Scholarship Project in Vietnam

For the 2012-2013 School Year, EDF provided scholarship support valued at $4,550 USD to 70 less fortunate students in Vietnam
Why Support Students in Vietnam?
Vietnam is a developing country which has improved greatly during the past decades. However, many areas of the country are still at a very low standard of living. 30.7% of the population (around 30 million people) still live below the poverty line. Such poverty prevents many students from going to school and forces them into manual labor positions simply to be able to provide their families with subsistence level income

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Message from EDF-Vietnam
Our mission is to facilitate the education of the nation’s underprivileged youth and to teach them the necessary tools to overcome poverty.  2012 was the first year of EDF Vietnam. We focused on supporting education in rural and secondary schools (from grade 6 to grade 9) which most underprivileged students are studying in.  70 scholarships were provided to underprivileged children in two secondary schools in Dong Naai Province: Thanh Son and Tay Son. The distance from the center of Ho Chi Minh city to the schools is about 180km and takes around 3.5 hours driving on tough roads. However, we will keep on our tireless effort to promote, help, and support children’s education in Vietnam.  Along the way we've received such compassionate help from kind and caring people from all over the world that truly benefits these children in need no matter where they live in Vietnam.

Cam Van Nghiem, Managing Director, EDF-Vietnam


Vietnam Student' s Story

Thuan Nguyen Van, 13 years, Thanh Son secondary school, Dinh Quan District, Dongnai Province, Vietnam

Thuan's father has been sick for 3 years. His family keeps trying to treat the father's sickness but his poor condition persists. The whole family is now living in their uncle’s house. As his uncle said, Thuan’s family is burdened by considerable debt with 50,000,000 VND (approximately $25,000 USD) owed because of the ongoing treatment for the father. 

More Stories from Vietnam

Your donation of $12 a month will change lives of at least one of
these students in need!


Huinh Thi Hanh Ngoc

Nguyen Thi Ngoc Nhi

Thao Nguyen Thi Thu
What age range of students are we supporting in Vietnam?


Our Scholarship Target Area in Vietnam

1.  Dongnai  Province

What will you get after supporting a scholarship student with EDF?

Support a student at $12 per month or $144 per year and you will receive:

  1. Scholarship student pack sent to you by email (Student’s profile, photos and/or letter (if applicable)
  2. E-newsletter about our work
  3. Also be able to write or send letters/cards to your student (e.g. Birthdays / Christmas)
The 2015 academic year Scholarship Donation Period for students in Vietnam will last until the end of July 2015.

You will receive your scholarship student pack by September 2015, one month after school in Vietnam starts its first semester in August 2015.


I want to support : student (s) in Vietnam

I want to donate :
$12 Monthly / a student
$36 Every 3 months / a student
$144 One-off / a student

* In the case of monthly or 3-month donation, EDF International Foundation will send you a donation invoice to your given email address when the payment is due.

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