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Li A.

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Review for Youthlinc, Salt Lake City, UT, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

I am Linh, a project coordinator for SJ Vietnam. I knew Youthlinc since the first days I have worked for SJ Vietnam. Youthlinc did many meaningful voluntary programs in Vietnam, especially in poor and rural areas. I am very happy to review the very first and most important project.
In 2013, 90 Youthlinc's volunteers were divided into 2 groups implemented to support community development for different durations. The first wave was from July 2 to July 11, and the second wave was from July 17 to July 26. The project was deployed in Xuan Lam commune, the most difficult commune in Song Cau town to support local people to develop a better life. Upon arriving here, each group divided into 4 teams to work in 4 different places in the commune: Xuan Lam Primary School (Binh Nong village), Xuan Lam 2 Primary School (Cao Phong village), Cao Phong Kindergarten and participate in building compassionate houses for a poor household. Although the time was very short, the volunteers had deployed various voluntary activities such as career guidance, teaching English, livestock breeding, education support, and nutrition guidance. maintenance, first aid, dental hygiene ... and school repairs. This project in Song Cau in the 2013 summer was effective and practical. The biggest meaning has been still the exchange and understanding between the people of Song Cau and another country in the world. Moreover, Song Cau Town had the opportunity to welcome a large number of international visitors that have never been there. This was also an opportunity to promote the tourism potential of a new town ”. Through two rounds of volunteering, the volunteers helped build 2 charitable houses, donated 16 calves to poor households in Xuan Lam commune, equipment for the Xuan Phuong commune health station, teaching aids, supplies 20 sets of tables and chairs for Cao Phong kindergarten and primary school, 10 wheelchairs for Phu Yen Nursing and Rehabilitation Hospital (An Phu commune, Tuy Hoa city). Especially, the volunteers carried 4 "Made in the USA" sewing machines to teach women in the commune about sewing and gave these sewing machines to women to take home to use.

After this program, Youthlinc has been cooperating with SJ Vietnam to get young people and students who are living and learning in the U.S.A almost every year to Vietnam to do volunteer and contribute to our community development.

Thank you so much for everything you have done with SJ Vietnam and Vietnam. We look forward to receiving more significant projects from Youthlinc so that we can help more poor and disadvantaged people or get more contribution to our community!!!

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