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Since its inception, in 1941, educating youth has always been at the forefront of Outward Bound’s global mission.  Outward Bound Vietnam is excited to be able to offer the opportunity to today’s youth, the possibility of realising that they can do more than what they think they can, thereby igniting their passion, unlocking their potential, and lighting up their future.

We will engage in a collaborative effort with your organisation, to design a tailor-made program that will meet your learning needs and objectives, utilising a range of outdoor activities.

Our programs utilise effective facilitation techniques to draw out the maximum potential of all participants, and our well trained, qualified and experienced staff are here to guide your students through every step of the way and to ensure their safety at all times.

A focus on learning, and long term outcomes is what differentiates Outward Bound from other outdoor providers.  Contact us today to see how we can meet your needs in designing a program for your school.

 

CORE VALUES:

  • COURAGE
  • COOPERATION
  • TRUST
  • COMPASSION
  • INTEGRITY

Character Development

Outward Bound courses encourage participants to develop greater understanding of themselves, of others and of the community around them through insight into the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual self.

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Activities:

Here are some activities and services that we pride ourselves in conducting.

  • Camping
  • Hiking
  • Camp Craft Skills
  • Kayaking
  • Raft Building
  • Bouldering
  • Low-ropes
  • High-ropes
  • Rock-Climbing wall
  • Community Service

 

Alleviating your Issues:

Signing your student/child onto one of our program can assist in alleviating some common issues that you (School and Parents) face with your student/child.

Common Benefits for Schools

Responsibility and Self-Reliance

The Outward Bound courses help to promote responsibility, decision-making and self-reliance. Under the watchful eye of our fully-qualified Instructors, students are encourage to take a greater responsibility for their learning and choices. By the nature of the activities, there is more immediate result to the decisions made by individuals or the groups, and through this they will learn to take more responsibility for their decisions and actions and to be more self-reliant.

Promoting the whole development of the student

Schools can fulfil their stated outcomes of providing for a more well-rounded/balanced education experience for their students by sending them on an Outward Bound program.

Resilience

Through an OBV course, students will develop their ability to persevere during challenging experiences. One of the stated aims of an Outward Bound course, is to teach students that they can do more than what they think they can.  Once this realisation has been achieved, it can inspire students to be more proactive in achieving their goals and aspirations, and to endure during the tougher times.

Developing Compassion

One of the core values of Outward Bound is compassion. Our programs and activities promote a greater compassion and understanding of other’s needs, which can help to forge deeper connections with peers, which can help alleviate issues such as bullying.

Common Issues: Parents

Technology Addiction

One of the great components of an Outward Bound program, is the ‘Back-to’Basics’ component. One of which is the removal of all technological distractions (mobile phones, tablets, computers, TV). An OBV course will give your child time to disconnect from social media and other distractions, so that they can have quality time to focus on the development of themselves and build a greater connection to nature.

Responsibility

The Outward Bound courses help to promote responsibility, decision-making and self-reliance. Under the watchful eye of our fully-qualified Instructors, participants are encourage to take a greater responsibility for their learning and choices. By the nature of the activities, there is more immediate result to the decisions made by individuals or the groups, and through this they will learn to take more responsibility for their decisions and actions and to be more self-reliant.  It is commonly reported that children return home and take greater responsibility around the household.

Resilience

During an OBV course, there will be times when participants may be confronted with challenging activities. When facing such situations, they will be encouraged to face and overcome their own fears; search for solutions, and develop their ability to persevere.  One of the stated aims of an Outward Bound course, is to teach students that they can do more than what they think they can.  Once this realisation has been achieved, it can inspire students to be more proactive in achieving their goals and aspirations, and to endure during the tougher times.

Pathway Opportunities

Outward Bound is recognised globally as one of the leaders in Outdoor Education. By completing an Outward Bound course, it gives your child an opportunity to develop the leader within and their capacity to strive towards their goals.  By sending your child on an OBV course, it demonstrates your commitment to your child’s growth and development and can provide an edge over other competitors when applying for future studies or jobs. The soft skills and competencies taught on OBV programs, such as leadership, communication skills, responsibility, resilience, are exactly the deciding factors that Tertiary Institutions and leading businesses search for.

Other Benefits to the Individual:

Foster New Friendships

As students are placed into groups with other individuals of different backgrounds, the team bonding activities will forge friendships between each members.

Strengthen their Values and Skills

Students are able to attain personal, social and emotional competency and other educational outcomes, through the adventurous activities that can push their limit and unlock their potential.

Release Stress

As students attend the course, they are free from the stress issues that comes about from school and personal life. The activities provided are stimulating and at the same time fun.

Learn to be Independent

Participants are encouraged to take responsibility for themselves and the group and the structure of the program provides the opportunity to develop their character and independence.

Short Liberation from Technology

Students can truly disconnect from their electronic devices and the world when participating in the Outward Bound courses, to discover more about themselves and the world around them.

Social and Environmental Responsibility

A sense of responsibility for self, for others and for the environment is a central tenet of Outward Bound’s teachings. Participants are asked to make choices and take actions that will result in a positive impact on society and the environment. Outward Bound achieves this learning through a unique combination of:

LEARNING THROUGH EXPERIENCE

Outward Bound is committed to an educational process based on instruction, action and reflection. Experiences on Outward Bound courses are intentionally designed, presented and reviewed to instill Outward Bound’s Core Values and Operating principles in a manner that ensures that the learning is transferable to other situations.

EXPERT STAFF

Outward Bound courses are delivered with high standards of quality and risk management. Instructors are trained and experienced in facilitating learning through adventure. They have highly developed outdoor leadership skills and through creative talent, they design and deliver learning-focused programs