What It Takes to Get Through University in Vietnam

Matching grants are an excellent way to make a difference and double your impact. Humanitarian Services for Children in Vietnam has a live matching grant challenge on OneVietnam right now. Check out how they’re putting their funds to use in scholarship programs below and then head on to their fundraising page to pitch in.

 

Want to hear an inspiring story?

Thuong is a fourth year university student in Hanoi. He is 22 years-old and has his entire life ahead of him. He loves his classmates and his degree.  He is this close to realizing a dream of a professional career and the chance to help his family out of the desperate poverty they have lived in for generations.

Only money stands between Thuong and the end of his degree.

Like many of us around the world, Thuong’s family have scrimped and saved for his education.  His parents have sacrificed all they have, knowing, and hoping, that Thuong’s education will free him from a life spent in the fields struggling for wages to stay afloat. They have borrowed money from the banks, friends and neighbors, and anywhere else they can. They have sold most of what they have except for a buffalo, a pig and a bicycle, elements essential to their survival. Theirs is an all or nothing gamble and they are facing the possibility of coming up short.

This a simple story of everyday inspiration.  It is the story of a boy growing up in poverty and a family doing everything in their power to help him escape the chains. Thuong is studying hard and looking to succeed.

Right now, you have the chance to be a part of his story.

To help young men and women like Thuong overcome their financial burdens and achieve their dreams, an anonymous Matching Grant of $2500 has been donated to Humanitarian Services for Children of Vietnam (HSCV). We have 4 weeks to meet this latest challenge on OneVietnam. In our last challenge, we shared the stories of Manh and Dinh. Thanks to your contributions, we have been able to provide them and other young girls and boys with sponsorships. Now we’re looking to provide assistance to those who are closer to the finish line. Like Thuong, they’re hungry to achieve the level of education they need to make a real difference in the world.

By contributing towards an HSCV Post-High School Scholarship, you’ll be helping these young men and women change their own world. It costs just $250 per year to assist a student through university, college of vocational training for their choice and the returns will be numerous. They’ll be able to find the jobs they need to repay their family’s debts. With their completed degree they’ll contribute back to their communities by creating business, contributing social aid, and expertise in several other fields. In fact, there is no limit to success they might achieve, if they are given the chance. Your investment just might yield the thinkers and leaders of the future.

For more information, please visit OneVietnam.org/HSCV. Contributions can be made for as little as a $1 towards a program of your choice. A full $250 contribution will provide a sponsorship to help a student like Thuong become the story that he imagines.

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