Vice State President Nguyen Thi Doan presents scholarships to underprivileged children in the Mekong Delta province of Hau Giang. (Source: VNA)

Vice State President Nguyen Thi Doan awarded “Accompanying children to school” scholarships to 130 underprivileged children in the Mekong Delta province of Hau Giang on September 14.

The Vice President praised the province for their efforts to help underprivileged children go to school and asked the province to continue informing the Vietnam Children Fund of extraordinary cases in need of additional support.

The “Accompanying children to school” fund has awarded scholarships to 260 underprivileged children with excellent academic achievements in Hau Giang and Soc Trang provinces for the 2015-2016 school year.

Since 2012, the fund, launched by Vice President Doan, has presented scholarships to 9,120 children worth a combined 26 billion VND (1.18 million USD).

Since 1993, the Vietnam’s Children Fund has granted 35,000 scholarships to underprivileged children.-VNA