Vietnamese American raises fund for children in Vietnam
QĐND - Wednesday, May 27, 2009, 21:44 (GMT+7)
|Jeremy Bui (Left)
Jeremy Bui, 18, has received the Prudential Community Spirit title of 2009 for his effective voluntary activities, according to the Wall Street Journal.
Bui is among nearly 20,000 nominees across the US to receive the title and an award of US$5,000 from the Prudential Fund to support the charitable fund founded by him.
Talking to a reporter from the Republican, Bui cheerfully said there were many excellent people who deserved the title but it is interesting that it was given to a simple guy coming from Enfield, Connecticut like himself.
Bui studies at Enfield High School and his teacher, Ms. Elizabeth Ogonis, confirmed that he was an outstanding student who was nominated to make a speech at the graduation ceremony. After high school, he will be given a scholarship for a higher degree at Connecticut University.
Bui’s family left Vietnam for the USA, and he and his brothers, Zachary and Timothy, twins, had set up a non-profitable fund, Viet-Sun, for charitable purpose last year. The fund is aimed to help poor students in Vietnam continue to study at university. More than US$3,000 has been raised to pay school fees for six children in Vietnam and to buy study kits for another four children.
Translated by Hoang Anh