Students enjoy reading books from hanging bookshelves in the school yard at Hai Hoa Primary School in Quang Tri Province's Hai Lang District. (Photo: VNA)

Hanoi (VNA) – FPT Joint Stock Company has granted 100 scholarships to students suffering from disabilities as consequence of Agent Orange/dioxin in central Quang Tri province.

The scholarships worth 1.2 million VND (53 USD) each were presented on December 5 alongside ten long-term scholarships worth 5 million VND (222.5 USD) each from the National Fund for Vietnamese Children.

Quang Tri is one of provinces hit hardest by war aftermath with 2,200 children suffering from after-effects of dioxin-containing Agent Orange herbicide sprayed by US troops during the war. In the past seven years, FPT has given out 840 million VND (37,383 VND) worth of scholarships to assist local disadvantaged youth.

Recently, POSCO E&C Vietnam also donated scholarships and bikes to needy students living in central Quang Ngai province.

Most recently, 100 scholarships and 100 bikes worth 215 million VND (9,568 USD) in total were presented.

On the occasion, the company in collaboration with the Republic of Korea’s natural disaster aid relief association visited and provided 500 impoverished households in local Son Tay district with clothes, footwear and other necessities valued at 1.8 billion VND (80,106 USD).-VNA