Last updated: Thursday, May 23, 2013
National Instruments Provides Educational Assistance in Rural VietnamPosted: Monday, June 18, 2012
National Instruments (NI) just announced its partnership with Sunflower Mission, a non-profit organisation that provides educational assistance programmes in rural communities in Vietnam. Forty-one volunteers joined the 10th annual Sunflower Mission work camp in Hue province.
The volunteer team visited school sites in the Quang Loi and Phong Thu districts and helped complete schools, distribute medicine, interact with local students, and contribute towards making quality education accessible to Vietnam’s under-served communities. For the first time, NI engineers also conducted a two-day robotics workshop to inculcate engineering concepts through fun and interactive activities.
NI has a solid presence in Vietnam with a representative office in Ho Chi Minh City, supporting the country’s research centres and booming technology sector. In partnership with the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) and Science Centre Singapore, NI also backs a regional training programme called the Science, Technology and Engineering Exchange Laboratory (STEEL), under which, Vietnam is one of three priority countries.