Hung Tien Ly Vo

Class of: 2017
School: Mana College
Scholarship Partner: NZ Community Trust

In 2001, Hung Tien’s parents arrived in New Zealand not speaking a word of English or having one New Zealand dollar. They moved from the only country they had known to create a better future for their children. They depended on the kindness of strangers, blessed by Kiwi neighbours who believed that every person deserved to live, not merely survive.

Hung Tien remembers his grandfather always saying, "Education is the master key of all difficulties in every profession." These words have inspired him to pursue higher education and to succeed in life.

Hung Tien wants to complete a Bachelor of Engineering with Honours, majoring in electronics and computer system engineering. He wants to make his parents proud.