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.
NGUOC "YOUTH LOOK UP!"
Published on September 30, 2021 um 17:26
Type of Enterprise
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.