Our Alumni - Our Story
UNIS Hanoi is proud to be connected with its worldwide family of alumi - anyone who has attended UNIS Hanoi is considered to be an alum, including their families and former staff and faculty. Our hope is that our alumni will always remain connected with each other, with UNIS Hanoi and with Vietnam. With everyone’s help we hope to keep growing our world-wide alumni family.
Initially started in 1988 with 12 students in two classes, as of the start of the this school year, UNIS Hanoi has the privilege of welcoming more than 1100 students on campus every day, learning through a programme founded in the UN Principles.
One thing that has not changed during its long history is the importance of the school community, and UNIS Hanoi is making a special effort to reconnect with former families and faculty.
Alumni play an active role in the UNIS Hanoi community. Several regional reunions are held each year, giving our former students and teachers a chance to reconnect. UNIS Hanoi alumni all share a special experience from their time at UNIS Hanoi and we hope to celebrate the history of the school with as many of our alumni as possible.
Latest News for Alumni
Felice Bakker (Class of 2006) wrote to share about her brand of sustainable jewelry and accessory.
"I am the founder of Saya by Felice, a sustainable jewelry and accessory brand based out of Bali. After 5 years with the United Nations in Myanmar and Indonesia, I decided I needed a change - an outlet for my creativity. I love doodling and spending time in jewelry shops and wanted to combine this with my passion for sustainability. I was living in Jakarta at the time and was surrounded by beautiful colourful batik fabrics (every Friday Indonesians working in government offices wear batik). The pieces use batik scraps, collected from various tailors in Jakarta, and are made by hand. Each piece is unique as we only have a small amount of fabric from each pattern. We are currently in the process of developing products for men too, so stay tuned."
Follow Saya by Felice on Instagram to see Felice's creations.
April Ngo (Class of 2006) is the founder of citizenobsessed.com, an online media platform focused on ideological diversity and one-on-one interviews with inspiring minds. Most recently, April ran an interview with Farhana von Mitzlaff, the woman behind Meena, the charity which was set up to help the victims of the Rana Plaza disaster in Bangladesh in 2013.
April shared, "I started citizenobsessed.com in 2018 because I noticed a huge disconnection between discussion and tolerance. There wasn't a platform where diversity in thought was encouraged. It always seems like you had to belong to one side or another to have your views validated, and something felt distinctly off with that concept."
Currently citizenobsessed.com is a small team of five with members based in the UK and the US. April's goal going forward is to expand the platform into a global multi-media production company. She has stated that "we (citizenobsessed.com) don't pander to culture, demographic groups, socioeconomic status, race or gender. As a great man once said, 'while we don't promise equal outcome, we strive to deliver equal opportunity.' Everyone with a great appetite for thought and writing is welcome as long as they're transparent about having a bias and ready to be challenged on it."