SGGP awards scholarships to needy students

Sai Gon Giai Phong Newspaper awarded 85 scholarships to students and pupils from Quy Nhon University, Quang Trung University, Binh Dinh College and high schools in the southern central coastal province of Binh Dinh on December 7.

The awards ceremony took place in the main hall of the Department of Education and Training in Binh Dinh Province.

Each university student received VND2 million (US$93), while college students each received VND1.5 million ($70). High school pupils were awarded VND1 million ($47) each.

The scholarships were sponsored by Vingroup and supported by Dau Tu-Tai Chinh (Investment-Finance) Newspaper of SGGP.

The selected students are from poor and impoverished areas of the country. Some are from the poorest village of Tuy Phuoc where locals suffer extreme hardships from storms and floods, while some are from ‘An Nhon Ward’ where even a daily meal is hard to get. Others are from the remote mountain ward of Van Canh.

Every one of them has their own misery. High school pupil Le Thi Kim Cuc was born into a three child farming family. She is the only one to follow studies until now while the other two children had to quit studies to work for a living. Her father works hard every day on his small rice field which can barely feed his family.

Dang Thi Hue, a student of Binh Dinh Pedagogy College shared her tearful story--“My parents have six sons and daughters. Most of my sisters and brothers married and stayed far away from my family. My mom has heart disease. In the past, besides studying, I did farming to help my father.
Unfortunately, this year, I have to study very far from home and cannot help him. Nothing comes from the farm now as my father is very sick. To support my study, he had to borrow money.”

At the awards ceremony, SGGP deputy editor-in-chief Le Tien Tuyen congratulated the students for their success and brave attempt at overcoming life’s difficulties to follow their studies. He also expected them to continue to work hard and endeavor to gain better results.

On behalf of the organizer, Mr. Tuyen informed--“Our newspaper has awarded scholarships to needy students in the Central Highlands, south central coastal city of Da Nang, south central coastal province of Phu Yen, Ho Chi Minh City and the Mekong Delta. The newspaper has already planned for more scholarships in coming times.”

On this occasion, SGGP also donated VND20 million ($930) to the Study Encouragement Society of Binh Dinh Province.

By Ha Minh – Translated by Truong Son

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