PeaceTrees presents over 260 scholarships to youths in Quang Tri
Over 260 scholarships presented to youths in Quang Tri. Photo: PeaceTrees
Through the generosity of supporters and partners, PeaceTrees handed over textbooks, supplies, uniforms, meals, and administrative fees that all too often hold kids back from getting an education.
These students have financial need, strong studying habits, were directly impacted by an unexploded ordnance accident, and/or are ethnic minority children and young adults. With this scholarships, they now have more tools and support to help break out of the larger cycle of poverty.
PeaceTrees Vietnam, the first US non-governmental organization by the Vietnamese government to search and defuse bombs, mines, and explosives, has contributed significantly to the work in the Southeast Asian country.
Besides mine and bomb clearance, PeaceTrees Vietnam has held educational projects to raise public awareness of the work, as well as people-to-people diplomatic programs. In 2005, PeaceTrees Vietnam set up a mobile explosive ordinance disposal team in Vietnam’s central province of Quang Tri, which has now increased to six units.
As of March 2019, 516,892 square meters of land underwent bomb and mine clearance while 751 unexploded ordnances (UXOs) were found and defused and cleared. Since 2005, it has provided more than 2,000 scholarships for students whose relatives had suffered bombs and mine accidents./.