MORE VOCATIONAL TRANING CHOICES – MORE JOB OPPORTUNITIES
In the second quarter, apart from hair styling and hospitality courses which were organized successfully for more than 60 young people in difficulties, SCC also made some progress in supporting a number of others who needed help with accessing other vocational training courses. SCC supported 16 children to join in Electro-refrigeration, automotive mechanics, metal mechanics, barber, and sewing courses, at Hung Vuong Technology School. These were short-term courses running for 6 months or 1 year in order to help them develop some certain levels of skills to get a job as soon as possible. Hung Vuong School is one of a small number of schools which are famous for their training quality in Ho Chi Minh city, so that we are confident that our children will have better chances of getting good jobs at good companies.
Some of the very best achievements over the last month or two that we are proud to share with you are: we have one graduate who has a good job with a starting salary of 7,000,000 VND/month (about $350); 3 more young people have just graduated and are waiting for their certificates before applying for jobs.
One of the vocational courses SCC is supporting young people in accessing
LEARNING BY PLAYING
One of the games to practice what they had learned
After a year participating in life skills’ training courses, 120 children were very eager to join in a camping trip to testify and practice what they had learned from those courses at Long Hai beach. Those topics that related to friendship-love such as definitions or characteristics of friendship-love; how to stay in friendship between a man and a woman; or how to control your negative emotions had been approached through very interesting games in order to help them to review their knowledge effectively.
SPREAD OF KNOWLEDGE
In June 23th, a “silent class” for 17 hearing impaired children was provided by the The Club for People with Hearing Loss. The trainer was Mr. Doan Duc Khiem who is the Leader of the Club and he is also a deaf person. Even though the class only last for 6 hours, it covered quite a lot of useful lessons such as what is “sexual harassment”, sexual injury and how to protect yourself from harmful situations. The class attracted children because it provided the useful and appropriate information and the participatory approaches was used mainly in most of the activities.
The “silent class” has no sound of the conversation, but there were many sounds of laughing, clapping, moving around, etc. The teacher was great because he did not only use sign language but he also used body language and gesture to express the lessons the best.
The class finished with a hope that these children could remember all those useful information and would take care and better protect themselves from harmful situations. This training class was a result of a TOT training which was supported by SCC’s WWO programme and organised for educators in May 2013.
While in the class
OPENING OF JAPANESE CLASS
On August 23rd, the first Japanese class was opened at Thang Long School with the participation of 16 students. They were young people who had difficulties and had been supported for some time by SCC. By equipping them with Japanese language skills, we expect them to gain better chances for future employment after graduating, especially for young people who have been studying majors that Japanese companies are looking for such as mechanical engineering, food technology, electronics, etc. SCC is carrying out this project in cooperation with Shared Smile Japan.
While in the class
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