What is Assist a Student?

The Assist a Student program gives you the opportunity to provide the funding to support the education of a student in one of our partner countries for one year.  

In many Asia Pacific countries, poverty means talented individuals lack opportunities. The education of a person develops self-esteem and skills and in turn has a positive effect on their community. Education is a key to enabling an individual to support themselves, their families and their communities independently in the future.  In our partner countries, local St Vincent de Paul Society members select students from families in need to be assisted by the program.  Selected students receive assistance for one year with money donated contributing to their education needs, which can include course or school fees, uniforms and books.

The Assist a Student program currently supports students in Fiji, India, Indonesia, Kiribati, Myanmar, the Philippines, Sri Lanka and Thailand.

How can you help?

Your donation of only $70 will be matched with a student from one of our partner countries. You will be informed of the student’s name, country and course of study. The program includes students at all levels – from primary, secondary and post-secondary. One of the program's strongest features is that all administration costs are absorbed by the Society, allowing 100% of your donation to be distributed to the assisted student.

The Assist A Student brochure includes a donation form for those who wish to make an offline financial contribution. To make a donation online please click here

Read some letters from students supported by the Assist A Student Program below

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