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Vocational Training Cycle 3 Wraps Up

Tuesday, October 22nd, 2013

Congratulations to the 30 youths who took part in our third motorbike vocational training cycle! The 30 youths underwent 390 hours of practical training and 150 hours of theoretical training as part of an intensive mechanics training course. All 30 students made it through the course and many of them have already secured employment with their new-found skills. Big props to these youths for their patience and hard work. We’re wishing them a bright future while keeping up with the fourth cohort of students who began their training on September 15th! See more pictures after the jump!



Project Update: Vocational Training in Vietnam Round 2, Part 2

Monday, February 4th, 2013
Studying boys need food to fill their bellies to keep them going!

Studying boys need food to fill their bellies to keep them going!

Here’s the second roundup of photos from the second cycle of motorbike vocational training in Vietnam. Check out the first one here.


Project Update: Vocational Training in Vietnam Round 2, Part 1

Thursday, January 31st, 2013

Remember our re-launch of the vocational training in Vietnam program last year? In that first cycle, we gave 30 youth a chance to re-new their lives by participating in a 3.5 month training program to become skilled motorbike mechanics. 26 ended up graduating from the program. Following its success, we decided to continue the program with a new group of 30 youth. We are pleased to announce that all 30 participants graduated this time. Our project coordinators in Vietnam sent us printed photos of the second cycle, and we’ve scanned them to share with you!

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Students get their hands-on in their learning.


Project Update: It’s a Wrap! Cycle 1 of Vocational Training Comes to an End

Friday, June 8th, 2012

Four months ago, a group of 30 Vietnamese youth arrived at the doors of the A Dong vocational school in Saigon (HCMC), hungry for an education and a shot at a stable livelihood. None of these youth really knew each other. Some were from right in the city, passing through A Dong’s school gates for the very first time; others came from distant villages. All were looking forward to a change in their lives, and all formed the first cohort of VNHELP’s new pilot vocational project, which aims to train disadvantaged youth to become skilled motorbike mechanics.