Support students at university and vocational training in Vietnam

Progress: 15%

Funds raised so far: 15%

In Vietnam, the pursuit of higher education is often a dream veiled in uncertainty for countless ambitious students. Children of the Mekong endeavours to transform these dreams into tangible realities, empowering every sponsored young person to obtain a diploma and secure a job that mirrors their talents. However, monthly sponsorship only covers 20% of the monthly expenses of university students, due to soaring tuition fees and rent prices in major cities.

  • Scholarships: Funding scholarships to ease the financial burden on students and enable them to focus on their studies.
  • Student facilities: Support the development of affordable student hostels, creating environments conducive to learning.
  • Mentoring Programmes: Creating corporate partnerships and setting up mentoring programmes that offer academic and emotional support to students, building their resilience and motivation.

scholarship map Vietnam

Student support for one year is the equivalent of £680 or $860.

This includes:

  • University fees
  • Daily food
  • Accommodation
  • Holistic training provided by Children of the Mekong

Graduate students in Vietnam

The context

City Vietnam

In Vietnam, higher education holds the promise of a brighter future, yet many aspiring students face formidable obstacles. With only 10.2% of the population holding bachelor’s degrees, access to education remains a privilege. In major cities like Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City, soaring tuition fees and living expenses hinder students’ paths to university.

Children of the Mekong seeks to bridge this gap by providing scholarships and support to aspiring scholars, empowering them to pursue their academic dreams and break free from the cycle of poverty. Join us in creating a future defined by opportunity and prosperity for Vietnam’s youth.

Project Highlights


  • Encourage our sponsored students to pursue higher education.
  • Reduce dropout rates.
  • Enable students to live with dignity.
  • Minimize debt burden.
  • Foster understanding of workplace norms.
  • Promote financial independence


If you are based in the USA, you can donate here to receive a tax receipt for your donation.

Girl at window Vietnam

Testimonies of students in Vietnam

Since the start of the project in 2019, Children of the Mekong has supported numerous students in their journeys to earning a higher education qualification. Here are some of the success stories.

University student in Vietnam
Van Anh

Van Anh is in her 3rd year at Hanoi University studying Business and has been sponsored since 2016. Van Anh was abandoned by her parents when she was young. She went to live with her grandmother, who always did her utmost to support her but, due to old age, was unable to work and therefore depended on the generosity of others. Despite these difficulties, Van Anh has always made a great effort at school and started university in 2021.

“Since I started university, I’ve found everything from the academic environment to living expenses, friendships and more to be extremely challenging. All these factors put a lot of pressure on me, which made it very difficult to overcome.

However, thanks to the support of your organisation, my life has been filled with hope and has improved greatly. Since then, I have found the motivation to work harder, not only for myself but also for my family, and to repay the immense help I have received from the organisation. Now, as a third-year business school student, I’m continuing to strive for the best academic result.”

University student Vietnam
Terexa Nguyễn

Terexa is in her 3rd year at Hanoi University of Industry specialising in Logistics and Supply Chain Management. Her family situations means that her parents struggle to fund her studies as she also has 5 other siblings that need supporting. Her older brother is the main funder of her and her sister’s university tuitions as she is also pursuing a degree. However, this is not enough to cover all their expenses and Children of the Mekong has helped her fund her degree:

With the extra money from benefactors, I usually save up to buy the necessary books and school supplies, food and I save up to enrol on an English course next summer. I’m always grateful to the benefactors who always care about me and help me so that I can cover my student life. I feel everyone’s love for us. I pray that you will always be healthy and at peace in God’s love. I will try harder in my studies to achieve my goals and not disappoint the benefactors who have always believed in me and accompanied me!”

The current project

This new project aims to support 350 students in their pursuit of a university degree. We want to ensure that all of Children of the Mekong’s sponsored children in Vietnam have access to the financing of their studies without interruption and allow them to concentrate calmly on their studies. This project will also allow for the personalisation in support for each student as it is a key factor for effective relay of sponsorship.

Thank you in advance for all of your support and generosity!


If you are based in the USA, you can donate here to receive a tax receipt for your donation.

mother and daughter Vietnam