First college in HCMC to run Association for Promoting Education

The Ho Chi Minh City (HCMC) Technical and Economic College (HOTEC) yesterday held the grand opening ceremony for its Association for Promoting Education (APE), a new member of the HCMC Association for Promoting Education.

Mr. Nguyen Huy Can, President of the HCMC Association for Promoting Education, presented the Establishment Decision of APE to Mr. Phan Van Thanh Can, Vice Principal of HOTEC

Mr. Nguyen Huy Can, President of the HCMC Association for Promoting Education, presented the Establishment Decision of APE to Mr. Phan Van Thanh Can, Vice Principal of HOTEC

The Executive Standing Committee of this association consists of nine members, led by Mr. Phan Van Thanh Can, Vice Principal of the college cum President of the association.

In the next academic year of 2019 – 2020, the association is going to cooperate with businesses to offer scholarships for students in the college. Simultaneously, APE will establish the fund ‘For Poor Studious Students’ in order to timely help extremely poor learners.

According to Mr. Nguyen Huy Can, President of the HCMC Association for Promoting Education, HOTEC is the first in the city that has such an organization, demonstrating the care of the college for education and the further purpose of fostering an educational society where people support one another in obtaining new knowledge.

Besides the three main goals of APE, Mr. Can recommended that a new yet critical aim of reducing school dropout rate should be added. To fulfill this task, APE needs to thoroughly understand the harsh obstacles that students might encounter, be it their financial issues or their mistakes in life.

Statistics from the HCMC Association for Promoting Education show that this organization has so far granted 150 scholarships which is worth nearly VND1 billion (approx. $42,940) to studious students and students of families under preferential treatment policy in District 6 of HCMC.

On this occasion, representatives of local associations for promoting education in District 6 and in HCMC as well as HOTEC staff and businesses sited in District 6 raised more than VND150 million ($6,440) for the fund of APE.

By QUANG HUY – Translated by Tuan Lu

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