Students receive PeaceTrees scholarships
Access to education is a proven poverty reduction measure as it allows children to go to school, develop tangible skills, and become more economically secure. PeaceTrees focuses on empowering children through three educational programs: kindergarten education, nutrition, and scholarships.
Today we are sharing a progress report on our scholarship program which you helped fund!
On August 13th and 14th, PeaceTrees awarded 180 scholarships to support students in Quang Tri Province. These young scholars received notebooks, fabric for uniforms, and funding for the expenses and fees that are often a barrier to education.
Scholarship recipients have demonstrated financial need, good study habits, or belong to ethnic minority communities. Families receiving PeaceTrees scholarships are often those who have been devastated by accidents involving unexploded ordnance (UXO). When a child or a family member is injured in a UXO accident, it is extremely difficult for the family to recover economically and afford schooling. Each of these 180 scholarships provides a student with additional tools to help them break out of the larger cycle of poverty. Today we celebrate our young scholars and wish them radiant futures.
Want to help us make an even bigger impact? You can help more children in Quang Tri Province access education by making a contribution of $50 today. On behalf of all of our scholarship recipients, thank you for your support !
-The PeaceTrees Vietnam Team
Students gathered for the award ceremony