Nearly VND15 billion in support of poor students and people in southwestern region
The southwestern region’s association for the poor, in collaboration with the Can Tho city People’s Committee and the study encouragement association, on October 4th awarded scholarships for poor students with excellent academic results and gave heart surgery support for poor people in the region with a capital of nearly VND15 billion.
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According to Nguyen Phong Quang, Chairman of the region’s association for the poor, the region presented nearly 19% of poor families and those living near the poverty line, mainly in remote and ethnic minority-inhabited areas. Meanwhile, some 400 poor people with heart diseases are leading hard lives.
To help these groups of people, the southwestern region’s association for the poor has called on the assistance from sponsors, collecting over VND100 billion, helping build over 500 charitable houses, give medical check-ups to over 7,000 poor patients and heart surgeries to over 150 cases, grant scholarships to over 2,000 poor pupils, and construct and upgrade rural traffic systems.
The organising committee presented over 1,000 scholarships worth VND1 million each to poor students with excellent academic results from 8 universities in the region; and donated VND100 million to each of the Can Tho city and Dong Thap provincial Associations of Victims of Agent Orange.
In addition, each of over 130 patients were assisted capital for heart surgeries./.
( Compiled by BTA )