HANOI, Vietnam, April 7, 2016 – Honeywell (NYSE: HON) and Mountainous Underprivileged Students Fund, a charity program that focuses on underprivileged students in Vietnam’s mountainous region, recently completed a project that will significantly improve the learning environment for 2,000 students in four schools in the Thanh Hoa and Lao Cai provinces.
The four primary schools, Nhi Son and Trung Ly in Thanh Hoa and Tung Chung Pho and Ngai Thau in Lao Cai, each received computers, tables, chairs, bookshelves, television screens, books and other study materials establishing four Honeywell multi-media learning centers. Over the last year, Honeywell Hometown Solutions, the company’s corporate citizenship initiative, has helped 3,800 students across Vietnam receive tools and materials to promote science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education.
In 2015, 1,800 students in three schools in Dak Lak, Central Highlands and Ho Chi Minh City also benefitted from the Honeywell Hometown Solutions donation of multi-media learning centers to increase education opportunities for rural students.
“At Honeywell, we recognize that a large majority of technical challenges will be solved in the future by the students of today. We are confident that Honeywell’s support over the last year will help to develop the next generation of leading Vietnamese innovators and scientists, who will have a positive impact in their communities locally and globally,” said Brian Davis, vice-president, airlines, Asia Pacific, Honeywell Aerospace.
The project sponsored by Honeywell Hometown Solutions with the grant of $25,000 to provide improvements in basic living conditions and better educational facilities, with Mountainous Underprivileged Students Fund implementing the supply of equipment, for elementary schools in the poor mountain region.
Mountainous Underprivileged Students Fund, previously known as Cơm Có Thịt, was started in 2011 by Dr Tran Dang Tuan and his partners in Vietnam. Today, the charity supports more than 6,100 students in Vietnam with a growing donor network in Australia, China, Japan, Finland, South Korea, Sweden and the United States of America.
In 2013, Honeywell set up its first regional automation college in Vietnam in partnership with PetroVietnam University to provide training for local engineers and address a talent shortage in the process manufacturing industry.
Since 2013, three Vietnamese middle school teachers received scholarships to attend the Honeywell Educators @ Space Academy program at the U.S. Space & Rocket Center in Huntsville, Alabama. With a focus on STEM, the training includes simulated astronaut-style exercises, laboratory and professional development, and space exploration.
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About Honeywell Hometown Solutions
Honeywell Hometown Solutions, the company’s corporate citizenship initiative, focuses on five areas: Family Safety & Security; Housing & Shelter; Science & Math Education; Humanitarian Relief; and Habitat & Conservation. Together with leading public and nonprofit institutions, Honeywell has developed powerful programs to address these needs in the communities it serves. For more information, visit http://citizenship.honeywell.com/.
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