Disadvantaged pupils in mountainous area receive scholarships
The National Fund for Vietnamese Children (NFVC) on September 8th worked with the Ha Giang provincial People’s Committee to grant scholarships entitled “Going to school with you” worth VND2 million each for 120 disadvantaged pupils in the province.
Vice State President Nguyen Thi Doan grants scholarships for poor pupils in Ha Giang province. (Photo: nhandan.org.vn)
The granting aims to encourage the pupils to continue to gain good academic results in a new school-year.
This was the second time the scholarships were provided for disadvantaged pupils in the province. In 2012, the program benefited 130 poor pupils with scholarships worth VND390 million.
The program on granting scholarships for poor pupils who gain excellent academic results has been carried out by NFVC since 1993. So far, over 35,000 scholarships have been presented to disadvantaged pupils and those who are children of wounded soldiers, martyrs and those from ethnic minorities.
The scholarship program “Going to school with you” was launched in 2012. Since then, the program has reached children in 63 provinces and cities across the country, with over VND25 billion having been spent on assisting thousands of poor pupils continuing their study./.
( Compiled by VNF )