On May 21, Tony Tinh and his company’s staff awarded scholarships to 200 poor students overcoming difficulties in Vinh Long Province, partially supporting them to pass the college-university enrollment exam.
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On May 21, Tony Tinh and his company’s staff awarded scholarships to 200 poor students overcoming difficulties in Vinh Long Province, partially supporting them to pass the college-university enrollment exam. The program was organized with a budget of up to VND 100 million.
Regrets regarding unfinished dreams
Born and raised in Vinh Long, Tony Tinh witnessed many cases of high school students dropping out of school and even dropping out of university exams because of difficult family circumstances. Tony himself had to work very hard to pursue an education because of his father’s disability; the family’s income depended on selling tofu.
Tony said that although the university is not the only path to success, it opens up many opportunities. That is why Tony and his family always try to maintain tuition-supporting activities to encourage students not to give up the opportunity to enter university. The scale of the scholarship program is getting bigger, reaching more disadvantaged people. That is also the reason Tony continues to organize the scholarship program “I Hope You Go to University” for poor students in Vinh Long Province.
200 scholarships “Wish You Go to University”
The scholarship-awarding ceremony took place at two schools: Binh Minh High School (Binh Minh Town) and Tan Quoi High School (Binh Tan District). At each location, there was participation from students from many neighboring high schools. In total, the scholarship-awarding ceremony supported students from six different schools:
The program has awarded 200 scholarships, each worth VND 500,000, to partially support students’ travel and living expenses for the upcoming university and college entrance exams. Although it is not a large amount of money, the scholarships will set families and students themselves more firmly on their educational path.
Talking about this volunteer activity, Tony said that the motivation for him to build a career is to change the future of his family and contribute to his homeland. He stated, “I hope you will not give up on the education and opportunities ahead of you. Just try to overcome all difficulties like I did many years ago to find a bright future for yourself and your family.”
Speaking at the scholarship-awarding ceremony, Tony’s father could not help but feel moved when he remembered his orphaned childhood.
Unfortunate circumstances left him half-paralyzed. Despite the difficult circumstances, Mr. Sau raised his children to be human and continued to actively contribute to local charity activities. Singing a few chants full of optimism and generosity in the spirit of the South Vietnamese, Mr. Sau reminded all students that despite difficult circumstances, they should not give up, because if they do, the future will never change. A bright future is waiting.
Be Better Foundation
Parents are divorced, 2 children live with their mother, the mother’s health is weak, she works as a hired laborer but cannot pay for her 2 children’s education. 2 children have to work part-time to pay for their own meals, accommodation, and school fees. The situation is very difficult.
Stop funding scholarships!
“My shoes on the field – your shoes to school” is an association football tournament for companies and benefactors. It is held by the Be Better Foundation with the purpose of raising fund to buy shoes for poor students in remote areas.
“Living in the city all these years, I cannot not imagine that poverty is still harshly present in such remote places. There are places where children do not have enough food to eat, their parents can only dig into the ground and in their garden for something edible to feed their children to school.”
Be Better Foundation implements the campaign to build a book library for poor students in remote areas with the hope that “Books will inspire them to have a dream”, “a dream that can change a life”, ”Changing one child’s life will change many generations in the future”
The long-term scholarship program “Bring children to school” which supports financing tuition fees and living expenses for students with extremely difficult circumstances is the core and continuous program of Be Better Foundation.