Our mission

We make it easy for anyone to help students and teachers so they have the means to finish the coursework and/or improve the educational experience.


How we started

We started by a few ideas based on our experience and observation:

  • There are large price level differences between developed and developing countries. That is, the amount of goods and services that you can buy with US$10 dollars in the US is very different to what you can buy with US$10 dollars in rural Vietnam, Ghana, El Salvador, or Tanzania. For example, BIMA Tanzania offer hospital cover insurance for add-on children for as low as US$0.33 per month.

  • A little encouragement to the students in need go a really long way beyond the dollars received. It gives them hope and confidence and the lift needed to continue studying.

  • All of us are born philanthropists. We are willing to give back and willing to help others. We would be happy to contribute a small amount of money to lift others. However, the conditions have to be right: we need to know who are the recipients, we need to know if the money has the maximum impact, and we need to be informed. Support Young Scholars ambition is to build a giving experience you want to have.

Our team

We are a passionate group of people who wants to help others and believe in a better future.

Hang Tran
Hang Tran

Director (Co-Chair)

Hang oversees the strategy, public relations and communications of the organization. She is a Senior Marketing Research Manager at Flexe

Tu Duong
Tu Duong

Director (Co-Chair)

Tu oversees operations and platforms for the organization. He is a Senior Program Manager in Central Finance Team at Microsoft.

Ronald Alvarenga
Ronald Alvarenga

Director

Ronald advises on organization and governance, fintech, and developing economies. He is the Executive Chairman at IN Switch.

Phung Le
Phung Le

Director

Phung advises on community development, volunteerism, and philanthropic projects. He is the Sales Manager at AJ Total Vietnam.

Virginia Wolber
Virginia Wolber

Advisor

Virginia advises on finance and compliance. She is the CFO at Carrollton Springs.

Monica Arana
Mónica Arana Carranza

Advisor

Mónica advises on digital marketing and engagement. She is a writer, teacher, and digital marketing expert.

Hong Thai
Hong Thai

Field Lead

Hong is a teacher at Dong Ha Elementary School. She co-ordinates the Central Vietnam Flooding project in Oct 2020.

Lam Pham
Lam Pham

Volunteer

Lam is the Project Coordinator at Mines Advisory Group (MAG). He particpates in the Central Vietnam Flooding Project in Oct 2020.

Minh Huong Tran
Huong Tran

Volunteer

Huong is a teacher at Cam Lo High School. She co-ordinates the Central Vietnam Flooding project in Oct 2020.

Vu Hach
Vu Hach

Volunteer

Vu is a Masters student in Computer science and Artificial intelligence at Southampton University. He helps with IT transformation toward microservices architecture.