Vietnamese Expats in Australia Raises Fund for Students in Northern Provinces
Deputy Chairman of the Vietnamese Foreign Ministry's State Commission for Overseas Vietnamese Affairs (OVs), Ngo Huong Nam, on May 12 presented over VND 500 million (USD 21,600) from the Vietnamese community in Australia to a volunteer group who would use the amount for the construction of semi-boarding houses for Chieng Chung primary and secondary school in the northern border province of Son La.
|Deputy Chairman of the State Commission for Overseas Vietnamese Affairs , Ngo Huong Nam transferres the money to the volunteer group, for the prompt construction of the boarding house. Source: scov|
The entire amount of VND 530,268,000 was raised during a charity golf tournament held the Vietnamese Consulate General in Sydney on the occasion of New Year of the Tiger 2022.
Speaking at the ceremony in Hanoi, the representative of the school and the volunteer group called Chia se Tinh thuong (Sharing the Love), Ngo Thi Phuong Loan thanked the committee and Vietnamese community in Australia for their support for students in remote areas. The amount will help students have more facilities to study.
The volunteer group wishes to continue to receive the help and companionship of Vietnamese abroad in general, and the community in Australia in particular, Loan added.
The charity group was established 18 years ago, is a gathering place of young people working in many different agencies and organizations at home and abroad, but have the same interest in helping children and unfortunate life situations.
Chieng Chung Primary - Secondary School is located in Zone II commune of Mai Son district - one of the communes still facing many socio-economic difficulties, 45 km from the district center. The school currently has 39 classes with a total of 1217 students, 28 elementary and 11 middle school grades.
Of which 187 students from policy beneficiary families; 86 students (46 girls, 40 boys) who are semi-boarders from grade 1 to grade 9 who are children of two villages, Xam Ta and It Ho - two extremely difficult villages in the commune, 10 km from the commune center.
Over the years, local authorities and students' parents have built semi-boarding houses made of wood and bamboo for the children. However, after many years of use, now the boarding house of the children has been seriously degraded, no longer guaranteeing their accommodation, living and studying.
The school reached out to the Sharing the Love Group and asked for support in rebuilding a boarding house from 2019, but due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the implementation faced many difficulties. With determination and sharing, unanimously contributing, joining hands to contribute every brick of everyone, the project has been implemented since January 2022.
The Consulate General of Vietnam in Sydney, Australia, organized a golf tournament on February 2, on the occasion of the Tet (Lunar New Year) festival, with the participation of nearly 70 golfers.
According to Vietnamese Consul General Nguyen Dang Thang, the 'Tet Cup' golf tournament, is hoped to be held annually on the occasion of the biggest and most important traditional festival of Vietnamese, to strengthen solidarity among the Vietnamese community in Australia and raise funds to build schools for children in the country's areas.
There are over 300,000 Vietnamese people living in this country, accounting for 1.26% of the population.
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