Vice President presents gifts to poor students in Hung Yen (Source: hungyentv.vn)

Hung Yen (VNA) - Vice President Dang Thi Ngoc Thinh presented bicycles and scholarships to 200 students from poor families in the northern province of Hung Yen on June 30. 

This formed part of activities of a scholarship prgramme funded by Bao Viet Life Insurance Corporation (BVL), which is jointly organised by the provincial People’s Committee and the Vietnam Children Sponsor Fund (VCSF) under the Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs.

The gifts, worth 300 million VND (13,200 USD) in total, came to the needy students with outstanding academic performance from Hung Yen city and nine districts in the province. 

Half of them were presented with school bags, bicycles and gifts, while the others received scholarships worth one million VND (44 USD) each.

This is the 13th consecutive year the BVL has funded the programme, which plans to give 3.6 billion VND (158,400 USD) worth of scholarships and gifts to needy students nationwide.-VNA