Thanks to Youth Co:Lab and Asean Young Leaders Programme, I have enriched my knowledge about social entrepreneurship and using design thinking to develop an impactful social project in line with the Sustainable Development Goal 4 and 10. After participating in Youth Co:Lab in Vietnam last year, I took the chance to create EduEqual. It is a project with a purpose to increase equal access in education for all by creating an online learning and sharing platform, including self-learning resources, global opportunities and an online mentoring program. We focus on giving young people the necessary tools for a better future by sharing with them useful learning resources and opportunities and inspired them to learn by themselves. Our mission is to empower self-learning and lifelong learning in disadvantaged youth in Vietnam. In the long run we aim to promote self-learning as a mindset.
I am currently working to develop the mentoring program. And I am happy to share that I have been accepted to study for a Semester Incubator at Watson Institute in Colorado. Watson is a revolutionary new model of higher education for next-generation innovators and social entrepreneurs, who are committed to solving the biggest challenges in their communities.This will be a huge opportunity for me to learn and have access to resources, networks and mentors to develop my project. You can learn more about Watson institute and the past scholars at Watson here: https://watson.is/current-scholars/
The total program and housing fee of the Fall Semester 2019 for 4 months at Watson institute is $20,980 USD. I am awarded a $16,500.00 scholarship from the Watson institute to cover a partial program fee and housing. So the remaining program and housing fee is $4,647.86.
I have used up my $3000 total saving since I worked from my first year of college up to now to cover my flight expenses($1000), visa fee( $160), program deposit ($250) and food & living expenses in the US($1300).
Therefore, I need your help to pay for the rest of the tuition and housing fee of $4000. No matter in what forms, your support will take me a step closer to the dream opportunity at Watson Institute this fall. Please help me spread the words by sharing this to your network. Any kind action from you is much appreciated.Thank you so much.
You can contact me at: https://www.linkedin.com/in/hoang-trang-b5952b125/