Update: 16:06 | 09/01/2019
(BGO) - Nhu Thi Hong Quyen (Ngo Gia Tu – Bac Giang College) and Pham Ngoc Quan (Bac Giang Agriculture and Forestry University) are the two students who won the Sao Thang Gieng (January Star) Award 2018 presented by the Central Committee of the Vietnam Students Association. Those are dynamic, enthusiastic and creative members of the association.
Studying veterinary science with hope to treat the root causes of diseases
Vice President of the Students Association of the Bac Giang Agriculture and Forestry University Pham Ngoc Quan (born in 1993 in Ha Giang city, Ha Giang province) surprised his friends when he decided to become a student for the second time.
Student Pham Ngoc Quan.
Quan graduated with a good degree in medicine from the Ha Giang Medical Intermediate School. He had ever worked at the General Hospital in Ha Giang province. Quan remembered the first aid he did for a rabies patient who was bitten by a dog. Seeing the patient suffering from pain before death, Quan wanted to understand the root cause of the disease and raised the idea of studying veterinary science.
After nearly 2 years of working, Pham Ngoc Quan asked to quit his job and passed the exam to study at the Faculty of Animal Husbandry and Veterinary Medicine under the Bac Giang Agriculture and Forestry University.
Quan said: "Most human illnesses come from animal foods. Veterinarians are those who directly intervene, give advice and deploy campaigns to prevent and treat diseases for animals in breeding and processing facilities. Therefore, I hope to learn and do well the prevention of diseases for animals in order to both minimize economic damage and protect human health”.
In the first year, Quan joined the ‘One Health’ Club, following doctor and lecturer Tran Duc Hoan (head of the Faculty of Animal Husbandry and Veterinary Medicine) to each household to treat diseases for animals. After each trip, Quan obtained more knowledge and better understood the mechanism of disease development and how to treat diseases for animals.
Quan has also served as chairman and member of many scientific research projects. Typical among those is the project "Studying epidemiological characteristics and pathological changes of swine pneumonia caused by the bacterium Actinobacillus
Student Nhu Thi Hong Quyen (left) voluntarily donates blood.
Besides studying hard, Quan has also participated in activities launched by the Youth Union and the Students Association of the Bac Giang Agriculture and Forestry University. In November 2018, Quan represented the ‘One Health’ Club to attend the International Conference on Global Health. Here, he had the opportunity to exchange, learn experience, and share knowledge about the danger of antibiotic resistance and rabies in humans with many international friends.
More confident when participating in movements
January Star Nhu Thi Hong Quyen (born in 1998), Secretary of the youth union chapter of the Primary-Kindergarten Education Class of the Ngo Gia Tu - Bac Giang College impresses everyone around with her beautiful appearance, self-confidence and ability to speak English fluently.
In all three high school years, Hong Quyen was quite shy and quiet. She mostly focused on studying. To change, in the first year of college, she registered to join the school's voluntary blood donation club. Together with students of higher classes, Quyen organized extracurricular activities popularising the benefits of voluntary blood donation to students and people in some neighboring localities. The girl has had more experiences and confidence, becoming a dynamic and funny youth union official.
Performance of students of Ngo Gia Tu - Bac Giang College.
From difficulties in gathering young people by traditional methods, Quyen proposed the club management board and the college’s youth union use social networks to connect students to help them share their passions and hobbies. Since then, the school's volunteer programmes have always been widely disseminated, attracting a large number of students and youths.
In addition, the January Star girl also started a business providing makeup and beauty services for women and worked a part-time job in a cinema to increase her communication in English. In all three years of college, Hong Quyen made her own money to cover living expenses and buy a digital camera for herself. She shared: “I want to record images in real life to mobilize help for people living in difficulty”.