Eighteen hundred students in Ho Chi Minh City and Dak Lak , Vietnam, recently received multimedia learning tools, including computers with engaging, educational software, books, video screens and other educational supplies along with new desks, chairs and bookshelves, as part of a Honeywell Hometown Solutions’ grant for science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education in the Asia-Pacific region.
Honeywell Hometown Solutions, the company’s corporate citizenship initiative, provided a $25,000 grant to three schools in Vietnam to increase educational opportunities for rural students. In partnership with ActionAid, an international nongovernment organization that aims to improve education, Honeywell’s goal is to create a high-quality learning environment for children in the region. The three beneficiary schools include Nguyen Thi Minh Khai and Tran Phu Primary Schools in Dak Lak, and Tran Van On Primary School in Ho Chi Minh City.
“As a technology company, we recognize the value of education,” said Briand Greer, President, Honeywell Aerospace, Asia Pacific. “We hope that this program provides a productive learning environment for children at these schools, who will then bring a positive impact in their communities.” “The role of education leading to the betterment of a community cannot be overstated,” said Bui Ba Binh, Member of Founding Committee “Vietnam Development Support Fund”, ActionAid Vietnam. “We are pleased to partner with Honeywell to improve learning conditions in these three schools. I am certain that this experience will in turn open new opportunities for these underprivileged children.”