USTH participated in the Francophone running tournament 2022

Monday - 23/05/2022 22:49

On May 21st, 2022, USTH participated in the Francophone running tournament entitled “Elle Peut!” (She can!) took place at Hanoi pedestrian street around Hoan Kiem Lake. This is a sports - cultural event for the Francophone community, people who love French and running.
USTH is one of the members of the Francophone University Agency (AUF). Since its establishment, the university has received great support from the French Government as well as an alliance of the leading universities and research institutes in France. At USTH, in addition to the 100% English language of training, the university has been equipping students with a second foreign language, French. Therefore, participation in cultural and sporting events such as the Francophone running tournament 2022 is focused on by the USTH Rector Board and actively participated by university staff and students.
Taking place for the first time in Hanoi, the Francophone running tournament 2022 has attracted nearly 2,000 participants, including young pupils who are just studying at primary school to the elderly. With their love for the French language as well as cultural and sports activities, the athletes contributed to creating a vibrant and joyful atmosphere for Saturday morning at Hoan Kiem Lake area, Hanoi.
Last but not least, the Francophone running tournament 2022 is also a meeting place for Francophone organizations and businesses, schools and universities that are teaching and learning in French in Hanoi. With the goal of honoring the common values ​​of sport and Francophone: diversity, equality, respect and solidarity, the Francophone running tournament is expected to become an annual playground filled with human values ​​of the Francophone community in Vietnam.

About the Francophone running tournament

The first Francophone running tournament (Course de la Francophonie) in Vietnam was organized by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Vietnam, the People's Committee of Hanoi, the International Organization of La Francophonie (OIF) and the Francophone University Agency (AUF) in a series of events to celebrate International Francophonie Day on March 20, 25 years since Vietnam hosted the 7th Francophonie Summit in Hanoi (1997 - 2022) as well as highlighting the significance of the official visit to Vietnam in March 2022 by Francophonie General Secretary Louise Mushikiwabo.
The Francophone running tournament 2022 is themed "Elle peut!" (She Can) is a commitment of each individual in the Francophone community to contribute to the sustainable development of the country and society. Through side activities included in the event such as: music, booths, exhibitions,...; The Organizing Committee hopes “Elle peut!” convey the message about the ability to make beautiful things in the lives of those who are considered “weak” in society (women, especially women with disabilities).
50% of the application fee has been deducted to fund three women's initiatives through the NICE Program - the Network for Intercultural Competence to facilitate Entrepreneurship from October 2021. This support has helped initiatives to cover living expenses and share difficulties during the Covid 19 pandemic.

Look back at USTH's exciting and meaningful moments through the photos below.