About the project
The SMILE exchange aims at engaging youth as young leaders to be involved in local and international development issues and to take leadership roles in the organizations as well as within wider society to advocate for positive changes. The Vietnamese and Nepalese will share and learn from each other about non formal education in Nepal and building low cost playgrounds and community gardens in Vietnam. The two NGOs (GPYC and ACCD) will learn from each other about new models of youth development. GPYC has expertise in placing youth as volunteers in school programs, and ACCD focuses on mentoring youth through community-based projects.