|Many Vietnamese pupils will be ready for a new school-year with books given by the SCC. (Photo:TK)|
A delegation from the SCC and one of the program’s major sponsors, the Germany-based international express and logistics service DHL Vietnam, will visit and hand out US$3,300 worth of schoolbooks to local children Wednesday.
According to Ms. Nguyen Thi My Hien, SCC’s Scholarship Manager, the program will continue throughout 2006, aiming to distribute books to around 2,700 pupils by the end of the year. Most of the students are from Ho Chi Minh City and surrounding provinces including Tay Ninh, Dong Nai, Binh Phuoc and Tien Giang.
|Formal opening of a new classroom in Tay Ninh province in January 2006 (Photo:TK)|
Founded in 1992 and registered as a non-governmental organization in England, the USA and Viet Nam, the SCC aims to help educate poor, disabled and vulnerable children by building schools, providing scholarships, running vocational training classes and arranging jobs for pupils.