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Dự án “Hô hấp hớn hở” là dự án hướng dẫn học sinh tiểu học bảo vệ đường hô hấp từ nhóm hai cô gái Trương Ngọc Anh Thư và Trương Thị Ánh Lâm. Đây là nhóm thí sinh nhỏ tuổi nhất tham gia chương trình khi Anh Thư mới chỉ học lớp 10 và […]

The Journey Continues

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Continuing from our previous update, 10 teams with a total of 31 participants were identified through a judging process from a pool of 93 applications. Out of the 31 participants, 49% of which were youths with disabilities: 10 visually impaired, 4 deaf, and 1 disabled people; 19% came from disadvantaged backgrounds and living in different […]

Tuấn Nguyễn and team aim to build a job-seeking website to help bridge the gap between blind people, their abilities, and employers

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UPSHIFT has brought new opportunities to Vietnamese youth, specifically those from marginalized communities, to learn skills that they might need to bring about their own social impact projects. To think that the participants are the only ones that have benefited from the program is not entirely true. Those of us at Viet Youth Entrepreneurs (VYE), […]

Kim Van is fulfilling her dream of helping people with disabilities overcome challenges in daily transportation

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I still remember our first encounter with Kim Van, head of the “Assist People with Disabilities on Public Transportation” project, when we organized our first UPSHIFT outreach session at the Center for Disability Research & Capacity Development (DRD) in Vietnam. Van has weak leg muscles and is reliant on a wheelchair to move around but […]

An UPSHIFT Journey: From Kosovo to Vietnam

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Enter UPSHIFT Social Impact Workshop In 2014, Unicef Kosovo Programme‘s UNICEF Innovations Lab Kosovo developed and launched the first UPSHIFT programme ever. UPSHIFT seeks to create youth-led social impact programs by providing them with the necessary skill training, financial resources and mentorship. The Kosovo program achieved some impressive results: More than 126 youth-led projects have been implemented, […]