200 scholarships granted to unfortunate students in central region hinh anh 1Scholarships are presented to children in Phu Yen province (Photo: baophuyen.com.vn)

Phu Yen (VNA)Scholarships were presented to 200 less privileged children in central Phu Yen and Quang Ngai provinces on March 16 to help them continue their studies.

In Phu Yen’s Tuy Hoa city, Vice President Nguyen Thi Doan, who is Chairwoman of the National Fund for Vietnamese Children’s Sponsorship Council, presented 150 scholarships as part of the “Together with children to school” programme.

The beneficiaries were students from across the province who weathered their less fortunate backgrounds to study. Many of them are ethnics and orphans while some others suffer from disabilities.

Hoang Van Tien, Director of the National Fund for Vietnamese Children, said the “Together with children to school” programme, launched in 2012, has assisted over 10,000 underprivileged children with more than 40 billion VND (1.8 million USD).

This was the second time the programme had presented scholarships in Phu Yen, he added.

On this occasion, the National Fund also decided to support 10 local children with particularly disadvantaged backgrounds until they reach adulthood.

The same day, former Vice President Truong My Hoa, Chairwoman of the Vu A Dinh Scholarship Fund, granted scholarships for 50 students in Ly Son island district and 60 others in mountainous Minh Long and Ba To districts of Quang Ngai province.-VNA