?
- Nguyen Nhut Quang – Faculty of Medicine, VNUHCM
- Dang Thi My Dang – Faculty of Medicine, VNUHCM
- Nguyen Thi Tuyet Mai – Faculty of Medicine, VNUHCM
- Duong Vu Thang – HCMC University of Medicine and Pharmacy
Daily health care is very essential; however, many people have very limited basic knowledge and skills to take care of themselves and their families. Besides, some people seek health care information through unofficial information channels leading to misunderstandings and even adverse health effects. Therefore, having knowledge can help individuals look after themselves as well as their family and have effective solutions to health problems. For the reasons mentioned above, the team launched a community project called “ARE YOU SURE?” – “DAILY MEDICINE” for the purpose of imparting health care knowledge and skills, especially pointing out common mistakes that students and their family usually make.
After 3 months of operation, the project brought 6 topics related to “DAILY MEDICINE” including stroke, self-infusion, stress, acnes, digestive disorders and oral hygiene. These common and interesting topics were shared with effective visual aids, which attracted the attention of myriad LVC students.
TANG KINH CAC WEBSITE
- Pham Chi Trung– Can Tho University
- Le Xuan Tung – University of Information Technology, VNUHCM
- Ngo Hoang Phat – Can Tho University
- Nguyen Ba Nghiem- Can Tho University
- Bui Dinh Nhat Thang – Can Tho University
- Nguyen Thi Tuyet Ha – Can Tho University
- To Tuyet Linh – Can Tho University
- Duong Be Phuong – Can Tho University
The Tang Kinh Cac Website was built with the purpose of helping the LVCF’s students borrow books easily from Tang Kinh Cac Library. The website has lots of functions for students such as book reference, book borrowing, and some special services for The Directors of Tang Kinh Cac Library like managing books and users and supervising the book delivery.
After 4 months, the team had successfully built the website and achieved all targets such as managing almost 1000 books and attracting more and more users. Furthermore, the layout of the Website was trendy and in line with the students’ interest.
DEFINE YOUR PATH – BEING RESEARCHERS
- Nguyen Vu Hoai Lan Luynh – Ho Chi Minh City Medicine and Pharmacy University
- Nguyen Phan Quoc Hung – Medical Faculty, VNUHCM
- Thai Hoang Minh – Ho Chi Minh City Medicine and Pharmacy University
- Nguyen Thi Nguyet Minh – Ho Chi Minh City Medicine and Pharmacy University
“Define your path – being researchers” Project was conducted to help LVCF’s members in handling difficulties when doing scientific research, especially for the students from the Medical Faculty.
The project was implemented in the form of a talk show, on both online and offline platforms. The show was divided into two sessions with relevant contents, which were the experience from the speaker about their journey to science and their process of conducting scientific research. Furthermore, team’s members shared further information about search engines for medical documents (both popular and new search engines), scientific research apps, and methods to give a general overview for the research report.
INNOCENT CHILDREN’S HANDWRITING
- Le Tuan Vu- Ho Chi Minh City University of Technology, VNUHCM
- Truong Thi My Dieu – Ho Chi Minh City University of Technology (HUTECH)
- Pham Thi Thanh Thu – University of Economics Ho Chi Minh City
- Vu Mong Hoang Yen –Ton Duc Thang University
The project aimed to support children at Children Nourish Center located on Hiep Binh Chanh Street, Thu Duc City, and those who had had a shortage of stationery. The team decided to assist such children by donating notebooks and pens so that they can continue to pursue their education.
The team collected waste paper, which was then sold or exchanged with those in need for new notebooks and pens. Donors might have lots of unused notebooks as their rewards of being good students in high school, while the paper or documents that could no longer be reused would be sold to buy items for children in order that they could study better to pursue their dreams.
- Luong Thi My Huyen – Faculty of Medicine, VNUHCM
- Nguyen Thi Ha – Faculty of Medicine, VNUHCM
- Nguyen Thi Huong Lan- University of Medicine and Pharmacy at Ho Chi Minh City
- Huynh Nhu Binh – Tra Vinh University
- Le Thi Thu Huong – University of Economics Ho Chi Minh City
- Hoang Chi Manh – University of Economics and Law, VNUHCM
- Le Thi Hoang Anh – University of Economics Ho Chi Minh City
- Nguyen Ngoc Khanh Nhu – University of Medicine and Pharmacy at Ho Chi Minh City
- Nguyen Thi Nga – Tay Nguyen University
- Bui Quang Khang – Ho Chi Minh City University of Technology, VNUHCM
Children in orphanages and elderly people in shelters are left behind despite the socio-economic development of Ho Chi Minh City. In the context of the worsening pandemic, the importance of hand disinfection, as well as the needs of children and the elderly who lack knowledge and essential tools needed to navigate the current health crisis, should be taken into consideration.
The project was established with the aim of supporting 39 elder people and 212 children at 3 shelters in HCM City in order to improve their health and life quality. During the 6-month period, a survey in terms of food demand, medicines, and Covid-19 prevention was conducted to raise funds and donate some medicines, vitamins, hand sanitizers, first-aid kits, and daily necessities.
SUNSHINE FOR YOU
- Nguyen Thi Kim Tuyen – University of Economics Ho Chi Minh City.
Sunshine for you is a community project conducted with the desire to share materials and spiritual values with the disadvantaged. At the same time, the team hoped to widely spread the value of “giving and receiving” to the community, especially young people. Sunshine fanpage had been running for 5 months with the enthusiastic contributions of 10 members from different universities with the same desire to contribute to society. In June 2021, the journey “Connect – Share – Spread – Love” continued with an activity called Sunny Saigon with the message “Saigon sunshine never goes out because it’s still warm and loving”. The project aimed to share 100 meals with 200 servings of dry food (including instant noodles, hand sanitizer gel, and cloth masks) to the homeless in Saigon. The fanpage Sunny Saigon had raised 5,238,888 VND, 400 packs of noodles, 600 masks, 200 bottles of hand sanitizer gel and the donation still went on.
- Pham Thi Trang – Banking University of Ho Chi Minh City.
- Ha Thi Phuong Anh – University of Economics Ho Chi Minh City.
- Tran Thi Lan Huong – Ho Chi Minh City University of Education.
- Dang Nguyen Ngoc Quynh Nhu – University of Economics Ho Chi Minh City.
- Truong Diep Anh Thu – University of Economics Ho Chi Minh City.
- Nguyen Thi Diem My – University of Economics and Law, VNUHCM.
- Lieu Vo Khanh Huy – Foreign Trade University Ho Chi Minh City.
- Tcheng Nhu Quan – Ho Chi Minh City University of Transport.
- Vo Thi Phuong Thanh – HCMC University of Medicine and Pharmacy.
Thoga was a community project with the desire to help students improve their health through meditation and yoga. The name – Thoga was the combination between the two words “meditation” (“thiền” in Vietnamese) and “yoga”. Those were also the 2 main contents that the team will introduce to followers of the project fanpage.
The project aimed at students between the ages of 18 and 25 who are interested in their own mental health issues. Besides sharing benefits, experiences or solutions to problems encountered when learning Meditation and Yoga on the fanpage, the team also held training sessions and workshops to provide useful knowledge as well as spreading inspiration about participating in yoga and meditation classes.
SUPPORTING THE BLIND STUDENTS
- Hoang Minh Tri – Hoa Binh University
The goal of this project was to help blind students keep up with the classroom curriculum, solve difficulties in learning, foster knowledge and skills in technology, and create favorable conditions to integrate in this modern life.
Eventually, the group had basically completed the goals. There were 3 students who were excellent students and 1 student who was a good student in their classroom. They were very satisfied with the technology support program.
The project initially built trust among the blind. More and more blind people would know about this project.
- Tran Minh Khoa – University of Social Sciences and Humanities, VNU-HCM
- Vo Hong Yen Phuong – Ho Chi Minh City University of Education
- Nguyen Thi Kieu Trang – University of Social Sciences and Humanities, VNU-HCM
The PacktheILL project is implemented with two goals: changing the packaging of medicine from plastic bags to paper with a more user-friendly design and, through words of encouragement on the packaging, helping patients and buyers feel more positive energy.
Through the survey with more than 90 people between 18-25, the team found that most of them need encouragement and support, and they are aware of the “waste” of plastic packages.The project team planned with the following contents: (1) Survey more people who buy drugs regularly at pharmacies near large hospitals (2) Survey more private pharmacies and those under hospitals for information on packaging costs, as well as their needs and support for the idea; (3) Selectively collect encouraging messages and design sample packages; (4) Contact private pharmacies for persuasion; (5) Provide product designs for the pharmacy; (6) Conduct quality surveys through questionnaires.
After 3 months of implementation, the project accessed 10 drugstores in Ben Tre province to introduce the use of paper packaging, through brochures and demo products.