We are so very proud of each and every one of these students, many are the first in their family to attend University.
Against all odds, through sheer hard work, determination, and the support of Lifestart Foundation, they have achieved amazing results.
At Lifestart Foundation we believe in long-term sustainable aid and we achieve this through education.
Lifestart Foundation's investment in the disadvantaged youth of Central Vietnam to date is in excess of 26 Billion VND (approx $1,500,000.00 AUD).
We are committed to breaking the poverty cycle of Central Vietnam's brightest scholars via education. Lifestart Foundation Education Scholarship Project - provides fully comprehensive scholarships through Secondary and High school and onto University.
Scholarships cover all tuition fees, books, uniforms, and the all-important extra classes. Our Year 12 Central Vietnam students need to leave home to attend University for between 4 - 6 years depending on their chosen degree, so funding for accommodation and food needs to be provided too.
Scholarships are awarded to academically gifted students from very poor families.
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𝐆𝐎𝐎𝐃𝐖𝐈𝐋𝐋 𝐖𝐈𝐍𝐄: 𝐒𝐔𝐏𝐏𝐎𝐑𝐓𝐈𝐍𝐆 𝐋𝐈𝐅𝐄𝐒𝐓𝐀𝐑𝐓 𝐅𝐎𝐔𝐍𝐃𝐀𝐓𝐈𝐎𝐍 Whether you will be celebrating a birthday, enjoying dinner with close friends or looking for a delicious glass of vino to compliment your next master chef dish – treat yourself to a Lifestart Foundation Goodwill Wine. We also have a Vegan wine available.
Wines are selected from boutique wineries across Victoria, Australia – a great addition to your next occasion and sure to be the talking point of the table.
With Easter coming up next month, many of us will be taking the opportunity to catch up with loved ones over the long weekend. To help enjoy the festivities Goodwill Wine is offering $10 off any full case of The Party Mix.
With 50% of the profit from your order donated to Lifestart Foundation, this mixed case of bubbles, whites and reds has something in it for everyone - and you'll be helping support our projects too. To claim the discount on any full case of The Party Mix just use the code 𝐄𝐀𝐒𝐓𝐄𝐑𝟐𝟐 at checkout.
𝐌𝐄𝐄𝐓 𝐓𝐑𝐀𝐌 - 𝐃𝐎𝐂𝐓𝐎𝐑 𝐎𝐅 𝐓𝐇𝐄 𝐅𝐔𝐓𝐔𝐑𝐄 Tram was one of the most outstanding applicants during our interviews for Lifestart Foundation Medical scholarship.
Tram is currently a fifth-year student majoring in General Medicine at Hue University of Medicine and Pharmacy.
As with all of our scholarship students, Tram comes from a disadvantaged family. They live in Bao Lam district in Lam Dong province, which is about 18 hours by bus from Hue. Before receiving the LSF scholarship, Tram was at risk of not being able to continue her university studies if her parents didn’t apply for a big loan to pay for her steep education expenses, not to mention the tuition fees for her elder sister who is also a General Medicine student at Hue University of Medicine and Pharmacy. In addition, the debt for borrowing money to buy a coffee land and other necessary farm work expenditures, as well as repair to their old and flimsy house, has put her family in an extremely difficult situation. To have enough money to cover her own living expenses, Tram had to work part-time as a tutor. She tried very hard to manage her busy schedule at university and at work so that she could both survive and hopefully achieve excellent students.
Not being discouraged by her difficult situation, Tram has always shown academic excellence. She achieved an outstanding GPA of 3.7 out of a possible 4.0 when she received her LSF scholarship. Every day Tram spends about 4-6 hours on self-study. On the days leading to the exams, she completes 10 hours of self-study, which is in addition to her tight schedule at school and the hospital's rounds. Besides her hectic studies, Tram also participates in extracurricular activities helping patients in need, and she also joined the Cardiology club and Internal Medicine Club.
After receiving the life-changing LSF education scholarship, Tram’s life has changed for the better. Her parents no longer had to not worry about Tram’s tuition fees and living expenses, instead, they can focus on working to pay back the debt and reallocate money for their two other children. The Lifestart Foundation scholarship covers all of her tuition fees, books, rent, food allowance, and also a new laptop.
Currently, Internal Medicine and Dermatology are Tram’s favourite specialties so she hopes to have the opportunity to study more about these fields in the future.
We warmly welcome Tram into the Lifestart Foundation family. Stay tuned for more to come in future posts as we watch her progress with great interest.
Below is a beautiful letter of gratitude from Tram to Lifestart Foundation. We hope you enjoy reading her letter of thanks. ------------ 𝐓𝐫𝐚𝐦’𝐬 𝐓𝐡𝐚𝐧𝐤-𝐲𝐨𝐮 𝐋𝐞𝐭𝐭𝐞𝐫:
Dear Karen and Lifestart Foundation,
My name is Tran Thi Huong Tram, a student of Hue University of Medicine and Pharmacy, majoring in General Medicine.
Being one of the luckiest students to receive the full scholarship from Lifestart Foundation, I am writing to send my sincere thanks to you and the foundation.
I was born and raised in Lam Dong province, one of a family of five. My dad is a vet and my mum is a rice farmer. My sister is a fifth-year student of general medicine at Hue University of Medicine and Pharmacy. My brother is studying in year 11. Being from a farming family whose crops and livestock rely on the weather, and are affected by epidemic disease, our income is not stable at all. Therefore, supporting three children in school is not easy for my parents. That is why I always promised myself to try to study well in order to become a good doctor, not to disappoint my parents and my sister’s expectations. I want to have a chance to come back to my hometown in the future and contribute to this place I love, as well as to take care of my parents.
My study at university seems to be easier for me because my sister, who has more experience, has helped me a lot with study and orientation. She is one of my solid anchors and also a good example for me to keep making an effort. We always rely on each other during difficult times.
Hue University of Medicine and Pharmacy has been my dream school since I was a child. I learn a lot of medical knowledge from my university. The long lessons at the lecture hall make me tired but they are so interesting because I can learn many important things from them every day. The practical hours at the university laboratory are so exciting with plenty of things to discover. Besides studying in class, having clinical lessons at the hospital helps me to get used to what my day-to-day job will be and understand the pain of our patients. I can learn how to interact with the patients, how to deal with them, and how to take good care of and treat them. After study time, I also take part in some clubs and volunteer activities at my university hospital and the local community. These things give me the chance to help disadvantaged people as well as to educate myself to cherish what I have at the moment.
To be honest, when I knew I was one of the fortunate students who would receive the scholarship from Lifestart Foundation, I was so happy and I phoned my parents to tell them right away. Everyone was very happy, too, and my mum cried. The scholarship will help me a lot in my study journey and reduce a lot of burden for my parents so as they can focus on supporting my sister and my brother as well as their life in my hometown. On the scholarship presentation day, we were given such a big surprise from Lifestart Foundation, which was a new laptop. This will be a meaningful friend to me, supporting my study a lot.
Finally, I want to send my deepest thanks to you and everyone at Lifestart Foundation. I wish you all good health and the best things in life.
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