The agreement was signed in the presence of Israeli President Mr. Reuven (Rubi) Rivlin, who is on an official visit to Vietnam.
The first Community Center will be located in the city of Hanoi. The agreement was signed by the IACC Chairman Mr. Aviad Friedman and capital’s Chairman of People’s Committee, Nguyen Duc Chung.
“It’s great that Vietnam wants to supplement formal education with informal education,” President Rivlin told Việtnam News. Rivlin added that Israeli towns that know how to make use of their Community Centers and to take responsibility for their activities, “benefit tremendously, and I hope they will do so in Vietnam, as well.”
Do Thuy Duong, a Hanoi businesswoman and member of the Hanoi People’s Committee, recently visited Israel to learn about the community center model and to tour such facilities.
The IACC's 750 Community Centers operating in Israel offering after-school activities, lifelong learning courses, social activities for the elderly and disabled, community meeting venues, and much more.
“We intend to foster the spirit of community in every Vietnamese person. Unfortunately, our children and the residents of local neighborhoods do not enjoy leisure and enrichment activity within and for their communities,” said Do Thuy Duong.