7,600 Ethnic Minority Pupils Granted Scholarships

Since establishment, the "Vu A Dinh Scholarship Fund", named after a young ethnic hero in the French-war period, has granted 7,600 scholarships worth VND500,000 each to needy and outstanding ethnic pupils in the country.

Besides, the fund has campaigned for contributions to build three schools for Khmer pupils, afford cleft palate surgeries for children, and donate 20,000 note-books to poor children in the central and southwest regions of the country.

The Central Committee of the Ho Chi Minh Communist Youth Union held a meeting with contributors of the Fund in Ha Noi on March 5.

Chairwoman of the Vu A Dinh Scholarship Fund Truong My Hoa

Addressing the ceremony, Viet Nam’s Vice-President Truong My Hoa, Chairwoman of the Vu A Dinh Scholarship Fund, complimented the contributors on their supports and expressed her desire that more people and organizations will give their hands to the Fund, helping the government and the Ho Chi Minh Communist Youth Union in human resource development programs for ethnic minorities in mountainous regions.

1,500 scholarships will be presented to ethnic minority pupils and students across the country in a ceremony held by the Fund in coordination with Ha Noi National University and Viet Nam Television (VTV ) on March 15. This is also to celebrate the Youth Month and the 75th anniversary of the Ho Chi Minh Communist Youth Union .

By Quang Loc - Translated by Uyen Phuong

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