RMIT Vietnam NewsRMIT Vietnam students join international housing project

RMIT Vietnam students join international housing project

Thursday, November 12, 2009 - 17:14

Habitat for Humanity in Vietnam today announced three students from RMIT Vietnam as winners of the "Youth Build The Future" contest which is part of the campaign to raise awareness of local students on the housing needs of low income people in Vietnam.

The top three candidates are:

1. Pham Thuy Vy, Bachelor of Communication (Professional Communication)

2. Nguyen Hoang Thang, Bachelor of Commerce

3. Hoang Le Phuong Tuyen, Bachelor of Commerce graduate

"We would like to congratulate these wonderful students at RMIT on their achievement. This is such a unique opportunity for them to expose at an international event with a good cause of building homes for the poor," National Director of Habitat, Sarah Coppler, said today.

The winners will join former US President Jimmy Carter, his wife Rosalynn, and hundreds of international and local volunteers to assemble and build homes in Ke Sat, Hai Duong Province from 15-20 November 2009.

"We're proud to see RMIT Vietnam students achieving such success in being selected as outstanding representatives of Vietnamese youth, worthy of participating in such an important international and local initiative", RMIT Vietnam President Professor Merilyn Liddell said.

Operating in Vietnam since 2002, Habitat for Humanity is a non-profit housing organisation dedicated to eliminating substandard housing in poorer communities.