VUSTA Award Ceremony 2018

Written by  Linh Thuy My Chu

On November 30 in Hanoi, the Vietnam Union of Science and Technology Associations (VUSTA) in collaboration with the Ministry of Science and Technology held a conference on the evaluation of the activities of science and technology organizations affiliated with VUSTA for the 2015-2018 period and the 2018 Networking event for Cooperation and Development. The VUSTA's Certificates of Merit were also awarded to organizations who made excellent achievements for the contribution of the development of VUSTA. LIN was honored among 15 awarded organizations, recognizing our outstanding contributions to community development during this period.

With a mission to connect all sectors towards common good for the community, LIN has built up and developed CSR facilitation programs with an aim to support and encourage the engagement of corporations in NPO activities. For example, LIN OI MINH DI DAU is a program in which corporations will visit NPO sites and learn about their vision, mission and activities, and what these NPOs expect from the corporation; as a result the corporation can find suitable ways to support NPOs closely and effectively. This idea has created positive impact on the connection between Corporations and NPOs with common purposes towards community.

In addition, LIN also provided useful online service platforms such as Online toolkits for NPO, NPO forums and Philoinhuan.org website. The tools allow NPOs to utilize these useful resources and build up their leadership and organizational capacity. They also create an environment for different communities like volunteers and NPOs to share information, call for support as well as connect to each other more easily.

This award has been a recognition from the government to LIN's contribution to the community, and marks a critical milestone in the long yet meaningful journey LIN and our partners have gone through. In 2019, we hope there will be more organizations, corporations and philanthropists joining with us, so together we can overcome societal challenges and bring greater success in the community development mission.

With best greetings for a wonderful year ahead!