SCC Alumni Network: For The Hearts Having The Same Beats
There is a story telling about uneasy life. An American Psychiatrist, Morgan Scott Peck, began his classic book, “The Road Less Travelled” with the familiar Buddhist philosophy “life is difficult”. And life seems even tougher to some people those whose roads seem longer, wider, more rugged, more intense and more challenging. For a long time, hard-working people have been struggling along that lonely road, and managed to get through the hard days with the commitment to let their children have a brighter future, study and be better educated to have a good life.
SCC entirely sympathized with those difficulties, we took the mission to bring education to children, because SCC believes schooling today is future tomorrow. During the past 20 years accompanying Vietnamese children on the way to the class. It is not too long nor too short. There have been more than 10,000 children overcoming their difficulties to go to school. Some were successful, some escaped from poverty, some gave their hands to help other ones and some had different decisions.
Following a big dream under long gestation period, finally, on June 1, 2012, the “Alumni Network” was established to be home for all sons & daughters who have grown up with SCC in the past 20 years. A place where SCC, as well as its children are able to support each other and work together for a brighter future. Moreover Alumni will be a place in which not only their needs, concerns and problems could be shared & considered, but also their dreams, hopes and goals could be reserved & enhanced.
With the above mission, four young dedicated people were assigned to set up the Alumni network like “working ants” build up their nest. Consequently, with the support of venue from Caravelle Hotel, on July 10, 2012 a meeting with the first 150 members was organized. They were many different people there (officers, SCC staff, workers, students, graduates), but they were gathered there for one purpose “to share & be shared”. They have created great energy & inspired strong belief from one to another. The belief is to have a powerful Alumni Network, and then to keep going forward.
The Alumni network seems an easy project, a happy ending story, but the journey is still far ahead to reach that happy ending. Anyhow, far does not mean you will never arrive at the destination. SCC strongly believes, with the determination, effort and the contribution of young members in the SCC family, one day Alumni Network will grow into a great ant’s nest to equip members with information and job development opportunities and a chance for “Giving” to each other.
To let this life no longer be difficult, or let the road not be too immense, and let the great hearts spread and multiply widely.
1: The road less traveled – PhD. Morgan Scott Peck
Alumni network is the important part of the network development strategy for SCC’s beneficiaries. This network is particularly focused on young people aged 16 – 23, and those who have received support from SCC – called former members (Alumni)
To create the connection for those who are or have been a beneficiary of SCC’s scholarship program
To train Alumni family member with the necessary skills and not just with traditional scholarships.
To listen to expectations and connect the members in the network through Alumni Network specific activities
The successful Alumni members – who overcome difficulties will become “Ambassadors”, to motivate and encourage others