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Hanoi (VNA) – As many as 1,000 scholarships and 3,000 gifts will be presented to poor children in areas with extreme natural conditions or suffered from natural disaster and flood of seven central localities.

The scholarships, part of the “Lighting Dreams” programme 2018, will be handed over to the children in Quang Tri, Thua Thien-Hue, Binh Dinh, Quang Nam, Binh Phuoc and Phu Yen within August, according to the Vietnam Association for Protection Children’s Rights.

The programme will call for donors to support for the construction of about 10 houses for poor families whose children are at school age.

On September 22, the programme will take place in Da Nang city where more than 300 children will benefit.

An exchange among children with disabilities who manage to overcome difficulties and record good academic performance and integrate into the society will be held, during which the organising board will present the scholarships and gifts.

The “Lighting Dreams” 2018 progamme will be implemented on the occasion of the Mid-Autumn Festival, a special occasion for children, and the opening of the 2018-19 school year, contributing to ease difficulties for poor children and help them continue pursuing the academic programme, while bringing them a happy and joyful festival.

The programme is also a chance to support disadvantaged children and give them a helping hand, thus supporting them to turn their dreams into reality. Donors with great contributions to the programme and activities of the Vietnam Association for Protection Children’s Rights will be honoured.-VNA