Duke of Edinburgh International Award

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Introduction

ETA is proud to deliver the Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award, the Adventurous Journey section. We encourage a sense of adventure and discovery whilst undertaking a team journey or expedition to truly unique destinations. As part of a small team, participants plan, train for and undertake a journey with a purpose in an unfamiliar environment.

ETA provides participants with the opportunity to learn more about the wider environment, as well as to develop their self-confidence, team work and health. Participants are taken out of their comfort zone but kept within a safe and secure setting, achieved through suitable training and supervision.

Award Requirements

Bronze– two days and one night; average of six hours of purposeful effort per day; minimum 12 hours of purposeful effort in total.

Silver– three days and two nights; average of seven hours of purposeful effort per day; minimum 21 hours of purposeful effort in total.

Gold– four days and three nights; average of eight hours of purposeful effort per day; minimum 32 hours of purposeful effort in total.

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Award Framework

ETA works with schools to assist students achieve the Award’s three levels; Bronze, Silver and Gold.

At each level ETA assists schools with service, skills, and adventurous journeys.

ETA’s five community-development projects in Vietnam, Thailand, Laos and Cambodia are ideal destinations for students to conduct community service, learn new skills take part in adventurous journeys while home-staying in rural village communities.

Mai Chau Community Development Project

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Introduction

Explore the communities and villages of rural Mai Chau in northern Vietnam. This illuminating journey is the perfect opportunity to connect with the colourful communities in this ethnic minority district, while assisting in important community projects. Learn and play alongside the Thai ethnic minority people in their traditional stilted homes, with nightly cultural activities and authentic homestays. The friendly and warm locals in this scenic district make this a truly extraordinary experience for young travellers.

Main Subject Focus

  • International Baccalaureate CAS
  • Duke of Edinburgh International Award

Related Subjects

  • Geography
  • Development Economics
  • Cultural Studies
  • History
  • Outdoor Education
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Student Outcomes

  • Help fight poverty through development.
  • Help build responsible tourism projects.
  • Discover local traditions and cultures.
  • See the world through the eyes of another.
  • Live, learn and laugh with local communities.

Community Health Education

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Introduction

Global health care matters. Good health is a pre-requisite for community development and alleviation of poverty.  In our world of growing inequality, it is becoming even more imperative that students in health fields have both professional and cultural competencies. In this way we can address global issues such as access to quality health care. Our Community Health Education learning journeys take university nursing, midwife and medicine students into hands-on, faculty led experiences.

Highlights

  • Explore Cambodia, Laos, Thailand or Vietnam in a truly unique and educational way
  • Learn about health in development through community, gender and cultural perspectives
  • Develop professional skills and experiences
  • Live and learn in a rural community
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Student Outcomes

  • Students are exposed to practical concepts and ethical issues relevant to global health delivery
  • Students have opportunity to integrate health care knowledge, demonstrate competency in providing care, and exercise sound clinical and ethical decision-making as novice health professionals
  • Students explore appropriate and viable strategies for practically managing primary health care issues in international setting
  • Students critically analyse social and economic determinants of health affecting individual clients and communities

Subject Focus

  • Community health ethics
  • Resource constraints
  • Health care in marginalized communities
  • Critical thinking in Global Health Care

Related Fields

  • Nursing
  • Midwifery
  • Medical
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Social Enterprise Workshops- KOTO

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Introduction

Nitin Nohria, Dean of Harvard Business School, argues business leaders need to demonstrate moral humility. The next generation must focus on the social consequences of their actions and accept responsibility.

Our Business for Development ½ day workshops take your students into the heart of socially responsible enterprises to explore business adaptability within complex cultural contexts, to build confidence, creativity and collaboration while tackling some of our world’s most pressing issues.

Main Workshop Focus

  • Mentor with a leading social entrepreneur
  • Grow your global intelligence
  • Create a new service perspective
  • Develop awareness of your international leadership potential
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Highlights

  • Meet, workshop and learn from Jimmy Pham, the humble leader of one of Asia’s most successful social enterprises
  • Develop a better understanding of the deep and sustainable impacts business can have on the lives of thousands
  • Explore and discover your leadership potential to impact community development and address important global issues
  • Live and learn in a unique Vietnamese setting

Workshop Hosts: KOTO

“KOTO stands for “know one, teach one,” and it reflects our belief that if you’re in a position where you can help someone less fortunate, then you should help them; and, the greatest thanks you can receive is to one day see that person be in a position to do the same for someone else.”

Jimmy Pham, Founder

Vinh Long – Mekong Delta Community Project

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Introduction

In Vietnam’s southernmost region, the Mekong Delta, home factories and local trade sustain life and communities here. On this in-depth, project-based learning experience in southern Vietnam, travellers get a unique and hands-on look at how locals here live – while contributing to an important community project. The journey promises plenty of laughs and experiences alongside the locals, plus a unique glimpse at life in Vietnam’s “rice bowl” with unique experiences in the rural communities that call it home.

Main Subject Focus

  • International Baccalaureate CAS
  • Duke of Edinburgh International Award

Related Subjects

  • Geography
  • Development Economics
  • Cultural Studies
  • History
  • Outdoor Education
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Student Outcomes

  • Help fight poverty through development.
  • Help build responsible tourism projects.
  • Discover local traditions and cultures.
  • See the world through the eyes of another.
  • Live, learn and laugh with local communities.