AEON SCHOLARSHIP GIVES WINGS TO VIETNAMESE STUDENTS’ DREAMS

12 - 12 - 2019

On December 12, 2019, 40 scholarships with a total value of more than 400 million VND were awarded to students from University of Social Sciences and Humanities - Vietnam National University Ho Chi Minh City and Ho Chi Minh City University of Pedagogy by AEON 1% Club Foundation and the coordination of AEON Vietnam Co., Ltd. and subsidiaries of AEON Group in Vietnam. This is the 9th consecutive year AEON 1% Club Foundation has awarded scholarships to students with excellent academic achievements despite very difficult circumstances in Ho Chi Minh City and Hanoi, raising the total number scholarships to nearly 1,000 by December 2019.

The scholarship ceremony was honored to welcome the presence of Mr. Kawaue Junichi - Consul General of Japan in Ho Chi Minh City; Mr. Honda Yohsei - General Secretary of the AEON 1% Club Foundation; Representatives of AEON Vietnam Co., Ltd. and member companies of AEON Group in Vietnam; Representatives of 02 university administrators with the participation of a number of students.

20 students from University of Social Sciences and Humanities - Vietnam National University Ho Chi Minh City receiving AEON scholarships in 2019.

20 students from Ho Chi Minh City University of Education receiving AEON scholarships in 2019

Speaking at the ceremony, Mr. Honda Yohsei - General Secretary of AEON 1% Club Foundation said: “The AEON scholarship program started in 2006 by supporting Asian students to study in Japan. The program was expanded to China in 2008 and Thailand in 2010, which was also the starting year for the annual series of programs in Southeast Asia. Up to now, AEON 1% Club Foundation has supported a total of 6,376 students from 37 universities in 7 countries. In addition to the scholarship program for students in Asian countries, we also support scholarships for Asian international students in Japan. Typically, this year, AEON 1% Club Foundation is supporting scholarship packages including tuition and accommodation costs for 09 Vietnamese students in Japan."

Mr. Honda Yohsei - General Secretary of AEON 1% Club Foundation speaking at the Ceremony

Also, at the ceremony, Mr. Kawaue Junichi - Consul General of Japan in Ho Chi Minh City said: “AEON Scholarship of AEON 1% Club Foundation and member companies of the Group awarded to Asian students from 2006 has been making a great contribution to nurturing talents, promoting Vietnam-Japan diplomatic relations and contributing to the development of Vietnam. The Japanese Government as well as the Consulate General of Japan highly appreciated AEON Group's contribution to local society. I hope that the students who receive the scholarships today will continue their study efforts to realize their dreams and can contribute to the development of Vietnam in the future, then become the bridges to tighten diplomatic relations between Vietnam and Japan."

Mr. Kawaue Junichi - Consul General of Japan in Ho Chi Minh City speaking at AEON Scholarship Ceremony

With the message "Support the Dreams of Asian Students", AEON scholarships are awarded to students in many countries in the region with the desire to contribute to nurturing and realizing dreams for young people; Hopefully in the future, you will become the bridges in strengthening the friendly relationship between Japan and your country in each of your fields of expertise. At the Scholarship Award Ceremony, a representative of students group who received the scholarships gave a speech about their dreams and future plans.

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In which, Luong Ngoc Thao Uyen – a senior student of Ho Chi Minh City University of Education, who is consecutively 2 years receiving AEON scholarship shared: “For a long time, I have always dreamed will become an excellent translator. However, like many other students who live away from home, the payment of tuition and living expenses are a very difficult problem since the first days of admission. Until last year 2018, I received a scholarship from the AEON 1% Club Foundation, which is not only a source of financial support but also a great spiritual encouragement to help me become more confident to move forward and reach to my dreams. I believe that each of you present at the scholarship ceremony today are excellent students and are still striving to deserve the values and beliefs received from AEON 1% Club Foundation."

The AEON Scholarship Program is an annual program of the AEON 1% Club Foundation, part of AEON's series of activities to support the community and the environment in Vietnam, which has been implemented continuously since 2010 such as: School Construction Support project for 30 schools in Hue with more than 15,000 children, the Asian Young Leaders program; AEON Environmental Foundation awarded solar battery systems to 10 primary schools in Ho Chi Minh City; tree planting project in Ba Vi National Park (Hanoi), Lang Co (Hue), planting 3,000 Sakura trees in Hoa Binh Park (Hanoi) until 2021 and around Malls with total number trees of more than 100,000 till December 2019. In particular, at the end of last September, AEON Vietnam Co., Ltd. officially launched the Disposable Plastic Waste Reduction Project to step by step cut down each item of disposable plastic in each stage at AEON Vietnam General Merchandise Store system in the coming time.

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