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Nguyen Truong To Scholarship Program

Tuesday, March 15th, 2016

629 students in all over Vietnam are granted four-year scholarships by VNHELP for the 2015-2016 school year. The Nguyen Truong To scholarship program has helped thousands of university students from impoverished backgrounds complete their bachelor program. Below are some photos of the scholarship award ceremony that just happened at Sai Gon University of Theater and Film (Truong Dai Hoc San Khau Dien Anh), where 254 students from six universities gathered to receive the grant. Other scholarship locations are Ca Mau (30 recipients), Can Tho (120 recipients), Hue (150 recipients), and Ha Noi (75 recipients).

12345622_10153657071788046_7967496637028162201_nPerformance by students from at Sai Gon University of Theater and Film at the ceremony

12373314_10153657070163046_349028489297230615_nAwarding the scholarships 


Happy and talented faces on the stage 

Vocational Training Cycle 3 Wraps Up

Tuesday, October 22nd, 2013

Congratulations to the 30 youths who took part in our third motorbike vocational training cycle! The 30 youths underwent 390 hours of practical training and 150 hours of theoretical training as part of an intensive mechanics training course. All 30 students made it through the course and many of them have already secured employment with their new-found skills. Big props to these youths for their patience and hard work. We’re wishing them a bright future while keeping up with the fourth cohort of students who began their training on September 15th! See more pictures after the jump!



A New School in An Phu

Monday, October 21st, 2013

On Oct.1, the new An Phu Primary School officially opened its doors to students and community members after construction was completed in September. The new school has five classrooms for students from grades 1 to 5, a staff room, lavatories (which, unfortunately, are still lacking in manyVietnamese schools), and new furnishings.

An Phu is located north of Saigon, close to Vietnam’s border with Cambodia. Many of the students are ethnically Cambodian, which makes them ethnic minorities in Vietnam. Our hope is that this new school will play a part in closing the education gap between Vietnam’s ethnic minorities and the majority Viet Kinh population. We want these children to be able to pursue early education, helping them succeed later in life.

A big thanks goes out to the Nepheli Foundation for their generosity in supporting this project. Check out some of the photos below:


Education Brief: Why Build A School in Vietnam?

Wednesday, June 6th, 2012

Building schools where needed

According to United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), Vietnam has made major progress in education in recent years. Official figures estimate that enrollment rates in primary education have reached near universal levels, such that more children are receiving an education now than ever before.

But in our view, any one child out of school is still one child too many.


Project Update: Getting to Know Son La and the Benefits of Education

Wednesday, May 16th, 2012

It’s hard not to be awestruck by the natural beauty of Son La province. Bordered by Laos to the South and Yen Bai, Lao Cai and Lao Chau provinces to the north, Son La is Vietnam’s 5th largest province.  The weather is temperate and roughly 80% of its land is mountainous, making it a hiker’s paradise.

Sweeping valleys