‘Just do IT’, CLT Dreamers’ 6th story(1)
CLT Dreamers Global Youth Volunteers
July 30, 2014 ~ August 08, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
CLT Dreamers is an international IT (Information Technology) volunteer work group that CyberLogitec sends out year after year with a view to supporting IT education for students in developing countries and expanding cultural exchange. With their passions as hot as the August sun, CLT Dreamers, in its 6th term, have been to their volunteer work in Vietnam for 10 days.
Total fourteen members including nine college students, CyberLogitec employees, and a volunteering Vietnamese translator, worked under the slogan of ‘Just do IT!’ in thoroughly preparing for the mission. College student members voluntarily worked in planning the program and organizing specific contents for it, while demonstrating such subtlety and meticulousness as to get Plan B lined up as well.
Ties to Vietnam
With its 1st term started in 2009 and now coming into its sixth year, CLT Dreamers’ activities have drawn spotlight from the media in the local community of Ho Chi Minh, as both sides work together to share special memories each year.
Volunteering in IT Education and Cultural Exchange
Sharing IT knowledge with FPT University
The volunteers visited FPT University, a local IT junior college, and following a campus tour, made presentations and follow-up questions in English on the technological trends in both countries. The Vietnamese students prepared a presentation on ‘Sensor Technology’ in which they provided a detailed description of the technology for mechanical conversion of the human senses by detecting and distinguishing physical changes and also demonstrated it. The members of the 6th-term Dreamers presented technology on the two topics of ‘Wearable Devices and 3D Printing’. In the presentation, the members shared with the local students a piece rendered with 3D printer based on the design that one member had carried out before they traveled to Vietnam. With their curiosity awakened, the students of FPT University showed strong interest in the demonstration.
Following the seminar presentations, everyone enjoyed a demonstration match in Vovinam, the traditional martial art of Vietnam that the FTP students prepared. And participants learned a cute dance called ‘chicken dance’ and had a good time, gamboling around hand in hand with everyone. In the last part of the event, everyone put on the T-shirt created by Dreamers and posed for photography, delightfully greeting one another like old friends.
Volunteering in Education
Dreamers visited Nguyen Anh Thu Middle School and Luong The Vinh Middle School in Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam, and donated computers, speakers and accessories to the school. Designed to get the local students familiar with IT environment through teaching them how to create practical media content and encouraging them to perform projects by themselves, the curriculum included image editing on day 1, video shooting and editing on day 2, and PowerPoint class and presentations.
While uploading, editing, and merging the taken photos, participants took the role of a famous soccer player, their favorite cartoon characters, or a beautiful entertainment star.
Through the program, Dreamers coordinated the overall training time and schedule while members made sure that no student was left behind. Shy at first, the students opened up their heart and stepped closer to the members. As for the creation of the video titled ‘High School Jam’, the product carried the students’ artistic flair and talents. While watching the created video, everyone was very happy.
[Video] Bad Student – Nguyen Anh Thu jam
[Video] LTV SCHOOL JAM – by luong the vihn school
Members Hyun Seok HA | Min Gyung CHO | Hee Kyung KIM | Geun Woong HAN | Yoon Ji JO | Young Jae JANG | Chan Hee NA | Hong Won SEOL | Kyung Ryul KIM
Staff Min Taek HWANG Kyung | Wan CHO | Min Jung KIM | Jong Won LEE
Interpreters Mac Thi Kim Chi | Mai Huệ | Phương Nghi
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