NO.81
July 20, 2005

NEWS INDEX
  REQUEST

LETTER FROM EX-PARTICIPANT (BY E-MAIL)

Dear IDACA Staff
I had studied many good lessons from my study at IDACA on 1999 when participating The 13th ICA-Japan International Training Course together with 14 people from 11 countries in Asia. Since then I work for The Cooperative Alliance of HoChiMinh City as Executive Member in charge Director of Cooperative Consulting Center (1999-2003) and now Chairperson and CEO of The Housing Cooperative- the first housing cooperative of Vietnam. We have got the support from Swedish Cooperative Center and also KF Project Center of Sweden. We hope to be successful as Saigon Coop - a Union of Trading Cooperatives- after 5 years more.

Thanks to the knowledge learned from the said above course and some study visits later on I am very self-assured to establish a new kind of cooperative. The mission and values of cooperative movement will be implemented through out the additional values which we will create for cooperative member of housing. In my heart I think this is what I repay for our teachers, lectures and staff of IDACA who gave us the good condition to study not only in IDACA but also in the life of Japanese through study-visits in Japan. Please send my best regards to all people who are working for IDACA, I always think of you with a good feeling about Japan and Japanese. Hope to see you soon,


Pham Khuong Ex-participant of the 13th ICA-Japan Training Course on Strengthening Management of Agricultural Cooperatives in Asia



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