Ready, steady… IMPACT!

We are delighted to announce the membership of the Impact Fund Committee.

This cross community committee will be the decision makers choosing the projects for our community Impact Fundraising in 2019-2020.

The projects supporting UNIS Hanoi’s Vision, Mission and Values to help deliver the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals will be selected from the BIG IDEAS that you are poised to submit!

Watch this space for the details on how to get your ideas in front of the Committee for consideration in next week’s Tin Tuc.

We have been delighted by the community response to the Impact Fund and choosing the members of the Committee was hard, with so many excellent candidates and submissions. The decision for membership was taken after careful consideration of all the applications that were received and we are delighted to announce the following Impact Fund Committee for 2019-2020:

  • Co-Chairs: Emma Silva (Director of Advancement) and Iraj de Silva (Parent)
  • SCO Executive member: Chris Behr
  • Parent members: Sandra Le Courtois and Gareth Harrison Poole
  • Student members:
    • ES: Vilma Niklasson and Student Council member TBC
    • MS: Beatrice Reilly G8 and Andy Choi G8
    • HS: Solene Shelley G10 and Eddie Lee G10
  • Faculty members: 
    • ES: Christy Heitmiller
    • MS & HS:  Qingli Liu
  • VN Staff: Han Bich Hanh and Nguyen Thi Bich Hien
  • Admin member: Megan Brazil
  • Board member: TBC after the Board’s 2-Day meeting in September.
  • Alumni member: TBC
  • Committee Coordinator: Dinh Thi An Ha

For any questions please contact the Committee Coordinator Ha Dinh and Co-Chairs Emma Silva and Iraj de Silva:

What are you doing this weekend?

Would you like to help the School decide how to spend money on our students to support exciting projects conceived by them and our community?

Would you like to be part of a team that will decide how we can most make a difference in the world?

Would you like to represent the community on the UNIS Impact Fund Committee?

If the answer is Yes to any of those questions, all you have to do this weekend is let us know that you would like to get involved with the new UNIS Impact Fund Committee by filling in this SHORT FORM.

We will be selecting the UNIS Impact Fund Committee members next week – so be sure to fill out the form before Tuesday September 10.

What is the UNIS Impact Fund?

The UNIS Impact Fund is both a community fundraising campaign and a project fund to support learning. In short, it is designed to help students change the world!

You will be hearing a lot more about it this year…

Approved projects will create Impact in the following areas:

  • Sustainability initiatives
  • Service Learning
  • Learning Excellence: Academics, Arts, Athletics
  • Facilities improvement
  • Professional Development

And the decision makers for which project gets funding?

It could be you!
As part of a cross-community team – the UNIS Impact Fund Committee – with students, parents, faculty and staff, alumni, admin and Board members. You could be part of the team that selects the shortlist for student vote and then make the final decision!

The Fund supports both ambitious community projects – the Big Ideas – chosen at the start of each year and adopted as the focus for annual community fundraising (GOALS); and smaller individual projects supporting risk-taking, pilot programmes and advocacy by small groups or individuals (GRANTS).By working together the UNIS Hanoi community can transform lives and society!

Find out more on the UNIS Impact Fund website and fill in the Impact Fund Committee FORM.

And if you have questions? Our Director of Advancement, Emma Silva is happy to help:

You can make an Impact!

Do you want to…

  • Engage and excite students – Student Impact!
  • Realise our ambitions as educators – Learning Impact!
  • Ensure opportunities for everyone – Community Impact!
  • Further our Mission, driven by our Values and Vision – Strategic Impact!
  • Deliver Agenda 2030 – World Impact!

Join the Impact Fund Committee and have a deciding voice in how the new UNIS Impact Fund is spent to support your child/ren and our UNIS Hanoi Vision for a better world!

A plastics recycling plant on campus? An artist in residence creating sculptures from our waste? Solar panels powering the campus?

These are just a few of the ideas from students, faculty and parents and we haven’t even got started yet! Exciting stuff!

This year our community will have the opportunity to help make an impact both on student learning at UNIS Hanoi and to help change the world!

The UNIS Impact Fund is a new programme which will support both your child’s learning and the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals as we work together to embrace a future with hope.

This new project fund will be coordinated by a cross-community committee made up of students, parents, teachers, faculty, staff, administrators and alumni. And we would like to hear from you if you are interested in being involved.

Please visit the UNIS Impact Fund Committee information on the website and apply today through this Application Form. (Deadline for applications is Wednesday September 10.)

And if being part of a committee is not your thing… Everyone will have the opportunity to submit ideas for projects and of course help us raise the funds for this transformational philanthropy campaign. Watch out for updates in the Tin Tuc in the coming weeks.

But to get started, we need our Impact Fund Committee of volunteers. Is it for you? Check out the website for the committee description, terms of reference and schedule of meetings.

And to get you in the mood for transformation… Watch the UNIS Impact Fund Anthem by UNIS Hanoi Alumnae (Class of 2019) Irma Hogberg.