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About The American Center, the U.S Embassy in Hanoi

What are some notable activities from the American Center, the U.S. Embassy to help young people perceive and build their critical and creative thinking skills?  


About youngsters

In your opinion, how young people can apply and practice critical and creative thinking skill in their daily life? 


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Morning dewdrops with green tea buds, calm but elegant, simple but full of life because "in a deliciously brewed teapot, one can perceive a poetic scent and a philosophy" (written by the late author Nguyen Tuan). NGUOC always hopes that during the trip to Thai Nguyen land - the land of green tea of ​​the country, TELUCANI - NGUOC Leadership Youthcamp in Thai Nguyen will be like a dewdrop that nourishes persistent creativity, uncovers hidden potentials and spreads strong enthusiasm to young people - green buds need to be cherished and challenged.

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Dynamic, enthusiastic and proactive young people aged 16-30 in Thai Nguyen and neighboring provinces with the following criteria:

- Desire to build, develop yourself and meet enthusiastic young people across the country.

- Have experiences in social projects, volunteer activities and desire to contribute and spread positive values ​​to the community.

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Time: 4 hours | 8 AM - 12 PM

           Sunday, 31/07/2022


Thai Nguyen University Digital Center 

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7:00 - 7:55: Checkin 

Staff and participants check in to The American Hangout, following safety protocols and settling down their seats.

7:00 - 7:55: Checkin 
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8:00 - 8:10: Ice-breaking activities

  • ​Pass The Eyes: Participants are randomly assigned a diverse set of questions related to their own characteristics and personality. The members in groups of 3-4 people take turns asking each other in a circle.

  • Eyes magnet: Exciting warm-up physical activity aimed at stimulating participants' spirits, where each participant stick their eyes onto one another's and hence, connect with others more.

8:00 - 8:10: Ice-breaking activities

8:10 - 9:50: Brainstorming and cocreating activities

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Critical Thinking VS Creative Thinking

8:10 - 9:50: Brainstorming and cocreating activities
  • Participants learn about 2 different thinking strategies and how to combine them.

  • Excercises where participants can practice this knowledge in groups.

Role-play activities exercise the ability of thinking and persuasion when participants can role-play into departments in a company and practice pitching skills.

9:50 - 10:20: Speaker's sharing
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9:50 - 10:20: Speaker's sharing

Inspirational Guest Speaker: Ms. Lâm Đào Quế Anh (Amelia) - Founder of SOHO Academy

Speaker would share her journey of development, revolving around 2 main questions:​

  • Can you share your experience of gaining essential skills such as critical and creative thinking skills?

  • From your experience working with students in SOHO Academy, what is the importance of critical/creative thinking skills to youngsters these days?

10:20 - 10:40 Meet & Greet The Representative from American Center Hanoi, U.S. Embassy.

10:20 - 10:40
Meet & Greet The Representative from American Center Hanoi, U.S. Embassy.

MC/Host welcome: The Representative from American Center Hanoi, U.S. Embassy.

The Public Affairs Section advances U.S. foreign policy by deepening ties between the peoples of Vietnam and the United States.  Through diverse programs – from social media campaigns to academic exchange programs, to name just a few  – Public Affairs delivers information about the United States, its policies, its government, its people, and its culture, to better align the Vietnamese public with the U.S. interests of mutual concern.  Public Affairs works closely with all members of the U.S. Mission in Vietnam to promote and amplify their policy efforts.

The American Center (AC), a high-tech library and computer lab with 3D printers is a conducive environment to learn English and attend workshops and programs for free.  The AC also responds to research requests, providing up-to-date information about the United States to journalists, academicians, researchers, Vietnamese government officials, ‎and students. 



Question for the Representative from American Center Hanoi, U.S. Embassy

  • What are some notable activities from the American Center, and the U.S.Embassy to help young people perceive and build their critical and creative thinking?  

  • In your opinion, how young people can practice their own critical and creative thinking? Can you recommend some books?

Appreciations from our two honorable guest speakers - As the representative of NGUOC & the Vietnamese youth to say thanks to American Center, U.S. Embassy in Hanoi.

Thank you to all the guest speakers to attend Hanoi Leadership Bootcamp @3: UP.

Take a photoshoot with our honorable guest speakers and 95 campers.

10:45 - 11:45: Look within
Rubik's Cube

10:45 - 11:45: Look within


The Closer, the Winner


I am ME!

  • An interactive activity to embrace the message about diversity: each individual has his own colors, and do not let the prejudices prevent you from connecting to others.

  • Youth representatives are divided into groups and select a topic

  • Prepare a short value statement sentence that represents themselves and say it confidently in front of the camera. Each campers are allowed 3 takes.

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11:50 - 12:00: Closing

Summary, Closing Remark, Photoshoot

11:50 - 12:00: Closing
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​NGƯỚC always appreciates your dedication to our society and we are always supporting, following you like your big fan. At ThaiNguyen Leadership Youthcamp - TELUCANI, NGƯỚC repose our trust in your inspirational and insightful discussion about the topic with nearly 300 notable youngsters nationwide, which will definitely become the youth motivation to their personal growth and their contribution to our country's development.

Please feel free to contact us via our email: or NGƯỚC's Representative (Zalo, Whatsapp, Telegram, Phone)
| (+84) 0388 928 126 - Ms. Zoe. Nguyen Phan Thuy Linh
| (+84) 097 5656 919 - Ms. Harlyn. Tran Minh Huyen


We really hope that you would have liked our work as well as its quality. We really want to thank you for all your assistance and support. Thank you for all of these indelible moments with our national youngsters.


NGƯỚC is not only the brainchild of the founder but also the ideal of over ten thousand members. Since 2016, NGUOC youth activists are jointly devoting our energy and creativity to public interests, especially to inclusive education, environmental issues, and voluntary activities.  

It is our fervent hope to receive encouragement and support from philanthropists and sponsors. Hence, other meaningful programs can be launched and positively affected our community, which also fulfill NGUOC’s ambition.


Yours sincerely,

NGƯỚC Organization.

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