Project No. 25 – LOAN Stiftung Education Scholarship

Status May, 2019

On May 13th, 2019 the LO-ANH Foundation team (LOAN Stiftung) (Isabelle Müller and Corinna Buchholz) visited again (at one’s own expense and not at the expense of the foundation) Ha Giang province in the north of Vietnam.

We visited the Ha Giang Ethnic Minority Boarding High School. Exactly 540 children go to this High School in Ha Giang city. The LO-ANH Foundation team (LOAN Stiftung team) was welcomed by some teachers and the school director, Mrs. Do Le Hang Thi, that were very curious about our visit.

Mrs. Do Le Hang Thi gave us detailed information about her school. This High School was founded in February, 1992 and is one of the best High Schools in Ha Giang province, beside the “Ha Giang Gifted High School”. Some particularly studious children and future high-school-graduates coming from poor conditions will soon have to pass the admission exam for university. Should they succeed, only 60% of them would be able to go to university. The remaining 40% could not afford it and would have to give up the dream of an academic career forever.

We wished to meet some of them personally. The ones we talked to on that day come from far districts of Ha Giang province (for example Bac Me or Hoang Su Phi). With passion they tell us in a very good English about their dreams: A boy wants to become an computer scientist, a girl wants to be a medical doctor, another girl wants to study tourism and business administration. In case they would succeed at university, they would like to go back to their districts and do something good, help to bring better and safer conditions of life in their communes. Too many times since they were little they had to experience closely the suffering of their fellowmen…

We can imagine which long way these kids already have achieved yet… Today they have very good grades, but in case the LO-ANH Foundation (LOAN Stiftung) will not help, they will have to forget their dreams forever, to go back to their hamlets and help their parents (if they have some) in the fields or work as leased employees.

The LO-ANH Foundation (LOAN Stiftung) decides to help future high-school-graduates like these ones: Who comes from poor conditions, has good grades and wants to study but cannot afford it, should get some financial support from the LO-ANH Foundation (LOAN Stiftung). For the upcoming school-year 12 children from this school and one child from Ha Giang Gifted High school for Talented Students are suitable (in total 13 children).

For the upcoming school-year 2019-2020 the high-school-graduates will be able to apply for the “LOAN Stiftung Education Scholarship” after having passed successfully the admission exam at university. The financial support of the LO-ANH Foundation (LOAN Stiftung) will amount minimum USD 300,00 per semester (admission fee of the university per semester) and maximum USD 850,00 per semester (admission fee of the university and – partly or fully – the accommodation costs per semester).

After each semester and until the end of the studies, the scholarship will be continued after revision of the situation of the students and according to the grades achieved. Each scholarship student should write a letter of commitment expressing the will to study arduously. If a scholarship students quits voluntary or in case of abuse, the scholarship student commits him/herself to pay back the scholarship already received.

We raise hopes: The children could realize theirs dreams. But we explain to them clearly from the beginning that they all will have to work continuously and arduously. From now on, their future is in theirs hands. They will have to give their best in order to achieve their goals. In August, 2019 we will receive the results of the admission exams. We hope that most of them will pass with flying colors!:)

Furthermore we are concerned about some 10th and 11th graders of this school, coming from poor conditions, having a very difficult familial situation and nevertheless writing excellent school grades (!). In total 11 children need some help in order to disburden their families and to pursue their academic careers (10th grade/6 children; 11th grade/5 children). For the upcoming school-year 2019-2020 these children should receive the “LOAN Stiftung Education Scholarship”. The financial support of the LO-ANH Foundation (LOAN Stiftung) will be renewed each year after approval and amount maximum USD 300,00 (or approx. € 280,00) per year per child.

Budget needed for the high-school-graduates per year: approx. USD 22.100,00 (or  approx. € 20.655,00)

Budget needed for the 10th and 11th graders per year: approx. USD 3.300,00 (or approx. € 3.080,00)

Budget needed for all 24 children per year: approx.USD 25.400,00 (or approx. € 23.735,00)

 

For the financing of the scholarships, the LO-ANH Foundation (LOAN Stiftung) is looking for sponsors.

 

Statement of our candidates:

1. Hầu Thị Giang: 
(f), date of birth 10.04.2001 in Bản Péo, Commune of Bản Péo, District of Hoàng Su Phì, Province of Hà Giang. Minority: H’Mong.

I want to learn the tourism management and travel at the Univeristy level because Ha Giang province has many potentials for developing tourism and I hope that I can find a better job later with my degree. After university graduation, I want to find a job in Ha Giang, so that I will have more chances to be closer with my family and can help them later. Learning tourism and travel will help me be more active and have chances to develop my soft skills and my English.”

 

2. Hạng Thị Hà : 
(f), date of birth 20.12.2001 in No, Commune of Can ty, District ofQuan Ba, Province of Hà Giang. Minority: H’Mong.

I want to to be a general medical student at the Ha Noi Medical University in Ha Noi with the hope of being able to help my relatives and local people recover and make them more healthy. If I can be a doctor in the future, I hope I can take care of myself and earn money to help my family. I do hope that I can find a firm job at my locality.

 

 

3. Vàng Thị Lánh : 
(f), date of birth 01.06.2001 in Nà Ván, Commune of Lao Và Chải, District of Yên Minh, Province of Hà Giang. Minority: Nùng

I want to learn Food Technology Industry at Dong A University of Food Technology. I want to be an active official, supposing that this sector has many potentials to develop. I wish I can be a food technology engineer and find a good job in a company, so that I can feed myself and help my family.

 

 

4. Bàn Văn Cường
 (m), date of birth 25.09.2001 in Cốc Nghè, Commune of Thanh Thuỷ , District of Vị Xuyên , Province of Hà Giang. Minority: Dao

I want to learn Electronic and Telecommunication Technology at University. As we all know, the Internet 4.0 has a great role and impact in the modern life today. I hope I can find a good job with my degree in order to contribute with my small part to the provincial and local social-economic development.

 

 

5. Nguyễn Thị Phương Loan
(f), date of birth 26.03.2001 in Minh Tâm, Commune of Quang Minh, District of Bắc Quang, Province of Hà Giang. Minority: Tày

I want to learn Information Technology at University. I want to have a better life later, feed myself and be able to help my family better. I do hope that I can be an IT in the future.”

 

 

6. Chảo Thị Mủi
(f),  date of birth 05.09.2001 in Sủng Pảo, Commune of Hữu Vinh, District of Yên Minh, Province of  Hà Giang. Minority: Dao

I want to learn welfare work at Hanoi University of Social Sciences and Humanities. I want to be a social worker in the future. I hope to find a good job later after university.

 

 

 

7. Viên Ngọc Kỳ
(m), date of birth 28.01.2001 in Thống Nhất, Commune of Đông Hà, District of Quản Bạ, Province of Hà Giang. Minority: Tày

I want to learn Information Technology at Hanoi National University. I want to have a better life later, feed myself and be able to help my family better. I do hope that I can improve my English at university. Becoming an IT in the future is my main desire and goal that I am trying to reach.

 

 

8. Mã Thuý Thuận
(f), date of birth 13.01.2001 in Nà Cắp, Commune of Lạc Nông, District of Bắc Mê, Province of Hà Giang. Minority: Tà

I want to learn Food Technology Industry at Dong A University of Food Technology. I wish I can be a food technology engineer and find a good job in a company so that I can feed myself and help my family.

 

 

 

9. Vi Thị Hồng Phượng

(f), date of birth 10.11.2001 in Bản Lầu, City of Kim Linh, District of Vị Xuyên, Province of Hà Giang. Minority: Ngạn

I want to be a law student at the Ha Noi Law University in Ha Noi and become a good lawyer in the future.  I hope I can find a firm job with my degree in order to help my family better. I want to find a job in my locality so that I can help my local people more and better.

 

 

10. Nguyễn Thị Duyên

(f), date of birth 30.09.2001 in Nà Hán, City of Yên Minh, District of Yên Minh, Province of Hà Giang. Minority: Tày

I want to to learn Primary Education at Ha Noi National University of Education. I want to be a teacher to teach and take care of Ha Giang small children. I want to find a job in my locality so that I can help my local people more and better.”

 

 

11. Vương Thị Chủng

(f), date of birth 05.05.2001 in To Meo, Commune of Bản Phùng, District of Hoàng Su Phì, Province of Hà Giang. Minority: La Chí

I want to to be a general medical student at the Ha Noi Medical University in Ha Noi with the hope of being able to help my relatives and local people recover and make them more healthy. If I can be a doctor in the future, I hope I can take care of myself and earn money to help my family. I do hope that I can find a firm job in my locality.

 

12. Phượng Tà Sơn
(m),date of birth 03.02.2001 in Tân Thành, Commune of  Hồ Thầu, District of Hoàng Su Phì, Province of Hà Giang. Minorityt: Dao

I want to learn Information Technology at Hanoi National University. I want to have a better life later, feed myself and be able to help my family better. I do hope that I can improve my English at university. Becoming an IT in the future is my main desire and goal that I am trying to reach.

 

 

13. Ma Thị Nhung
(f), date of birth 09.01.2002 in Bản Ruộc, Commune of  Nậm Ban, District of Mèo Vạc, Province of Hà Giang. Minority: Tày

“I want to be a business administration student of the National Economics University in Ha Noi. I hope I can have a better future after University graduation, find a good job to be able to feed myself and help my family as well. My favourite and best subject: Physics.”

 

 

14. Tải Sào Nghiêm
(m), date of birth 17.11.2002 in Váng, commune of Kim Ngọc, District of Bắc Quang, Province of Hà Giang. Minority: Nùng

I want to be a military officer student of the Military Technical Academy School in Ha Noi. I hope I can have a better future after University graduation, find a good job to  be able to feed myself and help my family as well. I want to contribute with my small part to the national protection and development.

 

 

15. Vùi Thị Minh
(f), date of birth 14.07.2002 in Việt Thành, Commune of Việt Hồng, District of Bắc Quang, Province of Hà Giang. Minority: Nùng

“I want to be a psychology student of Hanoi University of Social Sciences and Humanities. I hope I can have a better future after University graduation , find a good job to be able to feed myself and help my family as well. My favourite and best subject: Literature.”

 

 

16. Bàn Thị Mai
(f), date of birth 27.03.2002 in Tham Còn , Commune of Cao Bồ, District of Vị Xuyên, Province of Hà Giang. Minority: Dao

“I want to be a student of Hanoi National University of Education and become a teacher in the future. I hope I can find a good job as a teacher to impart all my knowledge to students, feed myself and help my family as well. My favourite and best subject: Literature”

 

 

17. Lò Thị Vàng
(f),date of birth 06.07.2002 in Cốc Mạ, Commune of Đông Hà, District of Quản Bạ, Province of Hà Giang. Minority: H’Mong

“I want to be a medical student at the Ha Noi Medical University in Ha Noi and become a good doctor in the future. I hope I can find a firm job with my degree in order to feed myself and help my family as well.  My favourite and best subject: Literature.”

 

 

18. Chương Văn Thành
(m), date of birth 16.06.2003 in Bản Péo, Commune of Bản Péo, District of Hoàng Su Phì, Province of Hà Giang. Minority: H’Mong

“I want to be a political officer student at the Border Force Academy because if I become a border police officer in the future, I can devote my life to the national border protection, feed myself and help my family as well. My favourite and best subject: Physics.”

 

 

19. Lầu Mí Giàh
(m), date of birth 10.06.2003 in Na Pinh, Commune of Niem Tong, District of Mèo Vạc, Province of Hà Giang. Minority: H’Mong

“I want to be a general medical student at Thai Nguyen Medical University. I want to help many patients recover better and make them more healthy. I hope I can find a firm job with my degree in order to help my family better. My favourite and best subject: Math.”

 

 

20. Hoàng Thị Tâm
(f), date of birth 04.06.2003 in Muong, Commune of Bach Ngoc, District of Vị Xuyên, Province of Hà Giang. Minority: Tay

“I want to be an IT student at the Hanoi University of Science and Technology in Ha Noi. I want to improve the application of IT in reality better and have a better life later. I hope I can find a firm job with my degree in order to help my family better. My favourite and best subject: Biology.”

 

21. Phùng Thị Thu
(f), date of birth 11.09.2003 in Xuan Duong, Commune of Duc Xuan, District of Bắc Quang, Province of Hà Giang. Minority: Dao

“I want to be a medical student at the Ha Noi Medical University in Ha Noi and become a good doctor in the future. I hope I can find a firm job with my degree in order to help my family better. My favourite and best subject: Chemistry.”

 

 

22. Chu Ngọc Dung
(f), date of birth 20.05.2003 in Ban Noong, Commune of Lac Nong, District of Bac Me, Province of Hà Giang. Minority: Tay

“I want to be a law student at the Ha Noi Law University in Ha Noi and become a good lawyer in the future. I hope to find a firm job with my degree in order to help my family better. My favourite and best subject: Literature.”

 

 

23. Lù Thị Sen
(f), date of birth 20.03.2003 in Sưi Thầu, Commune of Chiến Phố, District of Hoàng Su Phì, Province of Hà Giang. Minority: Nùng

“I want to learn Information Technology at Hanoi National University. I want to have a better life later, feed myself and be able to help my family better. I do hope that I can improve my English at university. Becoming an IT in the future is my main desire and goal that I am trying to reach. My favourite and best subject: Physics.”

 

 

24. Đàm Thị Hương Giang
(f), date of birth 31.07.2001 in Bó Loỏng, Commune of Hùng An, District of Bắc Quang, Province of Hà Giang. Minority: Kinh

“When I was small, my family was very poor. My parent’s income was not enough for our daily life’s expenses. My mother often did small business to earn more money to raise her children up. As the eldest child in the family, I often helped my mother to sell her goods and I felt very interested in doing business. At that time, I was too small to be well aware of what my dream was. Later, when my mother died, I stopped doing retail and small business. I started doing online business and found myself very interested in business.

When I was at grade 10, my father died and I did not know what I should do to continue my life. I thought God put a stop on my life. Gradually, thanks to the help and support of many people, I felt better. When I was 16 (grade 10), I started watching the reality show “Shark Tank” on television, which helped me realizing my hobby clearer. I was intrigued by the way that start-up entrepreneurs on the show called for investment, by all questions of investors and answers of start-up entrepreneurs as well as their discussion/negotiation about investment capitals or later profits.

That is why I put my No. 1 aspiration to pass the upcoming university entrance exam successfully in order to be accepted at the Foreign Trade University with Economic major – one of the top universities in Viet Nam with very good training qualities. If I am accepted by this University, I can improve my foreign language proficiency and develop some necessary soft skills like communication, negotiation and bargain.

I will try and do my best to complete myself and get more experiences so that later after graduation, I can become a talented economic expert as my expectation. I also do hope that I will become a successful businesswoman in the near future, so that I can afford to take care of my younger sister and my family members, as well as help children with difficult circumstances to have better conditions of learning and living. I hope I can contribute with my small part to the economic development of the province and the country.”