Mission And VisionOur Vision
VietSeeds is a non-profit organization committed to bringing equal access to college education for ALL students in Vietnam, regardless of socio-economics, geography, or background. We call ourselves VietSeeds because our graduates are the seeds who are breaking the cycle of poverty within their own families to change their lives, serving their communities, providing a new generation of employees and leaders from diverse backgrounds, and accelerating positive change.Our Mission
VietSeeds invests in high potential, underprivileged students who have demonstrated a deep commitment to education and strength of character in overcoming tremendous odds of poverty, hardship and neglect. We help each student realize his or her full potential by providing the scholarships, training and mentoring they need to succeed throughout their college years and beyond.5-year goal (since 2015):
By 2020, we aim to be the most prestigious and well respected college scholarship foundation in Vietnam, and become the first choice for students, donors as well as all other supporters.
We believe that for a society to secure a future for its citizens, it must invest in its most valuable asset – HUMAN CAPITAL – through equal access to a quality higher education. A quality college education will not only boost human capital with critical skills and knowledge to match a new competitive landscape but also fosters a better sense of community, an interest in humanities, and a commitment to philanthropy. Expanding access to a decent education reduces economic inequality and creates social opportunities while putting the economy’s labor force on a firmer footing. We believe education is a catalyst in helping individuals fulfill their dreams and transform their lives.
Our program is uniquely designed to support that theory of change through financial scholarships, one-on-one mentoring, skills training and professional development. The program aims at providing support to our disadvantaged students to ensure they become outstanding college graduates, succesful professionals, and engaged citizens. We achieve this goal by adopting an operating model with feedback involving multiple-stakeholders.
In 2011, Thuc and Vu (long-time friendship) came together and co-founded VietSeeds, with the dream to help individuals fulfill their dreams and change their lives, through college education. Education has opened so many great opportunities to our lives. And we both know we could have never achieved our education dreams without support from families, friends, acquaintances and most importantly, strangers, along the way. VietSeeds is founded on this very premise: no one can succeed alone.
VietSeeds Foundation works to bring equal access to college education to socio-economically disadvantaged, yet high-potential Vietnamese students
SOME OF OUR HIGHLIGHTS:
2011: Founded by two Stanford alumni. 11 Sponsors supported 11 Scholars.
2012: Established the mentoring program. 45 Sponsors supported 35 Scholars.
2013: Received 501c(3) status for tax-exempt non-profit organization in the US. 80 Sponsors and 40 Mentors supported 70 Scholars.
2014: Re-structured the team with 12 core Volunteers. Developed the Momentum program with SEO-Vietnam. 110 Sponsors and 60 Mentors supported 100 Scholars.
2015 : Receive NGO license in Vietnam. Launch our first Corporate Sponsorship program. Support 170 Scholars. 100% job placement for our graduating Scholars.
2016: Support 207 Scholars and maintain 100% job placement The second graduating Scholars