SL/CEL Course

The community partners were impressed by the dynamic style of UEF students


In the last week of Semester 1B (January 14, 2022), UEF students participating in the Social Networking - Interactive Media course completed community-based learning activities (CEL) with positive results. 42 students divided into 6 groups were taught by MSc. Pham Thai Hien - Head of Communication Technology - Faculty of Public Relations and Communication implemented numerous creative communication products to promote interaction on fan pages of community organizations.
At the evaluation of the cooperation process in CEL subject, the UEF Service - Learning Center worked with representatives of partners including: Mr. Pham Truong Son - Director of Tinh Than Foundation, Mr. Nguyen Quoc Giang - Deputy Director Soc Trang Center for Social Science Service Connection (SCSE), Ms. Nguyen Thi Phuong Dung - Trust Organization Manager, Ms. To Bich Phuong - Deputy Director of Center for Research and Education of the Deaf (CED) and Ms. Bui Thi Ngoc - Specialist of CED. 

Experts from community organizations participated in the meeting 

During the process of accompanying with UEF students in the subject of applying the Community-engaging model, they had many special impressions with UEF students, most notably their dynamism, creativity and as valuable respect for partners. Mr. Pham Truong Son (Than Than Foundation) said that overcoming the confusion in choosing an effective communication channel, the team gradually improved and exchanged the work more smoothly with partners. They actively gained information to understand the needs of the organization, and the organization also understood their resources to adjust the needs. From here, the items were completed based on the plan and with high agreement from the parties.

Mr. Pham Truong Son - Director of Friendship Foundation 

A communication product of UEF students with the consultancy from partners

Mr. Nguyen Quoc Giang - Deputy Director of SCSE said: “The products of UEF students have actively contributed to the organization's communication activities, spreading professional knowledge to the community. In each product, they always show their own creativity and respect for the specifics of the organizational culture.” Besides, Mr. Giang reminded them of paying more attention to the contact time to facilitate the working conditions of the parties.

Mr. Nguyen Quoc Giang commented on the activities of the students

With CED, through many collaborations with UEF students, the image of dynamic and professional young people has become an imprint. Ms. Bui Thi Ngoc said: "She was surprised by the professional competence of the students because although they did not have much experience in social activities, they worked very hard to learn. The professional words used in articles were properly explained and easy to understand. These help the organization better reach out to young people.” Ms. Ngoc suggested that groups should have a more even distribution of capacities, creating a better support to progress together. 

Ms. Bui Thi Ngoc contributed many useful ideas in the performance evaluation session


A product of UEF students when collaborating with CED

Representative of the Trust organization, Ms. Nguyen Thi Phuong Dung also shared many positive feelings about this bonding activity. As a small-scale organization and facing many difficulties in human resources, but with the companionship from students, Trust has more resources to spread information about activities and focus more on specialized activities. Accompanying the students is a process where the parties learn from each other, organize the reception of students' expertise, and also create opportunities and mentors for them to better practice in terms of words and specialized terms. 

Ms. Nguyen Thi Phuong Dung - Representative of Trust Organization

On behalf of the students, Ms. Pham Thai Hien sent her sincere thanks to community organizations for wholeheartedly supporting and guiding the students to complete the course objectives. With the advice and suggestions from experts, the students were able to create thoughtful and unique products, contributing to spreading the meaningful activities of the organization.
Here are some outstanding results of UEF students after more than 1 month of working with community partners: more than 46 articles have been made (29 articles selected), 89 designed images, 2 video clips have been staged. Since then, the partners' social networking sites have grown significantly (all organizations have increased by more than 300%).
The course ended with many positive results and received acclaim from community organizations. All the representatives of the organization wished to be able to cooperate more with UEF students in order to make their products closer and more useful to real life.

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