Connecting Viet Youth 2017 to open in Hanoi

NDO/ VNA – Various activities as part of the Connecting Viet Youth 2017 programme will take place in Hanoi from August 6-9. The event will be hosted by the Ho Chi Minh Communist Youth Union chapter of the Hanoi municipal Students Association, the World Economic Forum’s Global Shapers Community – Hanoi Hub, the Vietnamese Student Association in the UK, the Volunteer for Education Organisation and the Vietnamese students’ associations in the US, Australia, France, the Republic of Korea, Hungary and Singapore. Opening the event will be a charity run at Hang Day stadium with over 300 young people taking part, a music show with DJs and singers and a flash mob. A charity programme, including blood donations, music performances and gift-giving to over 300 child patients who are being treated at the National Institute of Hematology and Blood Transfusion, will be launched on August 7. The forum “Creativity in industrial era 4.0”, scheduled for August 9, will be attended by Bitexco Chairman Vu Quang Hoi, the US Ambassador to Vietnam Ted Osius, 50 leading start-ups in the technology sector and 1,000 Vietnamese young intellectuals working and studying abroad. All proceeds will go to charity, including the building of a house of gratitude in Muong Mun commune, Tuan Giao district, in the northern province of Dien Bien and a new school for poor students, costing VND 261 million (US$11,300), in Tenh Phong commune. ... [read more]

NDO/ VNA – Various activities as part of the Connecting Viet Youth 2017 programme will take place in Hanoi from August 6-9. The event will be hosted by the Ho Chi Minh Communist Youth Union chapter of the Hanoi municipal Students Association, the World Economic Forum’s Global Shapers Community – Hanoi Hub, the Vietnamese Student Association in the UK, the Volunteer for Education Organisation and the Vietnamese students’ associations in the US, Australia, France, the Republic of Korea, Hungary and Singapore. Opening the event will be a charity run at Hang Day stadium with over 300 young people taking part, a music show with DJs and singers and a flash mob. A charity programme, including blood donations, music performances and gift-giving to over 300 child patients who are being treated at the National Institute of Hematology and Blood Transfusion, will be launched on August 7. The forum “Creativity in industrial era 4.0”, scheduled for August 9, will be attended by Bitexco Chairman Vu Quang Hoi, the US Ambassador to Vietnam Ted Osius, 50 leading start-ups in the technology sector and 1,000 Vietnamese young intellectuals working and studying abroad. All proceeds will go to charity, including the building of a house of gratitude in Muong Mun commune, Tuan Giao district, in the northern province of Dien Bien and a new school for poor students, costing VND 261 million (US$11,300), in Tenh Phong commune. ... [read more]

Dr. Philipp Rösler, Managing Director of the World Economic Forum (WEF) and former German Vice-Chancellor, met young Vietnamese in Hanoi on April 25 to discuss startups in the context of global integration. The meeting was held in the UP co-working space and be a chance for Vietnam’s younger generation, especially members of the Global Shapers Hanoi Hub (GSC Hanoi Hub) and members of Young Global Leaders (YGLs) as well as startup entrepreneurs, to discuss development opportunities with Dr. Rösler. The meeting was live-streamed on Facebook at http://english.vietnamnet.vn/fms/education/155508/https://www.facebook.com/GlobalShapersHanoiHub. Dr. PhilippRösler Dr. Philipp Rösler is currently Managing Director of the World Economic Forum. He was born in Vietnam in 1973 but was adopted in Germany at the age of nine months. He was trained as a Medical Specialist and earned a PhD at the Hanover Medical School before moving into politics. He was the Federal Minister of Economics and Technology and then Vice Chancellor of Germany from 2011 to 2013. In this same period he was also Chairman of the liberal Free Democratic Party (FDP). He was the first cabinet minister in Germany with an Asian background. Global Shapers Community (GSC) and GSC Hanoi Hub The Global Shapers Community is the 14th community member of the World Economic Forum and is developed and led by young leaders between 20 and 30 years old. They are selected based of their achievements, leadership potential, and commitment to make a difference in society. Given that "50 per cent of the world’s population is under 27,"…... [read more]

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(VOVworld) - A number of youth festivals have been and will be held in many localities in Vietnam involving a large number of young people from many countries. These activities have drawn the interest of our listeners who want to know whether students from their country participated. B: Indian listener S.B Sharma listened to a news item on the 2015 International Summer Camp in Thai Nguyen province on June 22 which was part of activities celebrating the 20th anniversary of the normalization of diplomatic relations between Vietnam and the US. He wrote: "We are happy to learn of the normalized relationship between Vietnam and the US. There were students from the US, Thailand, the Philippines, and Vietnam. I wish more foreign students could participate in this event. How many countries participated? Have Indian students ever participated in this camp? How are students selected for the Vietnam summer camp?" A: This summer camp is not an annual event. It was organized to mark the 20th anniversary of the normalization of Vietnam-US relations, so the number of foreign participants was limited. The highlight of the program was a music night featuring Thao & The Get Down Stay Down Band. Thao and The Get Down Stay Down is a San Francisco, California-based alternative rock group. It consists of Vietnamese-American Thao Nguyen - vocals and guitar, Adam Thompson - vocals, bass guitar, and keyboards, Frank Stewart - lead guitar, and production, and Willis Thompson - drums. B: Students from the US, Thailand, the Philippines,…... [read more]

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A series of sports, start-up and voluntary events are scheduled to take place in the next several days to connect domestic and overseas young Vietnamese people, said the Vietnam Youth Federation on July 21. The Connecting VietYouth 2015 (CVY 2015) programme will begin with a charity run titled CVY Innovation Marathon on July 25 at the Hang Day Stadium in Hanoi. The run with prizes totalling over 500 million VND (23,200 USD) is expected to attract more than 1,500 people, including expatriate students from the UK, France, Switzerland, the US, Australia and Singapore. The proceeds will be spent on presenting books and stationery to underprivileged students in northern mountainous provinces and organising an event celebrating the Mid-Autumn Festival for child patients at the Hanoi-based Institute of Haematology and Blood Transfusion. A start-up workshop (CVY Innovation Day) and another giving advice on overseas study (CVY Study Abroad Conference) will be held at the National Convention Centre in Hanoi one day later. Successful entrepreneurs and overseas students will share their experience to give the youth practical views of these topics. CVY 2015 participants will also offer presents to child patients at the National Cancer Hospital and join disadvantaged children in exchanges and help their families in home repairs. The CVY 2015 is organised by the Global Shapers Community, the Vietnamese Students Association in the UK and the Vietnamese Youth and Student Association in the US.-VNA... [read more]

Hanoi Hub in coordination with the World Economic Forum on October 9 held a press conference regarding the upcoming SHAPE Asia-Pacific 2014 workshop in Hanoi. The workshop themed "Fostering the Growth of Social Entrepreneur (SE) Space in the region" will be organized in the lead up to the 60th anniversary of Hanoi's Liberation Day (October 10) and aims to improve attendees' skills dealing with environmental and social problems relating to economic growth in the region. It has garnered the participation of many leading and well-known organizations and businesses in the region such as CSIP, SPARK, CIEM, TOPICA and Coca Cola and over 100 young leaders who are members of the Global Shaper Community from 42 big cities in Asia-Pacific region. The workshop is set to take place on October 11-12. The Global Shapers Community is a network of hubs developed and led by young people who are exceptional in their potential, their achievements and their drive to make a contribution to their communities.... [read more]

Submissions by young Vietnamese to a competition launched by a community of the World Economic Forum (WEF) have provided innovative ideas on how to enliven and beautify Saigon, or Ho Chi Minh City. Global Shapers Community - a network of hubs developed and led by young people who are exceptional in their potential, achievements and drive to contribute to their communities - in Ho Chi Minh City. Such communities hosted by the WEF, which is a nonprofit foundation based in Geneva, Switzerland, are now present in 320 cities worldwide. The competition's application process recently ended with over 150 submissions, and final selections are now being made. Launched last month, "Saigon Makeover" allows contestants to choose any spot in the city and give it a revamp of their own design. Many submissions surprised and moved organizers and the jury with their innovativeness and love for the city. Minh Tam and Kim Ngan's submission suggested that images or photos of the historical figures which the city's streets are named after be included on street signs. "We'd like to remind the Vietnamese youth of our national heroes' massive contributions and sacrifice, and introduce part of our history to foreigners as well," the duo shared. Meanwhile, Pham Duy Thien creatively redesigned Con Rua (Turtle) Lake in District 1, one of the city's icons, with richly colored ceramics shaped as huge turtles. His design aims to make a difference for the lake, which has been plagued by murky water and foul smells from people who…... [read more]

PANO - 500 Vietnamese students at home and abroad took part in a charity run, themed "Connecting VietYouth 2014" at the My Dinh National Stadium, Hanoi, on August 24th in response to the volunteer youth year 2014 of the Central Committee of the Ho Chi Minh Communist Youth Union. Jointly organized by the Vietnamese Students' Association in the UK, the Global Shapers Community and the Academy of Journalism and Communication, the event aimed to raise funds to buy learning equipment and water filters for needy children in Ta Lanh and Nam Lanh primary schools in Nghia Lo commune, mountainous province of Yen Bai. It also created a chance for Vietnamese students and overseas Vietnamese youths to meet and together join hands to help needy Vietnamese children, making contributions to promoting solidarity among them. Together with the run, overseas Vietnamese students in the UK, Australia, France, Switzerland and Singapore and home students organized various fund-raising activities. Translated by Tran Hoai... [read more]




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