Nguyen Dinh Chieu School for the Blind in Ho Chi Minh City, August 4-15,
(based on the research of H.
Stephen Glenn and Jane Nelsen)
The goal of this
summer’s program is to provide opportunities for children to develop the 7 resources of highly resourceful and
1. Strong perceptions of personal
“I am capable of facing problems and challenges and gaining strength
and wisdom through experience.”
2. Strong perceptions of
“My life has meaning and purpose, and I contribute in unique and
3. Strong perceptions of personal influence over
“I can influence what I do in my life and am accountable for my actions
4. Strong intrapersonal
The ability to manage personal emotions through self-assessment,
self-control, and self-discipline.
5. Strong interpersonal
The ability to communicate, cooperate, negotiate, share, empathize,
listen, and work effectively with people.
6. Strong systemic skills
The ability to respond to the limits and consequences of everyday life
with responsibility, adaptability, flexibility, and integrity.
7. Strong judgemental skills
The ability to make decisions based on moral and ethical principles,
wisdom, and understanding.
In the Summer of 2014,
volunteers from many countries (Poland, Russia, United States, Vietnam and other) will meet at the Nguyen Dinh
Chieu School for the Blind in HoChiMinh City to creatively engage the children in activities that develop the
seven resources that have been proven to maximise the person’s potential for future success. Researches have
shown that all the successful people scored high on each of the seven resources. Interestingly, the correlation
between the development of the Magic
and success in
life seems to be
stronger than the correlation between educational level and success.
The media through which the Magic Seven will be taught
Program Supervisor and Academic Director: Dao Minh Thuy
Program Coordinator and Fundraising Director: Tran Dang