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Can Tho (VNA) – The Asia Foundation, on April 6, granted scholarships to 134 female students in the 12th grade, who are living in difficult circumstances but have good school performances, in Can Tho city and An Giang province in the Mekong Delta, to encourage them to continue their studies.

Filip Graovac, Deputy Country Representative of the foundation in Vietnam, said that the foundation’s objective is to promote the rights and development opportunities of girls in underprivileged areas in developing countries, to help them realise a better life through learning.

Over the past 11 years, the foundation has provided scholarships worth 2 million VND (90 USD) each for thousands of female students, he added.

At the granting ceremony in Can Tho, students were offered career guidance as they prepare for the university entrance exam.

Can Tho and An Giang are currently home to 50,000 female students who are facing a risk of leaving school.-VNA