|Students receive gifts for the Lunar New Year last year ( Photo: SGGP)|
The Student Supporting Center in Ho Chi Minh City is carrying out the annual program to support poor students on the occasion of the Lunar New Year (Tet holiday) that peaks on February 19 this year, said Le Xuan Dung, deputy head of the center.
This year, the program will give bus tickets to 3,000 needy students who can not afford the ticket to return their homeland on Tet holiday. Students can register until February 10.
Along with this program, the center will sell cheap tickets with the discount of 30-50 percent to disadvantaged students. The program begins from January 17 to February 10.
In addition to the ticket supporting program, the center also organizes a get-together for students who stay in the city. As usual, the center will give 1,500 gifts to them. The program will mobilize local enterprises to offer around 4,000 part-time jobs to students who stay in the city to earn money during Tet holiday.
The center said, there are about 3,000 part-time jobs for students including shop-keepers in supermarkets, safeguard for the flower street. This year, the technology University in HCMC will hold a program “Vui tet Xa Nha” ( Receiving a New Year away from Home) for students.
The school management will send wishes to all students, give them lucky money and traditional foods for Tet. Moreover, musical performance and folk games are hoped to bring happiness to students.
Poly-Technique University has also encouraged businesses to provide 175 charitable tickets to poor students who are good at studying and social extra-activities. Total amount for charity tickets is over VND87 million (US$ 74.7 million).
Similarly, Pedagogy University, Bank University and Economic University follow suit to organize get-together for students and give supporting bus fare to students, aiming to help them returning hometown.