Needy, wounded soldiers’ children given scholarships

On the occasion of the Day for Martyrs and Wounded Soldiers, Vice President cum Chairperson of the National Fund for Vietnamese Children Nguyen Thi Doan on Monday arrived in the northern provinces of Nam Dinh and Ninh Binh to give scholarships to students whose parents are soldiers working on islands, wounded soldiers  and who are from low-income families .

At the scholarship -giving ceremony (Photo: SGGP)

In psychology rehabilitation center in the northern province of Ninh Binh’s Yen Mo District, the Vice President and representatives from the fund and sponsors gave 150 scholarships named “Go to school with students” each scholarship worth VND2 million (US$91.7) to students whose fathers are soldiers stationed in border gates, islands, wounded soldiers and students from meager-income families.

On the same day, in the northern province of Nam Dinh’s My Loc District, 50 scholarships each worth VND2 million were granted to needy students and children of wounded soldiers of the province. Total scholarships given to students in the two provinces are VND400 million.

Scholarships named “Go to school with students” launched by Vice President Nguyen Thi Doan in 2012. Until now, 7,560 scholarships worth VND23 billion (US$1,054,784) have been given to children in 63 provinces and cities across the country to create more chance for them to schools.

By Lam Nguyen – translated by Uyen Phuong

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