The scholarships were presentedby Vice State President Nguyen Thi Doan, who is chairwoman of the NFVCSponsorship Council, at a ceremony in Quang Tri province on July 19.
Of the beneficiaries, 110 were awarded with scholarships, eachworth 3 million VND, while the others, each got 5 million VND.
Over the past two decades, the NFVC has raised over 4 trillion VND tohelp more than 27 million children in special difficulty nationwidethough activities such as granting scholarships, providing freesurgeries and building school.-VNA
This is part of the Vu A Dinh Scholarship Fund project to grant 3,000 scholarships, each worth VND500,000 for ethnic minority students in 2007. Vice State President Truong My Hoa, who is also chairwoman of the Vu A Dinh Scholarship Fund, said the fund will strive harder to give more support to ethnic minority students. The Vu A Dinh Scholarship Fund, named after a young liaison officer killed in the French resistance war, was set up in 1999 by the Youth Union to support poor students from mountainous regions in their studies. So far, the fund has…... [read more]
HA NOI — More than 4,000 poor students in Ha Noi, HCM City and Hai Phong Province were provided with scholarships, books and learning aids worth a total of US$110,000 from the Parkson Education Care Fund. Run by the Parkson Viet Nam retail group, the fund gave the support on the occasion of the Action Month for Children. Earlier this week, the National Fund for Vietnamese Children signed a $150,000 agreement with energy company Chevron to upgrade five schools and provide 800 scholarships to students in the Mekong (Cuu Long) Delta. — VNS... [read more]
Thanh Nien (Young People) Rach Gia Airport re-opens after upgrade The Rach Gia Airport located in the Cuu Long (Mekong) Delta province of Kien Giang reopened yesterday after two months of closure for a runway upgrade. The airport has a 1,500-metre-long runway and a 2,500-square-metre terminal able to handle 250,000 passengers annually. In additional to Viet Nam Airline's flights from HCM City and Phu Quoc to Rach Gia, the airport serves chartered flights of Viet Nam Air Services Co. (Vasco) as well as military and private flights. The Saigon Times Daily New apartment blocks for labourers launched Two apartment blocks…... [read more]
The Ho Chi Minh City Student Assistance Centre offered free bus tickets to 2,800 poor students to return to their hometowns for the Tet holiday. Student Bui Thi Oanh from Nghe An Province said, “This is the second year I’ve enjoyed a free ticket. This is great for students who live far away from their families.” Tran Thi Ty, a fourth-year student at the University of Economics Ho Chi Minh City, who lives in Quang Binh Province said, “Initially, I didn’t intend to return home for Tet because bus ticket prices have tripled. It costs nearly VND2 million (USD95.23) for…... [read more]
Illustrative photo. (Photo: VNA)Quang Tri (VNA) –Vinh Linh district is the first localities in the central province of Quang Tri to distribute compensation to residents affected by the mass fish deaths earlier this year.On November 16, the first day of compensation, residents in Vinh Moc village, Vinh Thanh commune received the money.During the first phase of compensation, nearly 11.9 billion VND (535,500 USD) will be awarded to 257 people in Vinh Moc village in line with the Prime Minister’s Decision No. 1880. Tran Huu Hung, Chairman of the Vinh Linh People’s Committee, said Vinh Linh is one of the localities…... [read more]
Van Viet Duc of Quang Tri High School in the central province of Quang Tri's Quang Tri town won the championship at the fifteen season of the competition title “Duong len dinh Olympia” (The Road to Olympia Peak) in Hanoi on August 16.Being the first student entering the final round of the competition, Van Viet Duc was really confident for the final round. With his efforts, he finally won the first prize to capture the prize of US$35,000 with total marks of 250.By MAI AN - Translated by Uyen Phuong... [read more]
Each scholarship is worth US$2,400. These students, who graduated from high school with good grades but lack the finance to continue their studies at university, will be trained at Aptech Vietnam for two years.“Human resources in information technology are much needed in Vietnam at this moment so Prudence Fund has decided to help train students in this field,” said Nguyen Van Hao, deputy general director of Prudential Vietnam.The applicants for these scholarships must pass an exam of mathematics and English, and an interview.The 35 first IT scholarships will be granted to students in Hanoi, Hai Phong and Thanh Hoa Province.Scholarships…... [read more]
As many as 100 scholarships have been presented to outstandingstudents from poor families in the Mekong Delta city of Can Tho onAugust 29 as a great encouragement for them in the new school year.The scholarships, worth 1 million VND each, weregranted by Chevron Vietnam Company, PetroVietnam Exploration ProductionCorporation, Japan’s Mitsui Oil Exploration Company and Thailand’s PPTOil and Gas Group on August 29 as part of a programme entitled “Going toschool with students” launched by the National Sponsor Fund forChildren. Chevron Vietnam Chairman Barry Andrewsaffirmed the donors are proud to contribute to the cause of educationin Vietnam and pledge to continue…... [read more]
The Ho Chi Minh Communist Youth Union Committee of theCentral Highlands province of Kon Tum has granted scholarships, eachworth 500,000 VND, to 20 poor ethnic minority students. These students have achieved excellent results in this year’s university and college entrance exams. The Tran Van Hai scholarship fund was set up by the provincial youthunion in 2007. It has, to date, received 76 million VND contributed bybusinesses, organisations and individuals both in and outside Kon Tumprovince. The fund has doled out a total of 35 million VND in scholarships to support local disadvantaged students./.... [read more]
The National Fund for Vietnamese Children (NFVC) distributed scholarships worth US$144 each to 150 targeted children in Dak Nong and Kon Tum provinces, 130 students in Dak Lak and Lam Dong, and 140 in Gia Lai province. The scholarships were funded by sponsors of the “I Don’t Have to Drop Out” Programme.State Vice President Doan, who is also the NFVC Chairwoman, applauded the children’s efforts and said she hopes the scholarships will encourage them and their families to continue their schooling. She also asked local authorities to pay more attention to disadvantaged children, especially those in ethnic minority and remote…... [read more]