Best Projects 2021 features all the nominated entries submitted ‘Submit your Project’ category. All the entries consist of innovative projects run by existing enterprises in the form of businesses, NGOs or informal programs.


Published on September 30, 2021 um 17:26

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Type of Enterprise

non-profit organization

Year the ngo or company was founded


Explain your project in details:

According to the Students-Assistance-Center at HCMC, in random samples of 1000 students, 95% are not fully aware of the importance of soft skills, 77% are lacking and in need of soft skills training. In response to this issue, NGUOC has strengthened core skills training and networking-sharing activities for the youth aged 16-25 through three key models, namely: Bootcamp/Youthcamp, LOOKUP model, Art Challenge/Exhibition,. Firstly, the Bootcamp/Youthcamp model is a high-intensity training model within 1-2 days, providing knowledge and skills related to leadership and organizational culture. Our camps are unique for a co-creation environment, where experiential learning, mutual learning, and active listening are emphasized. Everyone is encouraged to speak out, exchange experiences, and inspire others. Secondly, the LOOKUP model is a development and connection model comprising groups of 6-10 young people collaborating on personal or community-based projects. Via this model, NGUOC desires to create a platform that provides expertise in conducting a project, offers support on social media, and connects ones having mutual purposes to help young people actualize their ideas. Thirdly, the Art Challenge/Exhibition model consists of domestic and international art competitions giving participants opportunities to deliver inspirational messages to the public through works of art, thereby understanding themselves and cultivating spiritual values. In addition, taking advantage of our 44,000-follower Facebook page, we raise public awareness of social issues such as human rights, gender equality, non-violence, appreciation, and preservation of traditional values and cultural diversity. In short, all of our activities are geared toward promoting sustainable and inclusive education programs, creating a supportive environment, and providing youngsters with opportunities in their self-discovery journey. We believe that we have been on the path to developing a community of youth leaders and global citizens, who will make positive impacts on society with a spirit of curiosity, initiative, and enthusiasm.

Impact of your enterprise on sustainable development

Targeting "Young Vietnamese generations enthusiastically take action" , NGUOC focuses on providing youngsters with educational lessons such as Pomodoro Technique, SMART Goals, and team working culture packages to boost their leadership and cooperation skills. Realistic opportunities are variably offered through Youthcamp, charitable activities, international art competitions - which are three key points in the operation of NGUOC. Namely, founding an organization on the basis of SMART or Business Model Canva; boost interaction and positivity through specific "Interaction" and Smile cultures; brushing up on teamwork and contemplation skills such as active listening or storytelling are all smartly integrated into small challenges during events. Especially, with the advent of the LOOKUP Model - a small group consisting of 6 to 10 teenagers pursuing the same objectives, NGUOC has successfully launched a community to enhance youngsters visions, problem-solving ability, and productivity. As a result, NGUOC has witnessed the passionate participation of young generations in chasing their own dreams and taking the lead. Acquiring feedbacks from participants, NGUOC is delighted to inform that 100% of campers shared their positive opinions, nearly 90% of those reported expressed their wishes to attend other events. Many teenagers attending the Youthcamps were able to relieve their pains from peer pressure or external factors. Along with leadership skills, NGUOC emphasizes the interaction between campers. For instance, one of the most positive feedback activities was Blind talking. During this session, campers are requested to be blindfolded and talk to an unknown person regardless of sex, age, or traits. This session, as well as other games, has successfully knocked down the barrier between strangers and encouraged teenagers to voice up their opinions. In conclusion, NGUOC considers all aspects of human development in order to provide participants with the best experience and meaningful lessons in a relaxing way.

Sustainability and future plans

NGUOC maintains and develops sustainably through its three key activities: Bootcamp/Youthcamp, LOOKUP Model, Art Challenge & Exhibition, meeting the needs of 2 key propositions: participants and members. We successfully organized many events, including 08 offline Bootcamp/Youthcamp events in 06 provinces, 01 online talk show series, and 02 nationwide online art challenges. During the pandemic, we organized monthly Online Bootcamps to connect and inspire members of the organization, as well as create online challenges, interacting activities, and chains of self-healing posts on the fan page. Besides, NGUOC has an external relations department managing the organization's finances in order to assist the organizing process of our events/chains of events. Our financial resources come from cash and package sponsorships sponsored by firms, organizations, businesses, philanthropists, etc. NGUOC also has extensive and sustainable personnel, including 150 core members committing to work for at least six months and more than 3000 collaborators all over Vietnam. We recruit new members periodically through online and offline platforms to adapt to the situation of the Covid-19 epidemic. The system and workflow of NGUOC are neatly organized, thereby ensuring the expertise and work satisfaction of each member through interdepartmental activities such as monthly Online Bootcamps. In the upcoming 1-3 years, we will continue our existing financial model and personnel structure. We also intend to organize nationwide Bootcamps, 1 National Grand Youthcamp, one field trip for members working at NGUOC every year, and Art exhibition/contest quarterly. NGUOC aims to implement and extend the LOOKUP Model throughout the years. In the long run, NGUOC plans to cooperate with domestic and international organizations with a view to extending the networks, sharing knowledge, expertise, skills, and financial sources in order to achieve the mutual sustainable goals and move towards NGUOC into ASEAN, NGUOC into the world.

Your profile as an entrepreneur

Ms. Nguyen Phan Thuy Linh (Zoe), Founder of NGUOC, 22, is an aspiring young professional in civic engagement, coaching, and experiential education. She is a scholar at YSEALI Academic Fellow Program - a U.S. governments signature at University-of-Nebraska-Omaha and Kennesaw-State-University-in-Georgia; scholar at Design-Led Strategy for Business at The-University-of Sydney; and scholar at Google-Professional-Project-Management. She is also the young ambassador, awardee at American-Center, Public-Affairs-Sections, U.S. Embassy in Hanoi, recognized by the Regional-Public-Engagement-Specialist. Working towards building a dynamic youth-driven community to follow key sustainable development goals, Zoe has founded and led several national organizations such as National Student Ambassadors Community, NGUOC organization, Youth-for-Peace-and-Development (External Relationship Manager). She has empowered roughly 45,000 youngsters through her inspirational speeches; coaching sessions; hosting and directing interactive, co-creation, and leadership youth camps. Outstandingly, she is the national representative of Vietnam at various youth congresses and forums, to wit: ASEAN Youth Forum, Future Leader Congress at UNCC, ASEAN Conference on Crime-Prevention-&-Criminal-Justice, Asian Entrepreneur Symposium in Singapore. As an active youth leader, she has been selected as the guest speaker and panelist at the 2nd ACCPCJ, Consultative Group Meeting for the 3rd ACCPCJ, talkshow with the UNESCO-representative-to Vietnam. Her seven-year journey in over one-hundred community programs converges from her precious moments of development: from a shy rural girl living with Dao ethnic minority in a mountainous area to a youth activist in the ASEAN-region; from the affliction of geographic and accent discrimination to the personal value, cultural diversity beauty, and civic responsibilities cognizance; from a bookworm student to a proactive youngster finding her vitality in pioneering innovative solutions to societal problems and inspiring fellows; This meaningful journey, with NGUOC Organization - the brainchild of the founder and over-ten-thousand members - at Citizen-Entrepreneurship-Competition 2021, will hopefully continue thriving as an innovative answer to a more peaceful and sustainable world.



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Dieu Linh

October 25, 2021 15:06

I love your proposal and your upcoming events. I really admire the champion as well as the campers of NGUOC. They are enthusiastic and brave. In the future I hope I could have chance to participate in and contribute my work to you. Keep crossing fingers!!


October 25, 2021 11:16

I'm proud of being an NGUOCNGAU - a member of NGUOC ORGANIZATION <3 This is my biggest chance to improve my soft skills and to change myself and this is valuable!!

Luu Khanh Linh

October 25, 2021 11:09

This project brings a lot of benefits to the community, helping the young generation to have more necessary skills and become future world leaders. NGUOC has a clear and reasonable organizational structure. Working capital and human resources are also very potential and abundant. If NGUOC can grow worldwide, they can benefit even more people.

October 22, 2021 19:49

Life is a gift that has been given to you. It is in your hands to make the best out of it--dare to believe that you can. Through the ups and downs, you'll find a lesson to learn that will make you a better person. Each experience good or bad--makes you grow! Get along with life and surely, things will become easier for you.
#Climate Car

October 22, 2021 19:30

Starting your business is like planting a sapling. First, you have to invest your time and money. Then, you must take care of it while expecting nothing in return. But when your startup blossoms, it makes all the patience and hard work worthwhil.
Your idea is amazing..

Le Ngan

October 22, 2021 08:07

NGUOC - YOUTH LOOK UP is one of the most massive organizations of Vietnam that i known. We work for teenagers future, be a foundation for ourselves to find the path to our passion. In my point of view, NGUOC plays the role of a suitable winner for the competiton. Vote for NGUOC cuz they deserve that.

Luu Khanh Linh

October 22, 2021 05:28

This is a purposeful project, a very good and practical idea. The organizational structure is not large but quite professional. Their activities can contribute great value to the young generation, to the community. Hope the project will develop further!

Huong Ly

October 21, 2021 20:31

I'm so proud to say that I'm a NGUOCNGAU. NGUOC inspires not only me but also many ethusiastic young people. I hope that in the future, we can spread more meaningful message to more and more young people all over the world
"We are NGUOC, and we say: Youth look up!"

Hoàng Yến

October 21, 2021 03:20

NGUOC is a great organization that brings good values to young people and the community. Through that, I have learned many skills, knowledge and connected with many enthusiastic young people

Hoai A

October 21, 2021 03:07

Such an amazing organization. NGUOC is not only for NGUOC NGAU, but it inspired everyone to be a professional person. Also, we spread our love and we receive your pove and support. I am really appreciative about the opportunity to be a NGUOC NGAU

Nguyễn Thảo

October 20, 2021 15:55

Such a professional and lovely organization!!!! We Spread love and innumerable valuable lessons to all youngsters. The members of NGUOC- commonly known as NGUOC NGAU lead their lives with youth's passions and great accountability. Your support and love motivate us to improve and be a better version of present us!

Nguyễn Thị Phương Anh

October 20, 2021 15:43

it\'s such a great honor for me to be a member of NGUOC - who is called NGUOC NGAU. what NGUOC has brought to young people is so interesting and helpful, i hope that in the future, more and more peolple - not only young people but also the adult - can be inspired by NGUOC

phạm minh khánh

October 20, 2021 03:07

Wow it's so cool ^^ NGUOC is for all the young people all over the country so coming here you will learn a lot of things. NGUOC is not just an organization, NGUOC is a big family!


October 19, 2021 18:54

I am so proud to be a member of the organization. We are called NGUOC NGAU. It is really a valuable opportunity to challenge myself. In my point of view, teenagers should spend their time taking part in some activities or projects or organizations to build up and improve their soft skills. I used to join a bootcamp series of NGUOC at the US Embassy. And... What a wonderful event! I have learnt a lot about how to express my ideas, inspire others, and develop leadership skills,.... I just wanna say, I love it.

Thuỳ Linh Nguyễn

October 19, 2021 15:17

I really appreciate the co-creative environment NGUOC created for youngsters over the country. As a camper of NGUOCamp, I've learnt how to discover myself, show my identity, and inspire others. I had indelible moments with national youth leaders. Can't wait for your next camps.

DC Nguyen

October 18, 2021 16:31

Excellent! I really love the sustainable development of NGUOC. Look forward to upcoming events and posts of you guys. I will send my children to your organization to learn something. Maybe they can learn how to work well with each other and learn soft skills.

MinhHa Dinh

October 18, 2021 16:27

I think teenagers nowadays should spend their time participating in such an organization like this. They will learn a lot about themselves and how to work with other people. I can see that the lookup model of NGUOC is wonderful, impeccable. During this pandemics, I hope we can learn sth from NGUOC

Charlotte J.

October 18, 2021 16:23

What a meaningful message from your organization. I mean, I really appreciate and respect what NGUOC has done and has achieved. Above all, the total amount of campers, participants, and volunteers for NGUOC also surprised me. Wonderful project!

Chloe Nguyen

October 18, 2021 16:20

How can I express my admiration toward NGUOC!! Youngsters, if you are looking for an organization that provides you with both social skills, soft skills and learn how to lead yourself, learn about leadership, NGUOC is the right place for you. I heard that there will be more and more camps in Vietnam in the future, won't they? If so, I will invite my friends to come and enjoy it.

Dieu Linh

October 18, 2021 16:16

This is one of the best organizations that I've ever seen. Apart from others, NGUOC has a spiritual spirit that raises every youngster's demands and ambitions. I'm really into this organization and I cannot wait till the day I could enjoy as a camper.

Trung Nguyen

October 18, 2021 09:46

amazing organization with meaningful values. im totally impressed by the activities this organization have organized - MoD online contest. This really make me think about my ability and make me understand myself alot. I hope can see more events of NGUOC ><

Thuỳ Linh Nguyễn

October 17, 2021 09:42

Im totally impressed by your three core activities, esp youthcamp and bootcamp model. I attended one bootcamp in Hanoi and I love the enthusiastic and supportive environment there. Looking forward to your next events


October 16, 2021 18:04

I\\\\\\\'m greatly impressed by NGUOC\\\\\\\'s vibe and NGUOC NGAU. Keep looking up to reach many more youngsters. Hope to see u organizing forum and camps about set of skills and co-creaction.

Dieu Anh Nguyen

October 13, 2021 22:45

A sustainable organizations successfully organized many events, even in the pandemics where we all are facing with a lot of problems and hardships. The future plans are also well-demonstrated with carefully planned activities!

Abram Ibra

October 13, 2021 22:41

Three key models are showing their effectiveness by integrating a ducational lessons such as Pomodoro Technique, SMART Goals, and team working culture packages to boost their leadership and cooperation skills.

Hanh Nguyen

October 13, 2021 22:37

A meaningful and inspiring organization with awesome working process and precious aims at the Youth are on the path to developing a community of youth leaders and global citizens, who will make positive impacts on society with a spirit of curiosity, initiative, and enthusiasm.

Nguyễn Khánh Nam

October 13, 2021 22:04

This is such a meaningful project for all the youth who wish to improve and inspire themselves. I believe that we are gearing toward promoting sustainable and inclusive education programs, creating a supportive environment, and providing youngsters with opportunities in their self-discovery journey!

Best regards

October 5, 2021 15:16

The important thing is not being afraid to take a chance. Remember, the greatest failure is to not try. Once you find something you love to do, be the best at doing it.

Your project is amazing!