Education, youth - Narrow The Gap Community Program
1. Organization overview:
- Name: SOSUB
- Established year: 8/2011
- Address: P206 - Lot X - CC Ngo Gia Tu, Ward 2, District 10, Ho Chi Minh City
- Representative: Tran Minh Tuan
- Title: Leader
2. Project scopes:
- Location:
- Time: 01/5/2016 - 01/5/2017 (The project will continue in the coming years)

3. Target community / beneficiaries:
The expected number of beneficiaries after one year of maintaining the website is at least 700,000 registered users.
4. Target community / beneficiaries challenges:
Young people today have the following key needs:
- Acquire and update human knowledge
- Learn English through preferred topics to make learning more effective.
- Translate and share knowledge, good videos with your friends without problems with copyright issues.
SOSUB will be the channel to solve those obstacles.
After 5 years of testing with TEDvn, we confirm that the need to learn through videos with subtitles is real and that this need is great. TEDvn is a project that chooses to translate and subtitle TED Talks and TED-Ed videos. Considered the home of the world's most inspirational shares, with Creative Commons sharing copyright, moderate-length videos, TED is the ideal choice to start experimenting with.
After all this time, we realized that Youtube channel has some limitations in the accessibility of users and has not really brought the expected benefits.
Thereby we have extremely impressive numbers:
- 5 years TEDvn is operating non-profit
- 100,000 channel followers - the most YouTube Vietnam in the education category (excluding English channels)
- 10,000,000 views live on TEDvn channel, estimated to create 50 million thanks to lighting ideas and inspiration.
And thousands of requests for translation and subtitles for knowledge videos of users.
- Over 850 videos have been translated and supplemented for bilinguals.
- At least 1000 volunteers join the team of translators for the project and volunteers participate in sharing videos with many people.
We have also accumulated a wealth of experience, found the right methodology, and most of all built a community strong enough to be ready for bigger moves.
1. Initiative proposal:
- Young people and students may not have physical disabilities but may have disabilities in knowledge, skills, and development of thinking and spirit. This is rarely taught at school and college.
- However, it is not easy to access new knowledge around the world since the videos are now all foreign languages, the main theme is English. Foreign language is the biggest barrier for them in accessing academic videos. They do not have bilingual videos to improve their English, they have a lot of videos that they want to understand but do not know how to translate and how to share it
Therefore, SOSUB is a long-term project, SOSUB will become the free LEARNING HUB in Vietnam with more than 1000 videos with bilingual subtitles, from more than 30 different fields. In addition, SOSUB will launch many integrated services to develop into an "education ecosystem" with a full range of supported tools and utilities, such as competency assessment systems, tools capacity testing, integration of other document systems, group study support facilities, functions to support schools and training organizations, etc.
2: Long-term goals:
After 6 months:
Launched the web 1.0 platform.
There are 1300 videos captioned in total: This includes converting 850 TED Talks and TED-Ed subtitles to a new format and 450 new videos with subtitles.
Organized 3 training courses on translation skills for 60 people.
A total of 05 partner organizations establish translation channels.
There are a total of 100,000 registered users.
After 12 months:
Launch of web2.0 platform (complete web features)
Launching mobile apps on iOS, Android, and Windows Phone.
There are a total of 2000 videos with subtitles.
Organized a total of 6 training courses on translation skills for a total of 120 people.
A total of 15 partner organizations create translation channels.
There are a total of 500,000 registered users.
2. Short - term goals:

3. Expectation outcomes/changes:
- The first chance of the project is to help all viewers and participate in the SOSUB community find the motivation to learn for themselves. They could find a passion for academics, in learning foreign languages ​​, and have more confidence to strive.
- All SOSUB users will be empowered by removing the language barrier in academia, learning English has never been so fun.
In addition, SOSUB helps viewers connect with the community. It is necessary for them to connect with each other, learn from each other, and motivate each other. A positive community will grow ever stronger, continue to attract and influence other individuals well, helping all individuals to live a better life and a better society.
- Tran Minh Tuan
Specialty: Translation, content management, team leader
Experience: Translated and captioned for over 800 videos; Participated in 2 big technology start-up projects and; TEDvn development experience for 5 years.

- Kieu Trung Hieu
Specialty: Programming
Experience: Developer for Code4startup project (1 big project of SilliconValley, USA); Years of programming experience for many other projects.

- Truong Bich Yen Chi
Specialty: Data mining and analysis specialist
Experience: 2 years working at Nielsen Vietnam; 1 year working at BAT Vietnam.

- Nguyen Thi Nguyen
Specialty: Managing and distributing resources (especially for social projects)
Experience: 1 year in the position of Education Assistant of Live & Learn; 2 years as a member of TSUM's communications department; 3-year position of Manager - Communication at Nhan Nhan Club.

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