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Written by Trinh Thi Ly, 2018-10-29 06:37:13
ICA Asia and Pacific (ICA-AP) and its members in the Philippines, are proud to announce the second edition of the Asia Pacific Co-operative Youth Summit from August 18-21, 2018 in Cebu, the Philippines. The theme of the Second Summit is, 'Creative Skills, Co-operative Entrepreneurship and Sustainable Development.' The Summit has been envisioned to be a combination of engaging talks delivered by Youth Leaders from the Asia Pacific and Global co-operative movement, the Co-operative/Coop Pitch, and the Outdoor and Experiential Learning Activities planned to strengthen the spirit of solidarity midst the youth gathered there.
Youth Coop Pitch is an ‘IDEA’ competition for the youth to bring in innovative ideas on board. It is clash of ideas and brings creative mind from various parts of Asia and Pacific region. In 2018, Philippines was selected the because of it vibrant cooperative institutes around 30000 cooperative exist in numerous fields. An Ideal place to conduct this year’s Youth Summit.
One of the runner up, Ms. Trinh Thi Ly from Vietnam shares her view of the event she experienced, “It was a great and memorisable experience of my life in Cebu Philippines. This is the first time I went outside Vietnam and the Filipino friends together with international youth, delegates made me so impressed by their friendliness in communication, profession in working. I learnt a lot from their entrepreneurship story, both their failure and success lesson.”
Ms. Trinh Thi Ly share about her idea presented in the Coop Pitch,
“Our complete idea until now is "Sinh Duoc Herbal Ecosystem" with the aim of creating sustainable livelihood for local people taking part in the "Ecosystem". The main activities of the plan are:-
- Cultivate and reserve the local valuable
- Research, produce and provide market
with healthy, environment-friendly, herb-origin products.
- Establish the model of community tourism
(homestay, farmstay...), bring activities in Vietnamese ancient people’s
culture of using herbs to domestic and international tourists.
To reach the goals, Sinh Duoc Cooperative is planning to:-
- Build factory meeting GMP and CGMP
standards in 2021.
- Expand the area of herbal field to 20
ha, with priority to build new gardens of herbs for farmers household.
- Develop more accommodation, experience,
service to serve bigger number of visitors, especially children,
The stages of development are as follow:
Phase 1: 2016 – 2018: establish model “Sinh Duoc Herbal Ecosystem”, changing the awareness of local people to the sustainable development of livelihood from values of indigenous culture of using herbs. We now finish phase 1 one of the project and moving to phase 2.
Phase 2: 2019 – 2022: affirm the brand and enhance qualities of products and services.”
Further on inquiring about the views of how the cooperative business model will play an important role to grow business in your city, area? Her response, “Yes, it does. The Cooperative model now contributes positively for the business growth in my local because it has the capacity of creating sustainable livelihood for people from local's strength, advantage itself and empowering the community from their success and their concern to local's social, cultural development.”
Youth are the forefront for a change to happen for a long run, her views in the cooperative movement regarding the youth are as follow, “Yes, it does. The Cooperative model now contributes positively for the business growth in my local because it has the capacity of creating sustainable livelihood for people from local's strength, advantage itself and empowering the community from their success and their concern to local's social, cultural development.”