National Annual Empowerment meeting for ethnic minority girls organised

Monday, Aug 21, 2023 19:09

Participants with ethnic minority girls. — Photo courtesy of the organiser

VinaCapital Foundation (VCF) and Vừ A Dính Scholarship Fund have convened Brighter Path ethnic minority female scholars for the annual empowerment meeting in Hà Nội.

This is an annual event for the scholarship students of the Brighter Path programme, which supports disadvantaged ethnic minority girls who excel academically. The programme provides full scholarship support for seven students, ensuring opportunities for the girls to continue their studies and pursue their dreams.

In the academic year of 2022-23, the Brighter Path students finished their third year of university successfully and enthusiastically. As university graduation comes next year, this summer, all the girls are actively participating in internships and different graduation preparation projects to get ready for the new chapter in their lives.

The meeting this year with the theme of “Proud to Shine” gathered 49 scholars from all over Việt Nam to attend a comprehensive 4-day programme in Hà Nội. A series of workshops and cultural activities held over four days gave the girls opportunities to explore and appreciate the history of Việt Nam, meet and learn from inspiring leaders and experts, and gain essential skills to prepare for career development and personal growth.

The programme aims to reduce poverty in ethnic regions through education and training programmes. It began in 2010 and has provided 2,351 scholarships for disadvantaged ethnic minority students, including fully-funded school scholarships, informal education, and essential skills training.

The first group of scholars have graduated from university and college and are actively contributing to sustainable improvements in their local communities. The Brighter Path programme affirms Vừ A Dính Scholarship Fund and VinaCapital Foundation’s commitments to build a more resilient Việt Nam where our bright ethnic female students are motivated to become strong and confident proponents of Vietnamese culture and economic growth in their communities, transforming their lives and the lives of others. — VNS

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