Hyundai Motor Co. has recently signed a four-party memorandum of understanding (MoU) to help bridge educational inequality across Vietnam. Hyundai Motor will run ‘H-Jump School Vietnam’ until 2022 in partnership with nonprofit educational social venture JUMP, Volunteers for Peace Vietnam (VPV) and Vietnam National University, Hanoi (VNU). H-Jump School is a volunteer program for university students funded by Hyundai Motor, which aims to mitigate various social inequalities.
For H-Jump School Vietnam, the company will select a total of 150 Vietnamese university student volunteers over the next three years, divided into three groups. Each volunteer group will provide four hours of customized tutoring and psycho-emotional support for underprivileged teenagers every week, for approximately 10 months.
The tutoring and psycho-emotional programs have been developed to provide much-needed support for youth who do not have access to adequate education programs in the country. Vietnam is challenged with growing inequality in education due to a large income gap as well as exponential growth in the private education sector.
University student volunteers taking part in H-Jump School Vietnam will receive scholarships and mentoring from career counselors, which will help them grow as professionals.
“Sharing what we’ve learned is one of the solutions to address the educational gap in our society and nurture future talents,” said Lee Young-tack, senior vice president and head of Asia Pacific headquarters at Hyundai Motor. “We have already made great progress with the H-Jump School program in Korea, and we hope to duplicate success in Vietnam, contributing to fostering local talents while promoting educational equality across Asia.”
Hyundai has been operating the H-Jump School program in Korea since 2013 to nurture future talents and solve education inequality. Over the past eight years, about 5,400 university students participated in the program in Korea, including 1,100 university student volunteers and 4,300 students who received tutoring.