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Vietnam Sustainability Social Enterprise

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Vietnam Sustainability Social Enterprise

VSSE is a social enterprise playing a role as a partnership platform to deal with local challenges and toward the development of an environmental-friendly and inclusive society

Vietnam Sustainability Social Enterprise, VSSE is a social enterprise playing a role as a partnership to deal with local challenges and toward the development of an environmental-friendly and inclusive society. VSSE supplies services of project development, communication, and capacity building based on the foundation of coordination of local and all stakeholders.

As a Social Enterprise registered under Vietnamese Law, VSSE commits to resolve a number of social and environmental issues for a social purpose as well as reinvest at least 51 percent of total profits to resolve the registered social and environmental issues throughout our activities and projects.

Product & Services
  1. Communication (e.g through Energy Efficiency Network, Inclusion Vietnam)
  2. Project Development: VSSE offers consultation to the implementation of different projects to ensure the achievement of sustainable development goals.
  3. Capacity Building: VSSE provides a capacity building and mentoring program for students to help them take part in solving challenges in the sustainable development field

In 2018, VSSE initiated an environmentally friendly Dao Sub-School Building. The new building with two open classrooms with enclosing structure meets the understandable desire for climate comfort, environmental friendliness and local identity. The walls are made of a brick system that makes use of daylight and captures the wind when needed to cool down in summer. New technology is applied to develop local materials. Pivot open-able windows with ventilation brick ensure the advantage of natural wind and light. It keeps cool in summer and in winter all windows and ventilation bricks are close-able to keep it warmer in rooms. Thatched roof, typical traditional architecture in Lao Cai area is used in this project. Over 4000 dried leaves are easily collected from mountains around the area by local community to build a large roof system with a frame of bamboo to cover the 2 classrooms. The open interaction space between two classrooms is used as a school yard to ensure that students from different ethnic groups have more communication space to exchange culture between different ethnic groups.

Source: https://www.archdaily.com/937121/dao-school-1-plus-1-2-architects