The Hanoi-based Vietnamese-Polish Friendship School is one of few institutions in Vietnam whose name refers to the long-standing friendly relations between Poland and Vietnam.
In the early 1980s, Poland financed new buildings of this educational establishment. At present it is among the eight largest high schools in the capital of Vietnam, boasting 46 classrooms in which nearly 108 teachers spread knowledge to 2,000 students.
On 27 September 2019 a special ceremony was held, during which Wojciech Gerwel, Polish Ambassador to Hanoi, presented the Vietnamese-Polish Friendship School with eleven educational multimedia monitors which were purchased by the Embassy with Polish Aid funds. Another nine monitors were bought by Adamed, a Polish pharmaceutical and biotechnology company that has established a branch in Vietnam. All this equipment was installed in classrooms, where it is used by teachers and students alike.
The ceremony brought together representatives of the school, local authorities, the Embassy, and the Adamed company. It was also attended by a delegation from the Polish National Agency for Academic Exchange (NAWA), as well as representatives of 16 Polish universities.
Poland supports Vietnam’s socio-economic development. It must be stressed that one of the priorities of Polish Aid is education, assisting school students in their learning process, and providing them with opportunities for a better future. The best way to achieve this is to improve the level of education and professional qualifications of Vietnamese people. That is why they are offered the opportunity to benefit from the Ignacy Łukasiewicz Scholarship Programme. It enables them to come to Poland to undertake MA studies in various fields: engineering and technology, agricultural, as well as exact and natural sciences. Education is the path to a better future.