Since 1993, more than 600 Vietnamese have gone to Israel and joined short courses/international seminars/workshops under the Mashav scholarship programme.
The courses are varied among 05 major fields: Agriculture, Education and Community Development, Economic and Social Development, Rural and Urban Development, Medicine and Public Health.
MASHAV maintains contact with many of its over 200,000 former course participants through its network of over 70 Shalom Clubs worldwide. These clubs serve as a forum for MASHAV alumni to participate in professional and social activities. Members are invited to attend local lectures by skilled experts, to exchange ideas and to organize technical cooperation and humanitarian assistance as well as holding cultural functions. Among the many activities that have been organized by Shalom Clubs in their home countries have been workshops on professional topics ranging from AIDS education to business management, organization of events to raise funds for local charities, mobilization of club members to donate their professional services for community development and humanitarian activities. Members of the Shalom Clubs play an integral role in determining the focus and scope of programming of their clubs.
Shalom Club in Vietnam
Shalom club in Vietnam was found on 24th May 1995. The club is the member of the Vietnamese Committee on Asian, African and Latin America Department, Vietnam Union of Friendship Organizations.
The Shalom club in Vietnam has constantly grown up and developed. Since the first year of establishment with a few members, presently Shalom club is the common house of 285 members nation-wide. The Shalom club in Vietnam has organized a series of activities such as medical supportive visits to orphanages of Can Tho, Cao Bang; homeless old person care center of Binh Duong, professional trainings in Thanh Hoa, Phu Tho, charity events for blind children of Nguyen Dinh Chieu school, painting contests and displays for children in Hanoi, Can Tho, Khanh Hoa; trips to Tuyen Quang, relaxing days in Mekong Delta, Red River.
With advanced knowledge on agriculture technologies, hi-techs, experiences on education, health care, in the coming time Israel would like to enhance the cooperative activities with Vietnam, especially through Shalom club and its members. The Embassy of Israel will make its utmost efforts organizationally and financially for the development of Shalom club’s activities, as an effective contribution to the sustainable friendship between the two countries