The Trust is pleased to announce that following much successful and generous fundraising we have begun to distribute grants to individuals and groups who contacted the trust directly following the last newsletter.
The successful recipients include Bryony Moody, a music graduate who since leaving Leeds University with a first class degree has been teaching part time at Bryanston School. Her ambition is to continue her impressive cello career professionally, and as such, the Trust have provided a grant in order to support her purchase of a professional standard cello.
The Stirling School of English has also been awarded a grant to help them provide their fantastic service throughout 2013. The school is run by teaching volunteers, providing valuable English tuition to young migrants to the Stirlingshire area.
Bruno Paterson-Brown, 22, has also received a grant towards travel, in order for him to complete an internship with the GVI in South Africa. Bruno graduated last summer from the Scottish Agricultural College, Aberdeen with an honours degree in Countryside Management. This project in SA, lasting 6-12 months, will give him valuable practical experience in nature reserve and conservation management to help his career progression.
We look forward to receiving the reports of the recipients’ experiences, which we will share on the website in due course.
I hope this email finds you well.
My name is Vinh Nguyen Huu, student of University of Greenwich and my major is business administration. I am sending this message which may sound selfish but it holds the key to someone’s dream of helping Millions. I am selected for the Harvard Project for Asian and International Relations (HPAIR) Conference by Harvard University. The Conference had over 2000 applications and only 600 around students were selected all across the globe. On behalf of the HPAIR – The Harvard Project for Asian and International Relations (HPAIR), I am honored to invite you to become the Financial Sponsor on August 16th, 2018 of me as a delegate of HPAIR conference.
As you may know, the Harvard Project for Asian and International Relations (HPAIR) was founded to create a forum of exchange for students and young professionals to discuss and learn about the most important economic, political, and social issues facing the Asia-Pacific region. Since 1991, HPAIR has organized 54 conferences in 12 different host countries. HPAIR plays an important role to foster long-term relationships among young leaders from around the globe and connect talented delegates with some of today’s leaders in academia, business and government.
HPAIR offers the perfect opportunity to discuss how developed countries tackled economic, political, environmental and social challenges during their growth journey and use that to address present and future issues in developing Asian-Pacific economies. This conference does just that by providing a coveted platform to change aspirers from different corners of the world to collaborate and find common ground on diverse issues. It is imperative to represent millennials’ perspectives in decisions being taken today as it will affect our futures tomorrow. It is vital to bridge the gap between youths’ opinions and global governance.
Our attendees consists of entrepreneurs, businessman, politician, scientist, environmentalist, health professional and students studying in the US, EU, Africa, Asia Pacific with high demand for social activities and they are making a huge impact on the community. Throughout the event, delegates will also have the opportunity to form meaningful relationships with other conference attendees from all over the world. On Day 4, delegates will work in small teams on an Impact Challenge designed to tackle real-world problems and stimulate ideas for future collaborative projects. Former sponsors of Impact Challenges have included Huawei and Deloitte. Finally, delegates will have the chance to meet in more informal settings during events like International Night – a cultural showcase of talents, HPAIRx – a TEDx style series of talks, and Malaysia Night – an evening of festivities showcasing the very best of the host country.
In 2018, HPAIR Asia Conference will be held on August 16th, 2018, at Sunway University, No. 5, Jalan Universiti, Bandar Sunway Subang Jaya 47500. We will welcome our guests of honor Richard Record, Lead Economist for World Bank, Khailee Ng, managing partner of 500 Startups, a Silicon Valley based venture capital firm is also one of HPAIR’s speaker this coming August, Sriram Vaidhya, Southest Asia & India Head for Airbnb Trips, Tan Sri Lin, a Harvard alumnus, an economist and a British Chartered Scientist. An Eisenhower Fellow; he is currently President of the Harvard Club of Malaysia, and Chairman Emeritus of the Harvard Graduate School Alumni Association Council at Harvard University. The conference in 2018 was exceedingly intense.
Why this means so much to me?
I believe that if we do not provide people with opportunity at a very early stage when we actually have the chances to do so we are denying ourselves of a better world. Since undergrad started, I have been constantly trying to enrich myself with an area of keen focus for my undergraduate studies. In order to equip myself with diverse knowledge, I have pursued study, internships, and volunteering. Thank the people who helped me succeed. I have also tried to surround myself with a diverse group of international friends who live in Asia or even in other countries like Peru, Russia, etc. because I truly feel that the more different types of people you surround yourself with, the more well-rounded you become. In order to exemplify my passion and commitment to my university studies, I have listed some experiences below so you know that your money will be received and appreciated by a passionate and motivated individual who wants to make a positive impact in the world.
One day, I hope to use my past experiences and my experience at the HPAIR Asia conference in a possible career in international affairs and diplomacy, teaching english abroad, or culturally enriching myself via language and culture in a new country in the future.
KSMT has always been well-known for its work to distribute grants to individuals and groups who contacted the trust directly following the last newsletter. Your support at the conference would give participant a great chance to meet and learn from experts and develop professional skills. Moreover, your support would show great support of you to the development of young talents and what you do with your impact on the market.
I am finding enough funds which can allow me to attend this Conference and thus for the 1st time in life I have asked for the fund from people I can trust or have been inspired from. With just some bucks you may not get affected in life but your small contribution can affect my life in seriously good ways.
As of now, I am aiming to raise a total of 700$ for Conference (including Airfare and all). Any help that can be provided regardless of the amount or even sharing this news with your connections would be greatly appreciated.
In return, I will give back the gratitude with my skill, ideas and many shoutouts during my stay at Kuala Lumpur, documented learnings in report form and make photos or videos for the full journey. Furthermore, I will serve in giving programs such as providing teaching program for young generation, organizing events to serve people living in poverty communities, becoming mentor to guide youth leaders and training new social projects.
Specifically, I am in need of
Registration fee: 475$
Flight ticket: 150$
Housing cost: 60$
Transportation fee: 15$
Past attendees include former President of the Republic of Korea and Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Kim Dae-Jung, Governor General of Australia Peter Hollingworth, Secretary General of the United Nations Ban Ki-moon, President of Singapore S.R. Nathan, former United States Ambassador to Japan John Thomas Schieffer, and former President of Goldman Sachs Philip Murphy.
Thank you for your consideration, and I look forward to a positive reply from you. I have attached the proposals for the Harvard University for your reference. I would be very pleased to provide additional information at your request. For more information, please visit our website at https://www.hpair.org/.
For my experience:
ASEAN Youth Exchange on Education
Provide solutions about quality education for community and social.
Asia Youth International Model United Nation
Understand international issue and policy, debate and share perspectives between participants from different background and different ethnicity.
ASEAN project management workshop
Provide mentorship for ASEAN members.
Vinh Nguyen Huu
Attached: Support Letter by HPAIR, Harvard University: