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Vietnam: first class of students from the NGO Green Youth Collective

On Tuesday November 4th, 2014, in the suburbs of Ho Chi Minh City, eight young people of the first class of the Green Youth Collective began training in green trades with 2 learning days in an organic farm. This discovery marked the official launch of their vocational training!

The 8 youngsters were received at the farm by staff of the Green Youth Collective and the charity LP4Y, which partners the NGO for this vocational training. After a period of discussion so that everyone could get to know each other, the trainees visited the farm and discovered the different crops. Next then discussed the techniques for growing these crops in a workshop.

The next day, they received training on bamboo and its use in architecture. They immediately put what they learnt into practice by participating in their first construction - exclusively out of bamboo! This was a first for these young people, who had never left their neighbourhood, and who discovered eco-friendly construction.

During these 2 days, the 8 young people became really excited about everything that they learned. They are eager to continue their training, which will now take place on the Green Youth Collective farm in Ho Chi Minh City, where the subject of their first class will be: "What is an urban garden" 

This project is closely followed by the Accor team in Vietnam. On June 2014 at Ho Chi Minh City in Vietnam, Christophe Lejeune, Director of Human Resources Accor Thailand, Cambodia, Laos, Vietnam and Philippines, Lionel Moinard, General Manager Novotel Saigon Centre, both project holders, and Chris Messer, Sustainable Development and Public Relations Manager Accor Asia, took part in a workshop organised by the Green Youth Collective and LP4Y NGOs. More info about this workshop.