In 2021, Irish charity SERVE worked with 11 partners in 8 countries. In Ireland, we also launched a new volunteering programme and a SDG education programme for schools. Despite the pandemic, SERVE has received generous public donations to continue its work that contributes to the Global Goals.
About Centre for Sustainable Development Studies (CSDS)
Centre for Sustainable Development Studies (CSDS) was established in 2009 in Hanoi, Vietnam. CSDS is committed to youth and community development. SERVE has been working with CSDS since 2018.
Centre for Sustainable Development Studies (CSDS) implement sustainable development programmes across Vietnam which empower youth, develop communities, and promote intercultural exchange through volunteerism, civic engagement, and active citizenship. CSDS’ activities contribute towards the achievement of the Global Goals.
CSDS also promote international volunteering and exchange, to support local communities and to contribute towards the personal development of both local and international volunteers. International volunteers teach English language classes, facilitate creative arts workshops, and deliver workshops around life skills and leadership.
CSDS have a close relationship with Irish Embassy in Hanoi, working together to promote the shared values of Vietnam and Ireland, to inspire youths to work towards achieving the Global Goals, and to provide opportunities for Vietnamese students to study in Ireland.
In 2020, in response to Covid-19, SERVE volunteers continued to support CSDS virtually, teaching English language classes to Vietnamese students.