Happy new year and thank you for supporting us for all the time.
Betoaji Kobe Osaka will be holding our fifth class on February 4, 2017!
Unlike our Vietnamese cooking classes, at the Tet party, you can enjoy special food, music, game, quiz and try Vietnamese traditional Ao Dai.
Money collected from the cooking class, after deducting all basic expenses, will be used wholly to support poor children living in remote mountainous areas in Vietnam. If you are interested in cultural and culinary exchanges as well as voluntary activities, please come and join us!
We looking forward to welcoming you!
■ Date: February 4, 2017 (Saturday). Time: from 14:00am to 16:30pm (Reception from 13:45pm)
■ Place: 「神戸市生涯学習支援センター」 〒651-0076 神戸市中央区吾妻通4丁目1－6 調理室3F
■ Deadline for registration: February 2 (Thursday)
■ Limit: First 40 people.
■ Charge: 1,500 yen (adult) , 800yen (kid)
■ Registration form：http://bit.ly/KobeOsaka
BETOAJI HIROSHIMA - 5th Vietnamese Cooking Class
Let's join this International Cultural Exchange for supporting the children and tasting the Vienamese food.
For this time, let's cook two dishes, “Shrimp noodle soup” and “Banana cake” .We are going to sell Special Calendars 2017 in this event!!
●Time and Date: 10:30~14:00 Sunday, December 25, 2016
●Place: Hiroshima Perfecture, Higashi Hiroshima City Saijoei Town 7-19-206. (Higashi-Hiroshima Art and Culture Hall
●Participant Fee: 1000yen/adult, 500yen/children .
●Deadline: December 22 (Thursday) ●Max of member： Priority for the first of 30people
- Form: http://tinyurl.com/betoaji-hiroshima-12-25
●Please bring your own apron.
Betoaji Tokyo’s 34th cooking class presents the “BANH XEO & CHE BA BA"
●Time: December 11th (Sunday) 13:30~17:30
080 4345 0454（Japanese）
080 9869 1695 (English)
●Place: Kasuga Exchange Center, 2-36-1 Kasuga, Tsukuba City
●Acess: 12-min walk from Tsukuba St. Tsukuba Express
●Limit：First 20 people ●Charge: 1000 Yen
* Please bring your apron with you to the class
Betoaji Tokyo’s 34th cooking class presents the “Com rang dua bo” (Vietnamese fried rice with pickle & beef), "Canh cu cai thit bam" (Ground meat & radish soup) and "Tao pho" (Tofu pudding)
●Time and Date: 13:30~17:00 Sunday, Dec 11th, 2016
●Place: Academy Mukougaoka 2F, 1 minute walk from Todaimae station
●Participant Fee: 1200 yen/ adult, 600 yen for children below elementary school age * Free for children 7 and under
●Deadline: Dec 5th ●Limit: first 30 people
- Form: http://tinyurl.com/cookingclasstokyo34
●Please bring your own apron.
Welcome to Betoaji Okayama!
Have you ever known about Betoaji?
Betoaji is a non-profit and charity organization established by a group of Vietnamese students working and studying in Japan. Our group is carrying out activities in purpose of spreading culture of Vietnam to international friends especially Japanese people with the slogan “live to share, live to love”. All of the profits achieved from our activities are donated to the fund supporting poor children in mountainous region of Vietnam. Among these activities, cooking class is one of interesting experiences receiving most interest from participants.
Interestingly, from November, 2016 Betoaji Okayama is established as an official branch of general Betoaji Organization. In order to introduce more delicious dishes as well as Vietnamese traditional foods to international friends, we are glad to hold our first cooking class in Okayama city on Saturday, Dec 10th, 2016. In this class, we are going to help you make two popular dishes of Vietnam called Pho Bo (Beef Pho) and Sinh to bo (Avocado Smoothie). As listed in the World's 40 best foods, Pho is a traditional featured dish of Vietnamese cuisine and it is also well-known all over the world so long ago. In this early time of coming winter, what could be better than enjoying a hot bowl of Vietnamese Pho with tasty flavor made by good smell of herbal vegetables, moreish taste of consommé and special flavor of noodle threads. It sounds very tasty, doesn’t it? In addition, avocado smoothie is also a very delicious dessert that is not only fragrant but also nourishing and of course, it is very popular in Vietnamese meal, too. Don’t miss the chance to join our cooking class on Saturday, Dec 10th, 2016 to make Pho Bo, Avocado smoothie and to experience an enjoyable cooking time together.
We are looking forward to seeing you in our first cooking class in OKAYAMA! We are glad to welcome all of you!
■ Time: December 10, 2016 (Sat), 1:30 p.m ~ 4:30 p.m
■ Deadline registration: December 8, 2016 (Thu)
■ No. of pax: 25 persons (priority for early registration)
■ Location：2 Chome-9-38 Ishimachō, Kita-ku, Okayama-shi, Okayama-ken 700-0016 Okayama city ritsu Kyoyama Community Hall Home (2nd Floor)
■ Registration fee：1,200 JPY (Adult) , 500 JPY (Child)
■ Registration form：http://bit.ly/betoaji-okayama
■ Contact details：090－8240－7034（Huong）
☆LIVE TO LOVE - LIVE TO SHARE☆
We’re glad to inform that Betoaji-Nagaoka will open the fourteenth VietNam Cooking class on Sunday, June 18th. We will introduce you how to cook Vietnamese’s "beef and vegetable stew" and "Chè made from sweet potato".
We are looking forward to welcome you!
■ Date: November 6th, 2016 (Sun). Time: from 14:30 ～ 17:00 (Reception from 14:15)
■ Place: Machinaka Campus Nagaoka, Otedori 2-6 Phoenix Ote East 4F, Nagaoka City.
■ Deadline for registration: November 4th (Fri)
■ Limit: First 36 people.
■ Charge: 1,000 yen (adult) , 500 yen (kid)
■ Registration Form : http://tinyurl.com/Betoaji-Nagaoka-2016-11-06
When Japanese friends sang spring melody together with us at “a beginning of spring meeting party”, held in Tokyo, pronounced the word – TET and said “Happy lunar new year” to Vietnamese friends, we were extremely thrilled - Thu Hong said.
I. OVERVIEW/ INTRODUCTION
“Live to share, live to love” is the slogan and also the motto of action of BETOAJI, known as HUONG VI VIET, a charitable group.
BETOAJI was founded and has been developed by a group of Vietnamese students, who are studying and working in Tokyo and the nearby areas since November 18th 2012. Betoaji’s activities base on voluntary participation of its members, in order to introduce the Vietnamese natural beauty and cultural heritage to Japanese friends in particular as well as other foreigner friends. All interests made by the group will be used for charitable purposes. Currently, BETOAJI has been supporting poor children in the North West of Vietnam to have better conditions for living and studying. Starting from the program “Sharing Viet-flavors, Gathering love”, - Vietnamese cuisine class for Japanese and international friends, the group has now diversified its fundraising activities to enable better support for the development of Vietnamese underprivileged children in different ways.
II.1. Executive Board
The executive board, including the permanent members, is responsible for the vision and operational plans of BETOAJI. It works on the principle of consensus and division of tasks among members.
Structure of the executive board:
- General manager/key member
- Members in charge of foreign affairs and information
- Members in charge of finance and accounting
- Members in charge of specific activities
Eligibility of a board member:
- Must be an active volunteer (participate in at least two thirds of the activities of BETOAJI within the last 6 months 3, be active in contributing ideas and opinions for the group’s activities);
- Can be a self-candidate or be introduced by the members of the executive board;
- Must be approved by at least two thirds of the members of the current executive board.
Decision of the Executive Board: The decision of the executive board must be agreed by at least two thirds of the board members.
A supporter is a person who has participated, companioned, or supported BETOAJI materially as well as spiritually.
III. Charity activities
III.1. BETOAJI is the companion of the program “Only rice is not enough” in Vietnam
So far, we have been directly supporting 41 kindergarten children in Trung Thu village, Tua Chua District, Dien Bien province with 120, 000 VND per child per month.
This sponsorship is for improving their meal conditions and learning equipments. In the future, we hope to increase the numbers of sponsored children as well as sponsor schools.
III.2. Other charity activities
We are also in association in other practical charity programs to support Vietnamese children, including:
Book donation program in rural areas
Children’s free dental care program in distant areas
Operation smile program. (Free dental surgery program)
Free heart surgery program
Golden heart Fund, Lao Dong newspaper
IV. FUNDRAISING AND PROMOTION ACTIVITIES.
IV.1. Operation of cooking class and Introducing Vietnamese cuisine
• Conducting of monthly cooking class and introducing Vietnamese culture on the aspect of cuisine.
• Offering instructors of Vietnamese cuisine on demand.
• Supplying traditional Vietnamese dishes in community events on request.
• Vietnamese food processing and selling.
IV.2. Online shop
BETOAJI operates the online shop to provide Japanese products with high quality and affordable prices to customers in Vietnam by volunteers. Through BETOAJI online shop, our sponsors in Vietnam can easier and further support us.
IV.3. Introducing Vietnamese culture and history
BETOAJI offers instructors of Vietnamese history and culture in Vietnamese, English and Japanese on request.
IV.4. Vietnamese class
We hope to operate Vietnamese class for Vietnamese children living in Japan and elementary Vietnamese for requested Japanese.
IV.5. Call for donations and sponsors
BETOAJI are calling for the contributions from individuals and organizations via the program “Only rice is not enough” and directly in BETOAJI events.
IV.6. Public relations and other activities
We have been exchanging with others organizations and groups such as VYSA (Vietnamese Youths and Students Association in Japan) and BEGIN.
V. INFORMATION AND IDENTIFICATION MANAGEMENT
• Official news about BETOAJI has to be approved by the executive broad before being public.
• Using “BETOAJI” for personal employment or other activities rather than those organized by BETOAJI are prohibited.
• The information about BETOAJI has to be accurate. Providing improper information about BETOAJI which causes misapprehension and affects the reputation are prohibited.
• BETOAJI members have the right to specify being members of BETOAJI on their profiles (if desired).
VI. Treatment when violating the regulations
Members when violating the regulations are all treated. Treatment form and level will be determined by the management board.
VII.1. Regulation of the cooking class
Obeying seriously the following rules in the cooking class:
Gathering on time
Dressing in a pleasingly tidy manner
Being better to wear “AO DAI” for women
Wearing apron and name card
Introducing yourself as a volunteer at the beginning of the class
Accomplishing your duty in the class
Manipulating carefully in order to keep yourself and others safe (keep from cutting yourself, exploding gas)
- Tidying up until the end of the class
- Attending the experience-drawing meeting after the class
- Not trying to come to the class when you are ill (cough, have a running nose, have diarrhoea, etc)
VII. 2. Regulation of online business in detail (Betoaji-Shop)
- Any member who wants to post notes, goods on timeline of Betoaji-shop needs the admins permission.
- Do not use the capacity of Betoaji-shop for the purpose of personal benefit.
- Members of Betoaji-Shop should actively promote, give comments and support for the operation of Betoaji-shop.
VII.3. Regulation of the patronage of the underprivileged children
- A volunteer can be a sponsor a child with the support at 500 JPY/month x10 times in one year. The money will be transferred to the fund of BETOAJI and then help the children via volunteers of BETOAJI and “COM CO THIT” - “Only Rice Is Not Enough” program in Vietnam.
- A volunteer can be the sponsor for unlimited number of children with.
- BETOAJI will provide information about children whom a volunteer helps.
Tokyo, February 24th, 2013.