Kolping Youth Services:
The Kolping Youth Services are one section of the non-profit Kolping Society of Germany. The International Kolping Society is a catholic social association with more than 470.000 members in 61 different countries.
They are working in the field of intercultural education for young adults and offer international youth meetings, workcamps and long term voluntary services all over the world. They have the intention to raise the awareness of young people for social and global problems as well as to assume responsibility in the community.
In 2007 they started to send long term volunteers to different projects all over the world. Until now they have sent around 30 volunteers per year to Costa Rica, Colombia, Ecuador, Venezuela, Brazil, Togo, Ghana, Kenya, Tanzania, Vietnam and Fiji. With the support of public funds they also have the possibility to invite about eight project partners or mentors from our partner projects for a mentor training in Germany.
At the moment, Kolping sends 3 long-term-volunteers per year in order to work with VAF. Volunteers give support courses in English for blind children in the Nguyen Dinh Chieu primary and secondary school. The volunteers, aged between 18 and 28 years, will stay in the host country for 11months.
The long-term-volunteer-service is a program that should promote the intercultural exchange between a volunteer and the people of the host country. Both sides should get to know the other’s culture, their way of life, their customs and problems.
The volunteers amplify their intercultural competences, their ability to communicate and their handling with prejudices. Furthermore they get to know the political, social and cultural structures of another country. Through their experiences, which they acquire trough living in another culture, they will ask themselves questions, concerning development and political themes. As the volunteers will share their experiences during and after their stay with others in Germany, they will raise the society’s awareness of these themes, as there are e. g. North-South divide, poverty, education, fair trade etc.
Volunteers should support the development in civil society in the society of the host country. Solidarity and cooperation between both civil societies should be strengthened.
The long-term-volunteer-service gives all parties (sending organisation, partner, volunteer) an insight in development works and contributes, in the sense of the millennium-goals, to the combat against poverty in the world.
Kolping Youth Services work along with the Weltwärts program: Five years ago the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) has started a program to strengthen long term volunteerism abroad.
The Kolping Youth Services are placing the volunteers in the projects. If there are any questions or problems, the volunteer or the host project can contact the Kolping Youth Services, which will arbitrate between the two parties.
The volunteers also attend to a 10 day preparation seminar, a midterm seminar in the host country and a reflection seminar in Germany.
The costs for accommodation, food, seminars and transport from and to the project for the volunteer are paid to three quarters by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) and to one quarter by the Kolping Youth Services.
Coup de Pouce Vietnam:
Coup de Pouce Vietnam (Cdpvn) is a French NGO, providing some financial and material help to local NGOs in order to allow them to set up their projects. They are supporting disadvantaged people, deprived families and children, and isolated elderly people in and around Hanoi.
Our partnership was established in December 2012 and their action focuses on the School on the Boat project.
They provide 10kilograms of rice per child monthly on the condition that the children go to school regularly. At the moment, 16 children benefit from this food assistance.
Cdpvn team took part in the first rice distribution to support international and local coordinators. The budget for this rice distribution is 11.000.000 VND for 6months.
VAF and Cdpvn will meet in May 2013 to discuss the results of our partnership and a possible renewal of the food help.
You will find all the necessary information about Coup de Pouce Vietnam on their website (only in French): http://www.coupdepoucevn.org/ or on their presentation document in English: http://www.coupdepoucevn.org/img/files/english-presentation-jan2013.pdf
(Donor of Christmas Party 2015)
Thyssenkrupp has had a strong legacy in Vietnam for over 20 years. Our operations have grown significantly since we built a fertilizer plant in South Vietnam.
Our thyssenkrupp Industrial Solutions Business Area contributed to the growth with numerous chemical and cement plant engineering activities in the country. We are the leader in cement plant capabilities in the country today, contributing to over 20% of Vietnam's total cement capacity. We also offer services and products under our leading Elevator Technology Business Area. Our Materials Services Business Area is also focused on the distribution of materials and the provision of technical services for the production and manufacturing sectors.
In fiscal year 2014/2015, thyssenkrupp had generated sales of approximately €100 million in the country. We currently have a workforce of more than 400 employees.
Vietnam continues to be a key growth market for thyssenkrupp in the region and we operate Regional Offices in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City.
(Donor of Christmas Party 2015)