The series of webinars for capacity building on SL/CEL (Service-Learning/Community-Engaged Learning) for VNES members in 2021 concluded with Webinar 7. 

The sharing and discussions from speakers and participants demonstrated the importance of connecting and developing partnerships between stakeholders in SL/CEL including students, lecturers, faculties, communities, and other partners.

The framework E (Exploitative)-T (Transactional)-T (Transformational), according to which the development or regression of relationships is dependent on factors such as intimacy, equality, and integrity in a partnership relationship, is mentioned in the presentation by MSc. Phan Tran Kieu Trang, Head of Community Engaged Learning Center, Lecturer at Danang Architecture University. Based on those aspects, re-evaluating the connection will provide the researcher/project owner with an objective perspective to determine the best strategy to connect and deepen the multi-stakeholder collaboration. 

Furthermore, in Webinar 7, the pictures of deaf children in the “Coloring Dreams” project inspired the lecturers to continue with the project despite obvious challenges at the start.

SL/CEL not only provides students with the essential information and skills they use in practice, but it also opens their hearts, awakening kindness and compassion among people in society.

We are proud to contribute to the development of SL/CEL in Vietnam, thus raising a future generation of students who are socially responsible.