Scholarships through the Swing for the Kids charity golf events over the years are reaching further afield, helping to realise the dreams of many disadvantaged children.
Ten excellent students have become the owners of full scholarships worth hundreds of dollars each from the 2023 Swing for the Kids charity golf tournament, continuing the mission of supporting students in difficult circumstances.
Chao Lo May, a second-year student of accounting and auditing at the Academy of Policy and Development, is one of them. May comes from a near-poor household in Bat Sat district of Lao Cai province.
The difficult family situation used to be a barrier preventing May from accessing an education. There was a time when it seemed that May had to suspend her studies, but she continued to be one of the best students in her class for 12 years and won many awards in local exams.
“The scholarship is a special gift for me. This money can help me cover part of my tuition fees and living expenses so I can focus on my studies with peace of mind,” May shared.
During the 17 years since the scholarship fund was born, gratitude has been among the most-used words coming from beneficiaries of the fund.
Le Trong Minh, VIR editor-in-chief and head of the event’s organising board, said that the business community has stood side-by-side with the event, with love and desire, to encourage students through practical actions.
“We believe that the warmth from kind hearts and the enthusiasm from concrete actions will continue to inspire students who overcome difficult circumstances,” Minh said.
The Swing for the Kids scholarship is also extending beyond the border of Vietnam to reach out to children in the Tonle Sap area of Cambodia, as well as to Spartly Islands (Truong Sa), bringing joy to disadvantaged students on the island.
There are no constraints when choosing beneficiaries, and businesses are always welcome to take part, regardless of field of operation, size, or financial potential, as long as they have the desire to contribute to the community.
“We are committed to accompanying Swing for the Kids forever,” said BRG chairwoman Nguyen Thi Nga many times during the launch of the annual golf tournament.
BRG Group has been with Swing for the Kids for nearly 10 years as a co-organiser, and also plays an important role in bringing success to each season and promoting the event more widely.
Vingroup has also been a sponsor since its establishment and accompanies the scholarship fund to hand-deliver gifts to students in many localities.
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