Kind-hearted people aid storm victims in central Vietnam

Benefactors and official agencies have donated books and study items to students in the central province of Phu Yen where Typhoon Mirinae wreaked havoc at the beginning of November.

Students of Xuan Lam Primary School in Song Cau District in the central province of Phu Yen wait  for kind souls to donate tables and chairs as they resume their studies after the destruction caused by Typhoon Mirinae ( Photo: SGGP)

In Song Cau District, 162 children returned November 9 to Xuan Lam Primary and Pre-School which now functions in a tent.

The Ministry of Education and Training has provided the school VND10 million while the province’s Department of Education asked the Education Publishing House in Ho Chi Minh City to donate books worth VND15 million.

The local education bureau and Hoa Mai enterprise gifted 400 notebooks and 200 pens.

Sai Gon Giai Phong has promised to give 20 tables and chairs, 5,000 notebooks, and some study items to the school while the Book and Educational Equipment JSC has supplied books for all children in first to fifth grades and teachers.

It is the first school to open in the district after the storm. The 20 other schools in Song Cau, Dong Xuan, and Tuy An Districts have yet to reopen.

Some good Samaritans have promised to provide financial support to children whose parents died in the storm, Dong Xuan deputy chairman Nguyen Ly Nguyen said November 9. The orphans would be educated up to grade 12 and young employees will take turns to take care of them, he added.

Sai Gon Giai Phong’s charity mission, the HCMC-based Pham Ngoc Thach Medical University, and 2-9 Pharmaceutical Company visited An Dinh and An Nghiep Communes in Tuy An District, the worst-hit area, on November 8.

They donated 1,000 boxes of instant noodles to disadvantaged people while doctors examined people and gave them medicines.

Most were found to suffer intestinal and skin problems.

By staff writers - Translated by Uyen Phuong

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