So here I am, at Save the Children Vietnam office.
Today is my 1st day here. And I am so lucky that the office has just moved in to a new building. We got new work stations, new stationery, wifi etc. Everything is so well-equipped here in the head office. But imagine the lives out there in the minorities groups.
The 1st reading that is given by my supervisor is “54 Ethnic Groups” Why different?” Vietnam has gained impressive achievements in economic growth and poverty reduction over the past 20 years. However, progress towards achievement of poverty reduction still remains limited and varies among different ethic groups. There are 54 enthic groups in Vietnam, and understanding on their culture, traditions, customs, living conditions and habits are citical for our strategy formulation. And hopefully after reading this book, I would have a Vietnam overview and incorporate into my program implementation.
I am so looking forward to my new assignments and adventures. All the best to other PULSE 2014 volunteers who are going to start their assignment soon!