Vietnamese student receives UN award
QĐND - Saturday, December 24, 2011, 22:19 (GMT+7)
Nguyen Sieu Hanh, in his final year as a student of the Business Administration Department at the Belgian United Business Institute, has received the World Summit Youth Award.
He is the first Vietnamese student to be presented with the United Nations award for young people who have developed information technology projects serving the UN Millennium Development Goals.
As founder of the Global Experience in Vietnam, Sieu Hanh, together with other members of the Global Experience from many countries in the world, has implemented IT projects to provide a platform for intercultural perspectives, and developed voluntary groups to help poor children in remote areas.
Competing with 700 entries from 99 countries, his project won one of the three most outstanding projects in the field of culture.
Hanh said he is very proud of being the first Vietnamese person to receive the award. It encourages him to make more efforts for future projects.
Hanh expressed his hope that the award will help international organizations know more about his work and dream of building an educational fund to support poor Vietnamese pupils.
Sieu Hanh is also the founder of some other programmes, such as Voluntary Footsteps and Christmas for poor children, attracting a number of young volunteers.
He represented Vietnamese youth in attending the Youth Seminar-Global Village, UNESCO and VENRO conference and Youth Seminar – One World-One Future in Germany and Poland in 2008 and 2009, Youth Peace Forum and International Youth Reporters Fellowship Program and World Wide Knowledge in Germany in 2010 and 2011 and World Market Festival in Belgium in 2011.
The Global Experience in Vietnam comprises 30 members implementing voluntary projects and programmes to help poor children overcome difficulties to study and develop long-term solutions for improving children’s living standards.