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Jun 18, 2021 / 13:53

Hanoi and HCMC students boost social impact projects during pandemic

Hanoi and HCMC students raised US$68,000 for 27 charities in Vietnam.

Students in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City (HCMC) have embraced technology to keep engaging in community-driven action focused on tackling the United Nations’ (UN) Sustainable Development Goals during the Covid-19 pandemic.

 Vietnamese students join hands to prevent the Covid-19 pandemic. Photo: Minh Hai

From September 2020 to March 2021, numerous students from British International School and British Vietnamese International School in Hanoi and HCMC successfully conducted online fundraising, participated in community services to contribute to the UN’s goals of no poverty, good health and wellbeing, quality education, and research and advocacy.

Overall, they raised US$68,000 for 27 charities in Vietnam.

The social impact projects were part of Nord Anglia education system’s online global initiative, named “Share A Dream”. The platform facilitates community engagement, by enabling students to plan, run, track and evaluate the impact of their work in local communities. The student participation rate increased 68% during the pandemic, compared to 2019-20.

Thousands of Nord Anglia education system’s students took part around the world, volunteering almost 56,000 hours to community outreach programs, raising US$433,000 for local charities, and collecting 50,000 goods for donation.

“We’re incredibly proud of our students’ commitment to make a difference in local communities, despite all the challenges that the pandemic has presented. Through “Share A Dream” platform, our students were able to connect, share ideas, and deliver volunteering activities to tackle the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals. It’s a great example of how our digital strategy is helping our students learn and develop inside and outside of the classroom,” said Shaun Williams, Regional Managing Director, Southeast Asia & Middle East for Nord Anglia Education.