Central province offers scholarships to Agent Orange victims

The Ha Tinh Association of Victims of Agent Orange and sponsors from the province and Ho Chi Minh City September 3 offered 164 gifts and scholarships, worth nearly VND700 million (US$35,000) to the central province’s children affected by Agent Orange and disadvantaged children.

Children affected by Agent Orange need more aids

On this occasion, the provincial People Committee also received VND500 million (US$25,000) donated by Vietnam Association for Victims of Agent Orange.

In addition, two companies from Ho Chi Minh City also donated more than VND5 billion ($250,000) to build a center for children affected by Agent Orange in the province.

To date, AO/dioxin has affected three million Vietnamese.

Since 2004, local and international individuals and organizations have donated VND150 billion ($7.5 million) in cash and product donations to help AO/dioxin victims.

The collected money has been used to build and repair more than 1,400 houses, create community centers, provide scholarships and provide medical aids to victims.

By D.Quang, translated by Y Nhi

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