Hand over 120 scholarships for ethnic minority students in Dak Lak province
On the afternoon of January 10, 2022, the VinaCapital Foundation (VCF) joined hands with Vu A Dinh Scholarship Fund to award 120 scholarships for excellent ethnic students in Dak Lak province. The ceremony was implemented through the Brighter Path program of the VinaCapital Foundation.
The donation ceremony is pleased to have the attendance of distinguished guests: Madam Truong My Hoa – Former Vice President of Vietnam and Chairwoman of Vu A Dinh Scholarship Fund, Mrs. Lê Thị Kim Oanh – Deputy Director of Education and Training Department of Dak Lak province, Mr. Tran Doan Toi – Vice Secretary of Provincial Youth Union, Mr. Le Ngoc Vinh – Deputy Head of Ethnic Minority Committee, and Mr. Rad Kivette – CEO of the VinaCapital Foundation.
According to statistics, 35% of the children attending schools from kindergarten to high school in Dak Lak province are ethnic minority and most of them are from poor and near-poor families in mountainous areas. To motivate ethnic minority students to stay in school and strive to excel in their education, the VinaCapital Foundation joins hands with Vu A Dinh Scholarship Fund, Dak Lak Department of Education and Training, and Dak Lak Youth Union to provide 120 scholarships to disadvantaged, academically gifted ethnic students in Dak Lak province as follows:
- Cư M’gar district: 30 scholarships for primary and secondary students
- Other districts: 60 scholarships including 25 for secondary students and 35 for high school students
- Tay Nguyen University: 30 scholarships.
“It is VinaCapital Foundation’s honor to have the support from our long-term partners in Dak Lak, Vu A Dinh Scholarship Fund to provide scholarships for disadvantaged ethnic students from primary schools to university,” states Rad Kivette, CEO of VCF. “Education is fundamental for empowering young people to strive for a brighter future. This sponsorship ensures VinaCapital Foundation’s commitment to providing accessible education for everyone regardless of location or ethnicity.”
A Brighter Path is a 7-year scholarship and after-school empowerment program for bright rural ethnic minority girls created by the VinaCapital Foundation. The goal of the program is to reduce poverty in Vietnam through education and training. It is designed to ease the financial pressure of families of poor but bright ethnic students so they can continue and complete their education, empowering them to become “game-changers” in their communities. Starting in 2010, the program has provided 1,364 scholarships to disadvantaged students across the country. The program does not only directly improve the lives of these primary beneficiaries but sustainably improves their families and communities.