Communist Youth Union of Gas Corporation under the PetroVietnam Gas J Corporation has recently gave 10,000 textbooks and 200 gifts to students from low-income families in Meo Vac District of the northern mountainous province of Ha Giang.
The activity is one of part of scholarship program "Tiep suc den truong" (Giving strength to students).
The total gifts and books are worth nearly VND100 million (US$4,493).
Meo Vac District is the most difficult district of Ha Giang Province especially in education. For years, needy students and students from close-to-poverty line families have received support of tuition fee, books, textbooks, and studying items.
However, the supporting program ended in the academic year 2014-201, causing the local government confused about how to continue supporting them in the new academic year.
Therefore, the government has called for the help of individuals and organizations as well as enterprises in and outside the province to provide textbooks and books to needy students to ensure their learning.
10,000 textbooks and 200 gifts of the union were sent to children in Son Vi and Can Chu Phin communes. A mission team led by Huynh Do Thanh Khiet - union chairman - directly granted the gifts to children.
The mission team attended a musical performance with their counterpart in Meo Vac. At the event, on behalf of district people's committee, Mr. Tran Kim Ngoc granted a certificate of merit to the union for their charity activities in Meo Vac District for years.