Narrow The Gap Community Event 2014 - Raise Your Hand for Education
On August 23rd, LIN Center for Community Development hosted its 4th annual Narrow The Gap Community Event, with the theme, "Raise Your Hand for Education". Over 450 people attended the event, which included an inspiring keynote speech by Mdm. Ton Nu Thi Ninh, interactive booths by 14 nonprofit partners and participation by Narrow the Gap Ambassador and Field Medal Winner Professor Ngo Bao Chau.
Three projects, designed to improve access to education for disadvantaged groups, were presented and participants voted for their favorite. Grants were allocated to each project, based on the number of votes, totaling 1.2 billion Vietnam Dong.
- "Your Understanding Lightens Our Life", a project proposed by Thien An Shelter, won 1st Prize (160 out of 399 votes) and will receive a grant worth VND 600 million.
- "Desire the Integrate", a project proposed by the Deaf Community of HCMC, won 2nd Prize (157 votes) and will receive a grant worth VND 400 million.
- "Enhancing Education for Migrant Children", proposed by Cau Han Project under the HCMC Child Welfare Association, won 3rd Prize (82 votes) and will receive a grant worth VND 200 million.
And the theme for Narrow the Gap 2015 will be Environment with over 674 votes. (Note: Votes were submitted online and during the event.)
Thank you for raising your hand for education!
The Narrow The Gap Community Event - Raise your hand for education on media
- Nhịp Sống Sài Gòn HTV9
- Tuổi Trẻ TV
- Sài Gòn Giải Phóng online
- Một Thế Giới
- Tuoi Tre News
- Tuổi Trẻ
"When it comes to knowledge, if we share what we learn and understand, we never lose, we will only get richer".
Madame Ton Nu Thi Ninh,
Guest Speaker of Narrow The Gap Community Event
"It is a worrying fact that economic development often accompanies social classification. The living conditions of vulnerable groups have not improved, but worsened instead. To help them, not only do we give them our hands for a moment, but we have to organize as well, aiding them along in the process of social inclusion."
Professor Ngo Bao Chau
Head, Vietnam Institute for Advanced Study in Mathematics
Professor, Mathematics Department, University of Chicago
Ambassador of Narrow The Gap Community Fund 2014