As summer is drawing near, we’re getting more and more excited to welcome new members to our SEALNet family – we hope you are just as excited to join us on the adventure ahead. Let’s meet this year’s Summer Project Leaders – the wonderful people who are working tirelessly to make this summer a memorable one for both you and SEALNet.
Project Brunei 2019: Youth.RISE Project Leaders
Atiqah aspires to become the bridge between grass-root youth development and the theoretical world of academia. She also aspires to put the Philosophy back in PhD – to be a thinker, above being a researcher. She is in love with Southeast Asia and a big fan of cat videos, Marvel movies and Game of Thrones. She can often be found looking at food as if it’s the love of her life.
Past SEALNet experience: PI18 mentor
Shi Mei is a college graduate who is enthusiastic about developing herself and helping others while doing so. She believes that before helping other people, one must first be able to help themselves.
Past SEALNet experience: YLS 2017 participant PI18 core team member/mentor
Project Vietnam: Full Bottle. Fewer Bottles Project Leaders
Jack is currently working as an English teacher and freelancer in Hanoi, Vietnam. He very much loves to spark joy in the people around him, and would like to spread this spirit to those from disadvantageous backgrounds. In his free time, Jack enjoys listening to good music and coming up with strange and exciting new ideas.
Past SEALNet experience: PC16 mentor PI18 mentor
Thuc-Anh is pursuing her liberal arts education in Yonsei University, South Korea, and finds a lot of joy in studying Sustainable Development. She is exhilarated to connect the theoretical knowledge in her Developmental Field Research class with her current initiatives, and to make a substantial social impact through PV19.
Past SEALNet experience: PV15 Mentee SEALNet Hanoi Club Co-founder, Former President PC17 Mentor
SEALNet Project Vietnam 2019 Full Bottle. Fewer Bottles.
Hanoi, Vietnam July 8-21, 2019
SEALNet Project Vietnam 2019 (PV19) is a lively 2-week service leadership program that focuses on the children residing on the banks of the Red River in Hanoi, Vietnam. The project aims to equip them with practical tools and solution-oriented lessons that focus on plastic pollution so that they may acquire the will and the skills to solve community problems that include, but are not limited to, environmental issues. All participants, including mentors and mentees, will sharpen their leadership abilities through the lessons and, while doing so, interpret the interconnectedness between what human beings consume-dispose and the ecosystem. PV19 will end our unique program with a musical performance to fundraise and support our local partners, the S-house Project, and the local SEALNet Hanoi Club.
Apply to become a mentor for SEALNet Project Vietnam 2019: Full Bottle. Fewer Bottles at bit.ly/PV19MentorApp
Project Brunei 2019: Youth.RISE (Resilient.Innovative.Skillful.Employable) is a 2-week service leadership project that focuses on empowering local youths towards self-sufficiency and resilience as they head out into society. During the 2-week project, participants will take part in a Structured Learning Experience (SLE) that is carefully designed based on the two SEALNet pillars: Service and Leadership. The first week will revolve around Leadership and follow the theme of Enhancing youth resilience through service leadership, aiming to equip mentors and mentees with the necessary skills to alleviate unemployment in their community. With the theme of Youth.RISE, the second week will consist of Service activities directed at the local youth in Brunei, with the hopes of strengthening their grit and resilience, encouraging them to be more innovative and resourceful, and equipping them with essential soft skills, thus empowering them to improve their own employability.