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Thank-you note

The Saigon Times

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The Saigon Times Foundation (STF) under the Saigon Times Group would like to express its heartfelt gratitude to the following individuals and organizations for donating a total of VND2,462,235,329 for charitable purposes from January 1, 2022 to March 31, 2024.

Donations to the program for “supporting training costs to develop human resources for the 4.0 industrial sector” held by STF and LVTech:

  • Information technology promotion of HCMC Computer Association Company Limited (ITP Co., Ltd): VND100,000,000
  • LV Technology Services Company Limited (LVTech): VND130,000,000

Total: VND230,000,000

Donations to scholarships:

  • Mr. Tran Ngoc Chau: VND99,620,000

Royalties for articles published in the publications of the Saigon Times Group from January 01, 2022, to March 31, 2024:

  • Foreign Exchange Department, HSBC: VND8,140,000
  • Mr. Nguyen Ngoc Thuan: VND3,600,000

Total: VND11,740,000

Donations by benefactors and attendees of the NASA Space Week 2023 event supporting the “Giving to Charity and Commitment to Philanthropy” program:

  • Mr. Hoang Le Vu: VND18,000,000
  • Ms. Do Thi Hoa: VND10,000,000
  • Power Engineering Consulting Joint Stock Company 2 (PECC2): VND4,400,000
  • Steel Building Joint Stock Company: VND12,000,000
  • Mr. Truong Huu Ngu: VND5,000,000
  • Mr. Bull Tran: VND200,000
  • Mr. Scott Lubbers: VND10,000,000
  • Mr. Shawn Nguyen: VND1,000,000
  • STF staff: VND4,000,000
  • Mr. Phung Thanh Ky: VND300,000
  • Ms. Nguyen Hai Van – FPT: VND300,000
  • Anonymous donor: VND300,000
  • Ms. Nguyen Minh Kha – HCA: VND200,000
  • Attendees of NASA Space Week 2023: VND1,200,000

Total: VND66,900,000

Donations to the program for supporting underprivileged students in Ms. My painting classes

  • HCMC Computer Association: VND8,760,000

Donations to the project of providing financial aid for teachers tutoring children in the SOS Village in Go Vap, HCMC, and the Quang Thai Kindergarten in Hue:

  • Prof. Michiko Yoshii (Okinawa University): VND2,000,000
  • Dr. Vo Huong Quynh (American University): VND1,000,000
  • Mr. Tran Dinh Lam: VND10,800,000
  • Mr. Hong Khai Phong: VND4,200,000
  • Christian Traweger: VND2,000,000
  • Prof. Shripad Tuliapurka: VND2,000,000
  • Mr. President Kang Shin Sam: VND4,700,000
  • Mr. Rhame Frank: VND2,000,000
  • Mr. Peter N. Fowler: VND4,700,000
  • Prof. Erik Harms: VND4,700,000
  • Prof. Traweger Christian: VND2,000,000
  • Prof. Bae Yang Soo: VND3,700,000
  • Mr. Steven and Mrs. Ceil Trauss: VND2,000,000

Total: VND45,800,000

In addition, STF allocated funds worth VND60,000,000 from the “STF – Pham Phu Thu” scholarship program for the project.

Donations to the “STF-Pham Phu Thu” scholarship program: VND900,000,000

  • The Pearl Of The Far East PFEC Corporation provided support to children orphaned by the Covid-19 pandemic and those afflicted with the pandemic in Quang Nam Province: VND500,000,000
  • Mr. Pham Phu Ngoc Trai: VND400,000,000

Donations to the STF-PNJ scholarships:

  • Phu Nhuan Jewelry Joint Stock Company (PNJ) funded scholarships under the “STF-PNJ” program for the academic year 2021-2022: VND190,000,000

Funding the prizes of an AI drawing competition for students in Hau Giang Province, as part of the “Ao Ba Ba FESTIVAL 2023” event taking place from September 28 to October 1, 2023:

  • VNFOCUS Communications Corporation: VND25,000,000

Funding the “Connect Dream Color” program held from June 1, 2022 to June 1, 2023 by Quang Trung Software City Development Company Limited (QTSC) in collaboration with STF:

  • Quang Trung Software City Development Company Limited (QTSC): VND25,000,000

Enterprises, organizations, and philanthropists bought books from the “Nhat Nghe Tinh Bookcase”, which is held by the STF and the Vietnamesisches Studienwerk i.d BRD e.V. (VSW). The books were published and distributed as gifts to students at universities and partners. The total amount was VND859,415,329, including 569 copies of Mechanical Engineering Handbook, 234 copies of Electrical-Electronics, 181 copies of Construction Engineering, and 683 copies of Environmental Engineering.

  • REE Corporation: VND295,828,662 with 317 copies of Mechanical Engineering Handbook and 158 copies of Construction Engineering 2023.
  • Vietnam Asia Pacific Economic Center – HCMC (VAPEC HCMC): VND184,800,000, with 120 copies of Mechanical Engineering Handbook and 120 copies of Electrical-Electronics
  • Tuong Minh Software Solutions Company Limited: VND10,506,000 with two complete sets of books from the Nhat Nghe Tinh Bookcase
  • Organizations, individuals, students, and lecturers from vocational colleges and universities: VND368,280,667 with 132 copies of Mechanical Engineering Handbook, 114 copies of Electrical-Electronics 2022, 23 copies of Construction Engineering 2023, and 683 copies of Environmental Engineering 2020.

Thanks to generous businesses, organizations, individuals, and philanthropists. The STF continues to implement various educational programs to foster equality, drive sustainable social development, and contribute to the nation’s innovation and growth. The foundation is looking forward to receiving more support in the future.

The STF always aspires to fulfill its mission of contributing to society’s development by advocating for a Commitment to Philanthropy and supporting human capital development. It firmly believes that the deep-rooted philanthropy and spirit of social charity among philanthropists – both businesses and individuals in Vietnam and overseas Vietnamese – are increasingly nurtured to contribute to the betterment of future generations and Vietnamese society as a whole.

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