1. Participate in network expansion training with the U.S. Consulate

Representatives of Little Roses Foundation and representatives of universities and NGOs/NPOs participated in the training program “Vocational orientation for gender empowerment,” which is the fifth of 17 United Nations criteria (UNSDG17). The program is a component of the Gender Equality Across Vietnam Industries (GEAI) initiative, which is sponsored by the US Consulate General and aims to increase public awareness of the “gender equality” issue that exists in a variety of fields in the Vietnamese industry.

2. Promote volunteerism and increase the participation of young people in the process of sustainable development

With the mission to empower and support young people by providing them with the opportunities and skills they need to be agents of change and sustainable development in their communities, Little Roses Foundation is expected to collaborate with the Centre for Sustainable Development Studies (CSDS). Through youth development activities, international volunteer exchanges, and community development in Vietnam, sustainable development staff will conduct training activities and train volunteers, thereby contributing to positive changes in the country.

When Little Roses Foundation implements valuable and meaningful international training, and volunteering activities for the “Little Roses Community”, it is anticipated that CSDS will be one of the Foundation’s strategic partners.

Estimated budget: 500 million VND per year, from domestic or international funding (project will be implemented only if funds are secured).

3. United Nations Sustainable Development Awareness Program (UNSDG17)

It is anticipated that LRF and UNESCO Vietnam will jointly implement the program in the second period of 2023 and 2024, after the parties complete the procedures and report to the governing agencies such as the UNESCO Headquarters in Paris (France), the Ministry of Home Affairs (Vietnam), the Ministry of Education and Training, along with private universities and high schools in the sponsored syllabi.

Estimated budget: 2 billion VND per year, from domestic or international financing (the plan will be implemented only if the necessary funds are secured).

4. The Little Roses Community Activities

Under the direction and guidance of the Foundation’s Board of Directors, the program will be conducted quarterly in each region.

5. International network development program with Norec

On February 14, 2023, a Norec representative spoke directly with a Little Roses Foundation representative in order to outline the necessary procedures for the submission of information supported / sponsored by Norec, which is expected to be completed in the fourth quarter of 2023.

The Norwegian Agency for Exchange Cooperation (Norec) is Norway’s sole international exchange center of competence. Norec, an agency within the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, is an integral element of Norway’s integrated strategy for achieving the sustainable development goals of the United Nations. Norec promotes specifically human rights, gender equality, climate and environmental issues, and the struggle against corruption.

Training is fundamental to the Norec methodology. Norec provides training and guidance to participants and exchange companions before, during, and after their exchange. Partners join an international network of associates in the field of international development through group training. From 2000 to 2018, more than 10,000 individuals have participated in Norec exchange programs. In the fourth quarter of 2023, LRF is anticipated to introduce the opportunity to collaborate with Norec.

Norec will fund the estimated budget of 100,000 USD per year, which is equivalent to 2.3 billion VND per year (financed mobilization will be implemented).