Bridging the gap in education with Vinschool’s scholarship program called ‘Kien tao’

68 outstanding, inquisitive students coming from difficult backgrounds across the country will be granted access to advanced education and learning facilities and have their monthly living expenses covered by the ‘Kien tao’ (Shaping the Future) scholarship program. The scholarship award ceremonies were held in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City last week.

Primarily financed by an anonymous parent, this scholarship program has a total value of as much as VND10 billion. Vinschool contributes to the program academically and takes responsibility for its implementation and effectiveness.

The best 68 students attended the ‘Kien tao’ scholarship award ceremonies at Vinschool.

“Through the ‘Kien tao’ scholarship program, the major sponsor and Vinschool expect to bring quality education acknowledged by the Council of International Schools (CIS) to students in remote areas who hardly have access to advanced learning methods”, shared Mr. Phan Anh, a permanent member of the Executive Committee of the ‘Kien tao’ Scholarship.

With a well-developed online education platform and high-expertise, experienced teachers, Vinschool can provide sustainable support for the poor, yet strong-willed students.

They will be given free access to extensive online learning resources, including lectures and learning materials, and have interactions with Vinschool teachers and students on the online platform while still maintaining their daily routines in their home villages. What they will receive is not one-off support but the devoted mentorship of Vinschool teachers and financial aid packages for consecutive years. 68 scholarships have been awarded to students who are going to enter grades 8, 9 and 10 – effective from the 2020-2021 school year till the end of their high school years.

The scholarship winners will have access to Vinschool’s quality teaching and curriculum via online learning.

Mr. Dang Hoa Nam, Director General of the Department of Child Affairs under the Ministry of Labor, War Invalids and Social Affairs (MOLISA), highly appreciated the methodical organization of this scholarship program and its comprehensive support for the disadvantaged students.

“Carried out seriously and methodically, this long-term project is expected to have positive impacts on the community and contribute to bridging the gap in education between localities”, said Mr. Nam.

The 68 scholarship winners were carefully selected from 600 applicants by judges who are leading experts with great dedication to education.