Service Learning through Community Development Workshop
October 20 to 22, 2017
Na Chao Village, Mai Chau District, Vietnam

Event Description: A three-day experiential learning workshop designed to upgrade teachers’ knowledge and skills in facilitating service learning while engaging students in real life community development projects.

Set in the beautiful Mai Chau Valley, a three-hour drive from Hanoi, you will homestay in a rural Vietnamese village and conduct hands on needs analysis and project management techniques that link student learning to achieving the UN Sustainable Development Goals.

This workshop has been created for those that are either 1) already involved in many service learning projects and want to find ways to improve impacts, or 2) shifting toward more meaningful service learning projects.

Over the three-day workshop we will take you through a series of tools, simulations and hands-on activities you can use with your students covering topics such as:

–    Stages of service learning

–    Project management tools (needs analysis, plan, implement, evaluate, fund)

–    Curricular connections

–    The UN SDGs

This is a great chance to connect with and learn from service minded educators in an authentic experiential setting.

Background: From 2016 the United Nations will adopt the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) aimed at creating a more just and sustainable future. These goals matter! Join three educators, from diverse backgrounds, share their hands-on and practical tools to empower students, teachers and communities to address the SDG’s. This workshop will help educators facilitate sustainable service learning experiences. Empowered actions come to life through student investigation, planning, action, reflection and demonstration. This is the perfect weekend workshop for CAS Coordinators, Service Learning Coordinators and educators searching for how their students can experience our world ‘through the eyes of another’ while developing knowledge, skills and attributes.

Cost: USD 400 per person

Includes

  • accommodation, hotel 1 night Hanoi (single) / 2 nights Village Stay (shared)
  • meals & drinking water (3 breakfast, 3 lunch, 2 dinners)
  • workshop fees and materials
  • in country transportation (air conditioned vans)

Excludes

  • airfare
  • visa & immigration fees
  • meals, drinks, service not mentioned

Questions & Registration Confirmation:

All workshop and registration questions should be directed to: 

adorn@nist.ac.th or graham@buffalotours.com

Workshop Detailed Outline:

October 19

Arrive at Hanoi, Nobai International Airport where you will be met by an English-speaking guide for transfer to hotel in town – Kuretakeso Hotel.

Day 1: October 20

Meet in the lobby of the hotel at 8 am for transfer out to Na Chao Village. The drive takes approximately 4 hours with stops along the way. On arrival welcome from community and lunch. We then have a full afternoon of community needs assessment activities and workshops. The activities today will be a mix of hands on, real-life applications of needs analysis and project management tools for use by teachers for their students.

The exercises and workshop events will be held in various locations around the village. Meals and accommodations will be at local homes. You will stay in a local family’s house. You will share a room with your workshop mates and be provided with fresh sheets, blankets, pillows and mosquito nets. There will be clean Asian style squat toilet and private bathing area (no hot water).

Day 2: October 21

Today we have a full day of community needs assessment activities and workshops. The activities today will be a mix of hands on, real-life applications of needs analysis and project management tools for use by teachers for their students.

The exercises and workshop events will be held in various locations around the village. Meals and accommodations will be at local homes. You will stay in a local family’s house. You will share a room with your workshop mates and be provided with fresh sheets, blankets, pillows and mosquito nets. There will be clean Asian style squat toilet and private bathing area (no hot water).

Day 3: October 22

In the morning community needs assessment activities and workshop. After an early lunch and saying good bye to our host community we transfer back to Hanoi, Nobai International Airport. Our ETA is approximately 3pm.

Please note that we will have an early morning departure for those with earlier flights. We can also extend visits for those that wish to spend more time in Hanoi.

See you in Vietnam soon!