Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Call for Mentors: SEALNet Project Vietnam 2019 (Partial Funded)

Apply to become a mentor for SEALNet Project Vietnam 2019: Full Bottle. Fewer Bottles (PV19) will be held in Hanoi, Vietnam from 8 – 21/7/2019. PV19 Participants will be working together and with locals in Bai Giua, a poverty-stricken community residing on the banks of the Red River, to alleviate imminent social and environmental issues – most predominant of which is plastic pollution. They are recruiting mentors — youths over 18 years of age — who will play an active role in conducting preparatory groundwork, building both the service and leadership curriculums, executing the project and running the post-project sustainability plan.

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.

The summer project is approved by Southeast Asian Service Leadership Network (SEALNet) who are a community of servant leaders, passionate to serve, equipped to make social changes in Southeast Asia and around the world.

All on-site expenses from 8-21 July will be covered.
  • This includes:
    • - Full board and lodging
    • - Local transportation to community service sites
    • - Insurance
    • - Othr expenses that relate to the project.
  • This does not include:
    • - Your personal expenditure
    • - Travel expenses (flight tickets, bus tickets, etc.) to and fromHanoi, Vietnam.
  • After you are officially accepted as a Project Mentor, you will also be required to fundraise 300 USD. Please note that the fundraising contribution is NOT a participation fee. We encourage you to take it as a challenge to showcase your commitment to the cause of the project. Detailed fundraising guidelines will be provided.
  • Be at least 18 years of international age (at the time of the project).
  • Be committed and enthusiastic about the goals of the project.
  • Having expertise in plastic pollution and environmental issues is NOT a must, but will add strong points to the application.
  • Be an outstanding youth leader with a strong co-curricular involvement as well as the ability to solve social and environmental problems. (Those without prior experience are also welcome to join the team.)
  • Be able to stay in a designated venue in Hanoi, Vietnam from 8 - 21 July, 2019, even if you have your own accommodation in Hanoi.
  • Can dedicate 5-6 hours/week into the planning process from now until the project date and proactively participate during the project. Be willing to play a strong part in the sustainability planning of the project.
  • Be able to operate in English, the primary working language of the project.
  • Be able to fundraise 300 USD toward the cause of the project.
  • Be willing to form a close relationship with a mentee (SEA high school student) through the mentorship program; be open-minded and willing to communicate with people from different backgrounds and cultures.
  • A love for working with children.
  • Willing to take initiative and have fun!

How to Apply:
PV19 is inaugurally designed for a maximum of 14 mentors all over the world. A Selection Committee including Project Professional Mentors, Project Leaders and Core Team Members will select the mentors.

Application Screening
  • Applicants are expected to complete every section in the application form:
  • The application form requires you to finish these sections:
    • Liability Waiver
    • Personal Information (requirement to upload your .pdf file resume)
    • Team Selection: During the pre-project stage, project members are to be divided into 6 functional teams:
      • Outreach Planning
      • Leadership Planning
      • Human Resources
      • Media and Design (Applicants for the Design Team have to submit an art portfolio.)
      • Finance and Partnership.
      • Logistics.


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