YPD 2005


Young People for Development 2005

Preservation of traditional vocations
for sustainable development

Hanoi, Vietnam

26 November - 3 December 2005


YPD 2005 Opening Ceremony



YPD 2005

YPD 2005 was successfully held in Hanoi, Vietnam from 26 November - 3 December following the YPD Bike Ride in Thailand from the 15th to the 25 of November.

Nearly 50 participants from 8 countries participated in this year's YPD Training Programme. A big cheer for the Hanoi YPD Team who successfully implemented the programme for the first time. The programme included immersion in local development projects at traditional craft villages.

There training programme consisted of two parts. The first part is the exposure component where participants will experience selected community development projects. They participants stayed with families of traditional craftspeople at their craft villages around Hanoi. The particpiants then took part in a 3 day training session with guest speakers from development organisations in Vietnam as well as organisations requiring development expertise in Vietnam.

The participants will now be able to apply their newly acquired skills to develop practical projects in Vietnam and in their home locations.

The Programme

Saturday, 26 November 2005

- Arrival in Hanoi

Sunday, 27 & Monday 28 November 2005

Craft Village Immersion Program:

(1) Van Phuc, (Bamboo & Rattan weaving)

(2) Ha Dong (Silk) and

(3) Ba Trang (Pottery)

Training Program 29 November to 1 December 2005

Tuesday, 29 November 2005 (Day 1)

7.00 a.m. - 8.00 a.m. Breakfast

8.00 a.m. - 8.30 a.m. English practice

8.45 a.m. - 10.30 a.m. Group Presentations from Immersion Programme

10.30 a.m. - 10.45 a.m. Break

10.45 a.m. – 12.15 p.m. Input session 1: “The Role of Preserving and Developing Traditional Crafts in Meeting Development Objectives?” (Doan Tien Giang , VNCI)

12.15 p.m. – 1.45 p.m. Lunch and free time

1.45 p.m. – 3.15 p.m. Input session 2: Craft Link – How We Preserve Traditional Craft Vocations. (Tran Tuyet Lan, Craft Link)

3.15 p.m. – 3.30 p.m. Break

3.30 p.m. – 4.30 p.m. Group Discussion & Presentation: “Challenges and Solutions for the Development of Traditional Craft Vocations?”

4.30 p.m. – 5.00 p.m. Review of the day

5.00 p.m. - 6.30 p.m. Free time/Games

6.30 p.m. - 7.30 p.m. Dinner

7.30 p.m. - 10.30 p.m. Cultural presentation

Wednesday, 30 November 2005 (Day 2)

7.00 a.m. - 8.00 a.m. Breakfast

8.00 a.m. - 8.45 a.m. English practice

9.00 a.m. - 12.00 p.m. Input Session 3: “Developing Traditional Crafts Business and Fair Trade” (David G Purvis, Au Lac Designs)

12.00 p.m. -12.45 p.m. Group Discussion and Presentation - What are the best practices in developing a Fair Trade Traditional Craft Business.

12.45 p.m. - 2.00 p.m. Lunch and free time

2.00 p.m. - 3.30 p.m. Input Session 4: Break - Out Sessions

Break-out session 1: Planning, Implementing and Evaluating a Development Project – A Model (Giang Nguyen Huong, World Vision)

Break - out session 2: Financing Small Development Projects (Stefan Gigacz, Cardijn Lay Community/ YPD 2525)

3.30 p.m. – 4.15 p.m. Group Discussion and Presentation - How can we apply what we have learned

4.15 p.m. – 4.30 p.m. Break

4.30 p.m. - 5.00 p.m. Review of the day

5.00 p.m. - 6.30 p.m. Free time/Games

6.30 p.m. - 7.30 p.m. Dinner

7.30 p.m. - 10.30 p.m. Cultural presentation

Thursday, 1 December 2005 (Day 3)

7.00 a.m. - 8.00 a.m. Breakfast

8.00 a.m. - 8.30 a.m. English practice

9.00 a.m. - 11.00 a.m. Input Session 5: (Panel Session)

Input Session 5(a): Development Projects for Patients & Villagers at Van Mon Hospital

Input Session 5(b): Working With Street Children in Ho Chin Min City - Dr. Vu Nhi Cung, Saigon Diocese

Input Session 5(c): Maryknoll’s Involvement in the Development of Traditional Crafts

11.00 a.m. - 12.30 p.m. Group Discussion & Presentation: “Possible YPD Development Projects Involving Local & International Co-operation”

12.30 p.m. - 2.00 p.m. Lunch and free time

2.00 p.m. - 4.00 p.m. Country Planning

4.00 p.m. - 4.30 p.m. Break

4.30 p.m. - 5.30 p.m. Country Presentation on Action Plans

5.30 p.m. – 6.00 p.m. Review of the day

6.30 p.m. - 7.30 p.m. Dinner

7.30 p.m. - 10.30 p.m. Cultural presentation/Farewell Party





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