After six months of studying hard, learning English and becoming competent waiters and waitresses, SCC Saigon Hospitality students have graduated with high grades and high spirits. We celebrated their achievements at a well-attended and welcoming graduation ceremony on 1st November.
The ceremony took place at Highlands Coffee, District 1 with 32 graduating students along with supportive volunteers from England, Scotland, U.S, Germany, Spain, Denmark among others.
SCC sincerely thanks everyone who continuously help us to run the course successfully, especially Highlands Coffee who provides training venues, and The Caravelle Hotel and Saigon Gourmet Group who understand students, their calibre and qualifications and always give them recruitment opportunities. We have received support from a wide variety of places – both individuals and companies - but this course was supported by an organisation that has long supported SCC and a wide variety of work in Vietnam – Children for a Better World.
All the students enjoyed the ceremony immensely. The moment of receiving certificates is a memorable experience for all young people, but especially for young people from vulnerable backgrounds. And from this moment, the graduates appeared confident, independent and ready to explore their new career.
“Due to my family’s financial situation, I had to drop out of school early to take care of my family. However things have changed a lot since I got the support of SCC. I am extremely lucky because SCC had given me an opportunity to study hospitality, and I hope that my future will be brighter” said one student, Cao Thi Tuyet, happily.
“This course is helpful for disadvantaged young people as it enables them to find stable jobs after finishing their studies. In the educational environment, I felt my teachers were like my second parents, they worked so hard and considerately. All my friends were extremely friendly and we always helped one other in studying. I hope that many young people will get the opportunity to join the Saigon Hospitality course at SCC”.
Tuyet has shown through her learning attitude that she is an achiever who always listens carefully; takes notes and participates in the weekly English-communication class with a very positive and active spirit. SCC is very proud of her.
At first, she had a difficult start with low entrance score of 15%. But, gradually, with her commitment to studying hard, she improved her score dramatically to 75%. This is SCC’s mission – ensuring children and young people gain quality education relevant to their needs. Now, after months studying, Tuyet has graduated with a good result and SCC is looking forward to hearing about her job placement. This is why we run Saigon Hospitality – to enable disadvantaged young people to walk out of poverty and into opportunities!
We are currently recruiting students for the next course starting on 1st February. If you know any young people who would benefit from the opportunity to study, please contact our Saigon Hospitality Manager, Phan Thanh Thuy Hang on firstname.lastname@example.org.
Two students with a new confidence to speak in public.
Mrs. Hằng – our Saigon Hospitality Manager follows the students through the whole process and notices an incredible change from start to end
Everybody enjoyed the ceremony