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Linh Lan Dover Arthur (Class of 2002) and family is coming back to Hanoi this April to deliver the funds raised at her wedding in support Blue Dragon Children’s Foundation.
As part of her wedding celebration on 16 March in Sydney, Australia, instead of gifts or money, Linh Lan and her husband Ben set up a personal fundraiser on a crowd raising platform and asked the guests to donate to Blue Dragon Children’s Foundation, hoping to raise AUD 1,603 to mark the date.

The couple proudly shared that AUD 7,000 was raised as a result, “We are very happy that this money will go to helping street kids, and those affected by trafficking, AIDS and disabilities as well as help put those in need through school and rehabilitation.” Linh Lan and Ben and their children are living in Australia. They plan to be back in Hanoi this Spring for a small celebration with friends and family in Hanoi and to deliver the funds to Blue Dragon.

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Linh Nguyen (Class of 2018) was selected to receive one of the Vanderbilt University’s Nichols Humanitarian Fund Awards to help improve health care access and education system in Ban Lien, an impoverished, geographically-challenged region in Lao Cai, Vietnam. Thanks to the support from the Fund, Linh will be travelling back to Vietnam in summer 2019 to allocate the granted funds alongside SANSE, the Service Learning group co-founded by Linh during her time at UNIS Hanoi. A former UNIS Hanoi scholar, Linh is pursuing a double degree in the field of Communications and Human and Organisational Development at Vanderbilt University on a full scholarship. The merit- and need-based Nichols Humanitarian Fund is awarded to service-based projects proposed by students to address an area of need of a community, domestic or international.

Every week we feature a short profile of one of our global alumni in Tin Tuc. UNIS Hanoi is connected to 55% of all alumni students, families and faculty with our very own world wide web connecting UNIS Hanoi in the four corners of the globe!

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Ellen Beard (Class of 2013) is working as the lead programme assitant of Redeeming Love, a safe house and holistic recovery programme for sex trafficking survivors in Southern California. “I work directly with residents [of the safe house] to encourage movement toward healing and their future life goals. I’ve been learning about the issue of human trafficking and I discovered sex trafficking as one of the darkest and most troubling injustices I’ve come across, and it is far more common than we realize,” Ellen shares. With this cause in mind, Ellen took on the creative challenge of wearing a dress during each of the 31 days of December 2018 for her personal fundraising campaign “December Dresses” to support Redeeming Love. Ellen’s goal is to raise $750 USD, the cost of mental health services for one survivor, “I decided to start my own page because I know Redeeming Love well and truly believe in the kind of healing it pursues. We focus on quality, highly-personalized support over quantity of individuals reached.” Check out Ellen’s donation page here or ask Ellen a question to keep the conversation going and raise awareness about this hidden problem.

Every week we feature a short profile of one of our global alumni in Tin Tuc. UNIS Hanoi is connected to 55% of all alumni students, families and faculty with our very own world wide web connecting UNIS Hanoi in the four corners of the globe!

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On Thursday February 21 Adélaïde Charlier (Class of 2019) was alongside Greta Thunberg in Brussels as Greta delivered a speech in front of the European Economic and Social Committee, an EU consultative body representing civil society organisations. Adélaïde is one of the coordinators of Youth4Climate, the grassroots organisation behind the movement against inaction on climate change in Belgium which mobilised thousands of pupils across Belgium, including 12,500 who marched in Brussels on Thursday (31 January) in protest and thousands more in the Flemish city of Leuven and in Liège, Wallonia.

Every week we feature a short profile of one of our global alumni in Tin Tuc. UNIS Hanoi is connected to 55% of all alumni students, families and faculty with our very own world wide web connecting UNIS Hanoi in the four corners of the globe!

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Preyanka Clark Prakash (Class of 2000) wrote to proudly share about Bloomtown, the palm oil-free, vegan, cruelty-free body and skincare company she and her husband, Medwin Culmer, started in the UK. Palm oil is an ingredient hidden in many mainstream beauty and food products. After witnessing first-hand the environmental devastation caused by palm oil cultivation in Indonesia, the loss of virgin forest that is home to endangered orangutans, tigers and so much of the world’s biodiversity, Preyanka made it her mission to offer truly ethical and cruelty-free body and skincare alternatives. Beautifully hand-crafted, the products are the combination of the founders’ love of nature and Preyanka’s botany and aromatherapy expertise. Find out more about Preyanka’s story, her creations and the very thoughtful ethical policies on Bloomtown’s website.

Every week we feature a short profile of one of our global alumni in Tin Tuc. UNIS Hanoi is connected to 55% of all alumni students, families and faculty with our very own world wide web connecting UNIS Hanoi in the four corners of the globe!

First Ever Alumni Reunion in Dubai

The First Ever UNIS Hanoi Alumni Reunion in Dubai was held on Sunday 11 November 2018 at the Crowne Plaza Dubai.Head of School Jane McGee, along with Megan Brazil, ES Principal, and Scott Schaffner, HS Principal, hosted the event. In attendance were Loretta Mazzuchin (Alumni Faculty/Staff), Gergana Schneider (Alumni Faculty/Staff) and Pam and Robin Rickard (Alumni Parents).  It was a warm and cozy meeting of alumni from as long as 18 years ago and everybody had a good time reminiscing about their time in Hanoi. 

Alumni Reunion in Kuala Lumpur 2018

The Alumni Reunion in Kuala Lumpur was held for the second time after 6 years last Saturday, October 27. Meeting in the beautiful lounge of Shangri La Hotel Kuala Lumpur, our group of 15 former students and parents covered the years 1995-2017 of UNIS Hanoi history. Everybody had a great time sharing memories, catching up with old friends and making new ones.

 

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If you’re ever in bustling London and wish for a small oasis to recharge, this is for you!

Robin Baxter (Class of 2011) wrote in to share about his new project the Hideaway Coffee. Tucked neatly in a quiet corner of busy Soho, this cozy coffee place focuses on specialty coffee and other drinks. And if you’re hungry, you can choose from a selection of salads, sandwiches, slow cooked sirloin or salmon as well as various vegan and vegetarian options.

Robin and his business partner, who is originally from Vietnam, hope to create a space where young entrepreneurs can collaborate and develop ideas ideally for positive social change. “We believe with the right tools, connections and confidence young people have the capacity to create innovative solutions to old problems,” Robin shares. “Having worked in the hospitality for many years, we want to set an example of what employment in hospitality can look like, such as offering staff London Living Wage, full-time contracts and ensure their voices are heard when important decisions are made.”

So next time you are in London, don’t forget to stop by and have a chat with Robin while enjoying a cup of coffee. The cafe is located in a quiet little courtyard off Brewer Street called Smith’s Court. The address is 7 Smith’s Court, Soho, W1D 7DP.

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Having been elected President of the Essex Feminist Society at the University of Essex, Bryony Rickard (Class of 2015) wrote to share: “I joined the Feminist Society at the beginning of my first year [of university] and have been an active member ever since. In 2016 we made national and international headlines (Huffington Post, RT, and The Sun to name a few) for running a bake sale highlighting the gender pay gap by charging women £0.82 and men £1 for a cupcake. I’m very proud to have been elected President for this academic year and last week welcomed 60 enthusiastic people to our very first meeting. The events we have organised for this year range from facilitating discussions on contemporary feminist issues and fundraising for women’s charities, to attending local demonstrations on preventing violence against women and collaborating with other societies to ensure we’re supporting the feminist movement on our campus. And of course, we have more bake sales planned so keep an eye out for any more headlines!”

Every week we feature a short profile of one of our global alumni in Tin Tuc. UNIS Hanoi is connected to 55% of all alumni students, families and faculty with our very own world wide web connecting UNIS Hanoi in the four corners of the globe!

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Nicolas-Kirti Scholtes (Class of 2006) just completed his PhD in Economics at the Université Catholique de Louvain and Université de Namur with the thesis Interbank networks, macroprudential policy and financial stability. He has been researching since 2013 while working as a PhD Trainee at the European Central Bank.

Nicolas’ research interests lie at the intersection of network theory, financial stability and monetary policy. Most of his work features a strong computational dimension and can be found on his page. Nicolas also holds a Bachelor in Chemical Engineering with McGill University, Canada and a Masters of Science in Economics with Université Catholique de Louvain, Belgium.

Every week we feature a short profile of one of our global alumni in Tin Tuc. UNIS Hanoi is connected to 55% of all alumni students, families and faculty with our very own world wide web connecting UNIS Hanoi in the four corners of the globe!