Vice President Nguyen Thi Doan presents scholarships to ethnic minority students in Ha Giang province on September 8. (Photo: VNA) 

Vice President Nguyen Thi Doan presented 120 scholarships worth 2 million VND (89 USD) each to impoverished students from ethnic minority groups in northernmost Ha Giang province on September 8.

The scholarship awarding ceremony, jointly held by the National Fund for Vietnamese Children (NFVC) and the provincial People’s Committee, was part of the scholarship programme “Cung em den truong” (Together go to school).

It was first organised in Ha Giang province three years ago.

In her remarks at the event, the Vice President, who is also Chairwoman of the NFVC, thanked the sponsors for supporting the NFVC and its scholarship programme while hoping for the programme’s continuation in the following years to encourage disadvantaged children in their studies.

Childcare is a priority in the strategy of the State and Party to develop capable human resources for the country’s industrialisation and modernisation, Doan said.

She asked the provincial authorities to pay attention to childcare and children protection and effectively implement State policies on children to help them have better quality of life.-VNA