US$ 1,3 million spent for educational charity activities in last school year

Over VND28.6 billion (US$ 1,348,204) has been spent for charity activities in educational facilities.

This was released at a meeting held on October 17 by the Department of Education and Training, the city's Red Cross and the Young Communist Union in Ho Chi Minh City  to review charity mission in academic year 2013-2014.

Various activities were organized in colleges, continuing education centers and vocational schools to take care of poor teachers and students such as giving over 4,400 scholarships, studying items, bicycles, textbooks, and white shirts and charity houses to teachers. Total spending is over VND5 billion (US$ 235,700).

Young doctors have provided free-of-charge examinatiion to students in the city. Students have participated in blood donation campaigns and they donated over 9,000 units of blood to save people.

By Hai Thuy - Translated by Uyen Phuong

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