VietNamNet Bridge – Tran Thi Diem Suong was about to enter her third year of university when her mom told her she could no longer means to compensate her fee and vital losses in HCM City.
Students play ping pong during Co May Dormitory, that provides giveaway accommodation to bad university students in HCM City. — Photos: Gia Loc/VNS
With her destiny in doubt, Suong motionless to request for acknowledgment to Co May Dormitory, founded by a late Pham Van Ben, a charitable and businessman whose goal was to assistance a disadvantaged attend university.
Located on a campus of Nong Lam University in HCM City’s Thu Duc District, a dorm offers giveaway housing and VND40,000 (US$1.75) for daily dishes to bad students with glorious outlines attending any university in a city.
Ben’s son, Pham Minh Thien, executive of a Co May Group, pronounced his father’s running element was to offer courteous caring to students who live during a dorm and yield them “as if they were children in a family”.
The students, whose fee is paid by a Co May Group, of that Ben was a former director, contingency send their investigate annals and support confirming a family’s misery level.
“I’m really happy now. It’s as if we was someone scarcely drowning who held a lifebuoy,” Suong said. “I don’t have to worry about fee and expenses. Managers here caring about me as if I’m one of their children.”
The 2,600 sq-m dorm has bedrooms for personification song and reading books, and a tiny yard for badminton and ping pong.
Every Sunday, experts are invited to revisit a dorm to learn students soothing skills such as communications, presentations, and operative in teams, among others.
Students during a dorm also attend clubs in unfamiliar languages, research, and other subjects.
Third-year tyro Le Minh Tuan, who is from a southwestern range of Tay Ninh, studies during a University of Science underneath a Viet Nam National University-HCM City. He lives in a Co May dorm.
“I feel propitious that we get to stay during a dorm that is like a three-star hotel. When we perceived my examination formula for university, my family and we were happy though worried” about profitable fee and vital expenses.
Tuan’s father works during a rubber association in a province, while his mom works usually anniversary jobs.
After his relatives listened about a Government’s favoured loans for students, they visited a internal bank for amicable policies to take out a loan.
“Now we don’t need a loan,” he said.
He pronounced that after graduation he will revisit a dormitory to share his use and learn soothing skills to students.
The new dorm, that non-stop final September, was built by a Co May Group, that produces and processes rice, seafood, and other rural products, in team-work with Nong Lam University.
The university supposing land, while all expenditures for operation and allowances for students are from a Co May Group.
The dorm is home to around 200 students from around a nation who attend some-more than 30 universities in HCM City. Although it is located in a superficial district of Thu Duc, a dorm is nearby a train station.
During their stay, students contingency say glorious training formula to continue to accept assistance, Thien said, adding that it was also critical to support students so they have good English skills, reliable values and soothing skills.
Like a Co May dormitory, a HCM City University of Technology and Education in Thu Duc District has a like-minded charitable who cares about students, generally those from bad families.
The university’s rector, Do Van Dung, pronounced that he wanted to learn students how to share problems and adore one another, formed on his faith in humanistic philosophy.
“Students’ recognition about vital in a village improves around a Compassion Corner,” Dung said.
The Corner, that covers about 70 sq metres, is located in a university’s groundwork and contains shelves brimful with giveaway clothes, drinks, books, notebooks and food.
Opened in May, a room is an area where students can take a rest during noon and review books, generally English-language texts.
Some of a students, however, are demure to take drinks, garments or food for giveaway as they fear that zero will be left for those who are truly poor.
Nguyen Le Quang Ba of Dong Nai Province, a third-year student, said: “In a future, we devise to use splash and food here, generally during month’s finish when a income given by my relatives runs out. The room is really helpful.”
A first-year student, Dinh Thi Khanh Linh, pronounced that after usurpation drinks and food, she willingly puts income in a box on a list nearby a doorway of a Compassion Corner. Other students mostly do a same.
The income is used to prepare giveaway meals, that are supposing to students once a week.
“I still can conduct with a monthly income my relatives give me. My bad schoolmates need it some-more than we do,” Linh said.
At a Compassion Corner, students who are investigate mantle record and conform pattern stitch and correct garments for other students during low prices.
Students can also have a low-priced haircuts supposing by a hairdresser.
The dilemma attracts intentional contributions from a university’s lecturers and former students and enterprises.
The university has also set adult a centre that pays students who yield assistance to students, including a store for soaking and changing oil for motorbikes and a mechanism correct service, all supposing during a low cost.
A night market, that will open soon, is approaching to assistance students use a business skills they are training in class.
Many students, who mostly work after school, have faced “hunger and necessity of garments to wear,” Dung said, adding that if a university can offer help, a vigour of earning a vital can be reduced.
“Loving and holding caring of students like ‘children in a family’ is another approach of improving a peculiarity of study, in further to renovating comforts and reforming methodologies and training staff,” he said.
Students during Co May Dormitory, that provides giveaway housing and fee to bad students.
Students select books during a Compassion Corner during a HCM City University of Technology and Education in Thu Duc District.