Le Huu Phuoc, head of the Binh Duong Party Committee's communications and education board, presents gifts to the children on September 8 (Photo:baobinhduong.vn)              

Binh Duong (VNA) – As many as 1,000 children from difficult backgrounds have been given scholarship on the occasion of the Mid-Autumn festival which falls on September 8.

The scholarship granting, the 15th of its kind in the province, is a joint effort of the Binh Duong People’s Committee and the provincial Fund for Children, aiming to bring a joyful mid-autumn festival, while honouring outstanding students who have overcome their difficulties to obtain good results in their study.

The fund presented gift packages worth of 2.3 billion VND (105,000 USD) to needy children in the locality, including scholarships, bicycles and computers, as well as provide assistance for 25 kids under heart surgery.

On the occasion, the fund received three billion VND (136,000 USD) from donors to take care local children in difficult circumstances.

Over the past 19 years, the Fund for Children of Binh Duong has mobilised nearly 60 billion VND (2.7 million USD), provided over 5,500 scholarships, presented 84 computers, over 900 bicycles and more than 47,000 gift packages to disadvantaged children during special occasions such as the Lunar New Year, International Day for Children and the Mid-autumn festival.

The fund also supported several heart, eyes and palate operations for 429 children with congenital deformities.-VNA