Ho Chi Minh City, 20/21 February 2016: American Education Group (AEG) awarded more than 200 AEG Future Leader Scholarships to top students from Hoa Binh and Le Ngoc Han primary schools, totaling more than VND2.8 billion.
AEG, as the pioneer of STEAM education in Vietnam, granted the scholarships to reward students for both their academic performance and community leadership at a time when Vietnamese education is fast adapting to make the most of the opportunities of the future.
“We recently participated in the STEM festival held by HCA, and as a both a testament to our dedication to the STEM/STEAM learning model and to encourage young students to explore knowledge in new ways, we hope these scholarships prove to be ‘golden keys’ toward unlocking their futures,” said Mr. Richard Sherwood, Chairman of AEG.
“AEG is confident that our STEAM method is the best pathway to improving English skills while at the same time broadening knowledge and giving students the chance to do hands-on learning in the areas of Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics. Every day we see how confident, happy and proud our STEAM students are to be a part of this program and of their own success.”
The scholarship winners were recognized at ceremonies held at AEG’s Ho Chi Minh City campus at 66-68 Vo Van Tan in District 3.
Participating in the ceremony, Ms. Dinh Thi Kim Thoa, Vice Principal of Hoa Binh primary school said, “We are so proud to see our students recognized by AEG. Our two schools have forged a long-term partnership, and I hope that with AEG’s support they will continue to proactively approach knowledge and use it effectively in their lives and communities into the future.”
After the ceremony, AEG held free STEAM demo lessons for the students from around Ho Chi Minh City. Parents also participated in a hands-on STEAM presentation and experiment so they could better understand the type of 21st century learning that has seen AEG rise to prominence in such a short time.
Ms. Loan, mother of student Gia Khang said, “There has been quite a lot of talk about STEM and STEAM in the media recently, but this was the first opportunity I have had to directly experience how it can be incorporated into English learning. It was wonderful to see my son actually enjoying learning and being so active in class.”
STEAM is a 21st Century learning model that incorporates and combines the subjects of Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics to help students engage these subjects in new ways and develop the skills needed to seize opportunities in the future. Rather than teachers simply delivering knowledge or information, STEAM teachers regard themselves as facilitators of knowledge and provide numerous opportunities for students to “Learn by Doing”.
AEG’s STEAM English program aims to break down the barriers between subjects so that students can learn to think, speak and analyze in English about subjects that have been traditionally taught solely through theory. AEG’s objective is to create students who can work together, now and into the future, to become strong, creative scholars and leaders.
Over it’s 17 year history in Vietnam, AEG has helped local students access more than $100 million in Financial Aid and Scholarships to top US Boarding Schools and Universities. AEG also represents the ASSIST Scholarship in Vietnam, and has awarded over 50 full-fee and half-fee scholarships for top students looking to attend US Boarding Schools. The AEG Future Leaders Scholarship represents part of AEG’s mission that “education has the ability to produce young adults who can change the world.”
About ASSIST 2016 result:
- Lý Minh Tú (Hà Nội)
- Đậu Hải Nam (TP HCM)
- Nguyễn Hoài An (Hà Nội)
- Rohan Thanh Quang (Hà Nội)