Golf tournament to raise fund for disadvantaged students
  • By Tuan Hop | | March 31, 2014 09:25 PM

The annual Swing for the Kids Golf Tournament 2014, which aims to raise funds to support Vietnamese poor students, will be organised on April 27 in Hanoi.

The event themed as “Vi Tre Em Viet Nam” or “For Vietnamese Children” will be organised at Kings’ Island Golf Resort in Hanoi’s Son Tay Town by the Dau Tu or Investment Newspaper and the Ministry of Planning and Investment’s Foreign Investment Agency and is hoped to attract the participation of some 144 players who come from foreign relation agencies, international organisations and business groups in Vietnam.

This is the eight Swing for the Kids Golf Tournament. According to the organiser, the tournament has mobilised over VND6.4 billion (USD302,815) and granted over 10,000 scholarships for poor and outstanding students over the past seven years.

Dr. Nguyen Anh Tuan, Dau Tu Newspaper’s editor-in-chief said apart from scholarship granting, mobilised fund has been used to support the construction and upgrade of education facilities at 38 cities and provinces across the country.


Dr. Nguyen Anh Tuan, Dau Tu Newspaper’s editor-in-chief announcing the Swing for the Kids Golf Tournament 2014

According to Mr. Pham Huy Hoan, DtiNews’ editor-in-chief cum chairman of the Vietnamese Study Encouragement Fund, they has used part of their funding to purchase teaching facilities and equipment for some schools in the country, including a set of five computers at a school in the central province of Ha Tinh in 2013.”


Pham Huy Hoan, DTiNews' editor-in-chief cum chairman of he Vietnamese Study Encouragement Fund

On the launching of the 2014 tournament, the organisation board granted two scholarships worth VND10 million (USD473.37) each to two disadvantaged and outstanding students at two universities in Hanoi and Thai Nguyen Province.

Thao Seo Si, from the northern province of Lao Cai, who is the first year student at Thai Nguyen Agriculture and Forestry University was one of the awardees.

“My family has seven members and mainly relies on modest income from tilling the fields. My parents have to struggle to earn money to support my study,” the student said.


Scholarship granting to poor and outstanding students

This year’s golf tournament was sponsored by BRG Group, Vingroup, and Kinder World Group.

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