Nine billion VND raised for students in Truong Sa

Nearly nine billion VND (423,000 USD) has been raised for students in Truong Sa Archipelago since a programme was launched two months ago.

The second stage of the “For beloved Truong Sa students” is jointly implemented by the Vu A Dinh Scholarship Fund, the Ho Chi Minh Law newspaper and Ho Chi Minh City Television, with a target to raise 12 billion VND for the construction of a school on Sinh Ton island, Truong Sa district, southern coastal Khanh Hoa province.

Former Vice President Truong My Hoa, who is head of the programme, said many kind-hearted individuals and groups have joined hands in the programme, showing their warm sentiments and responsibilities towards students in Truong Sa.

As much as six billion VND was handed over to leaders of Truong Sa district island after the first phase of the programme, she said, adding that the programme is expected to receive more support from donors so that children on the island can enjoy a new school in the 2014-2015 academic year.

VNA

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