Time: 02 weeks

Location: Ngoc Son Ngo Luong Nature Reserve, Lac Son District, Hoa Binh Province.



- Vietnam Scientific Association for Development of Talents & Human Resources (VSATH).

- Center for International Cooperation and Vietnam Talent Development (CVTD)


Coordinating units:            

- Center for International Cooperation and Vietnam Talent Development (CVTD)

- Ngoc Son Ngo Luong Nature Reserve (



- Vietnamese volunteers:   10 (selected by CVTD)

- International volunteers:                 20 (selected by CVTD)

- Vietnamese & international professional: 02 (selected by CVTD)

- Local communities


Lean Startup is an intensive program designed to equip university students knowledge about Startup Skill & Internet Marketing. Through specific topics of education resources, students will understand thoroughly Startup Skill & Internet Marketing plays a very important role in financial independence dream.


Now, the students who have startup dream may face the threat from the failed startup because shortage of Startup Skill & Internet Marketing has been happening in many universities in Vietnam. However, the international & Vietnamese professional of CVTD are able to contribute their efforts to change that situation. The lessons in Lean Startup will help them be aware of themself, encourage them to recognize their talents, habits of Startup Skill & Internet Marketing use and adjust inappropriate ones. The students will practice and encourage their families and communities to use Startup Skill & Internet Marketing effectively. As a consequence, the program does not only aim to raise awareness of students about Startup Skill & Internet Marketing use but also has the power to spread the matter in the community.




Ngoc Son Ngo Luong Nature Reserve (NSNL) is a beautiful new ecotourism destination southeast of Hanoi city, situated between Cuc Phuong National Park and Pu Luong Nature Reserve. NSNL contains a variety of wonderful landscapes and ecosystems and is also home to traditional villages of the Muong ethnic minority.


Many parts of NSNL still contain high levels of biodiversity and high rates of endemism. The Reserve contains a range of species listed as globally rare or endangered, and many are protected under Vietnamese law. This is a relaxing and peaceful place, where visitors can be surrounded by nature and rediscover a sustainable way of living.


Funding and support for ecotourism in NSNL were provided through a development project of the Spanish Agency for International Cooperation and Development (AECID). The project was implemented by the Hoa Binh Forest Protection Department (FPD) and the NGO Foundation for the Social Promotion of Culture (FPSC).



- The future entrepreneur will be aware of the concept of and need for Startup Skill & Internet Marketing conservation. They will know and apply efficient solutions to use this valuable tools. Besides, they can participate in an interesting summer program with a number of opportunities to learn, to find out the Startup process and to consult the experience of local and overseas professional on these issues.

- The participant will learn simple ways to use Startup Skill & Internet Marketing in their project.

- Participant will receive Startup Skill & Internet Marketing training and learn how to develop their potentials.

- They also have opportunity to learn firsthand about the differences of Startup culture with international participant.

- Opportunity to receive advice & fund from mentor & investor


Participant will be aware that:

- Nothing is impossible

- Startup Skill & Internet Marketing are most important tools to they will make financial independence dream come true.

- Startup Skill & Internet Marketing must be daily use for yourselves, your families, your communities and the future generations, as soon as possible.


Participant will take the following actions:

- Learn Startup Skill & Internet Marketing and use it wisely

- Practice, encourage and guide other people to use Startup Skill & Internet Marketing

- Confidently solve your problems

- Presenting your own ideas to receive advice & fund from mentor & investor


Main activities:

There are the main activities in the summer camp “Lean Startup”:

- Workshop training/reality practice/case study/talk show

- Trekking tour/wildlife tour

- Exchange culture activities with local communities

- Visit Ngoc Son Ngo Luong Nature Reserve & many place


And the activities depending on the request of participants.


Depending on real conditions, content and order of activities in the above schedule may be changed and rotated accordingly, giving the program the highest quality.


Best of Summer Camp Photos:


  • I had a great time volunteering with CVTD. Had the opportunity to meet amazing people from so many countries, besides the experience to work with disable kids that was so special and definitely unforgettable in my life. I got all the support i needed and felt home during the month i spent on the project. Hope to come back one day. 

  • My experience with CVTD Vietnam was great ! Work with kids is really tiring and you have to keep your energy and enthusiasm all the time but when you see them smiling, having fun and the most important learning things from you it really worth it ! 

  • I had an amzing time!Definitely the place to volunteer if you are in vietnam!the girls who work there are superfriendly and make you feel at home in no time.

  • These have a great record of providing low- income families an opportunity to learn English. With so many NGOs to choose from in Vietnam, I found these follows its mission of wanting to make a difference and not skewing away from its original plan of helping others. 

  • Thanks for the good wishes and your support during my stay-I'll definitly come back if i get the chance.

  • I stayed and worked here for several weeks and had a very fun and rewarding experience. The students are great. The staff is friendly and the food is good. You'll typically have roommates from Vietnam,...

  • I really enjoyed being part CVTD Team. This has been a super great time. Children are willing to learn English which is very motivated. So classes are very pleasant. 

  • I came to CVTD , wanting to be an English teacher but I had no experience. 
    CVTD has given me the opportunity to put my training into action and teach a wide range for ages and English levels in a classroom setting.

  • I came to CVTD with the teaching experience and how I feel more confident with teaching English to all ages. I have never volunteered before so volunteering at CVTD has made me feel good and I’m glad that I got this opportunity.

  • It has been a nice experience. It is a good feeling help people who want to improve their English level and Vietnamese students are very grateful and they have made me feel very well.