Border, poor residents in Long An, Dak Lak get support hinh anh 1Poor children in border and remote areas in Long An and Dak Lak received support during charitable events on June 10-11. (Photo: VNA)

Hanoi (VNA) – Poor children and families in border and remote areas in the Mekong Delta province of Long An and the Central Highlands province of Dak Lak received support during charitable events on June 10-11.

The southern representative office of Vietnam News Agency and the non-profit, non-governmental organisation Share Your Love offered free health check-ups and medicines to impoverished households and policy beneficiary families living in the border commune of My Quy Tay, Duc Hue district, Long An.

Ten scholarships and 200 gifts worth nearly 350 million VND were also presented to local children.

My Quy Tay commune, sharing border with Cambodia, is home to about 2,755 households, including 483 poor and 132 policy beneficiary ones.

Meanwhile, on June 11, Dak Lak province partnered with the Ministry of Labour, Invalids, Social Affairs, the Vietnam Bank for Social Policy and the VTV24 News Centre to organise the programme “Cap La Yeu Thuong” (A pair of leaves for love), providing support for 66 children with difficulties, most of whom are from remote areas or ethnic minority groups.

Each will receive 400,000 VND in monthly allowance from sponsors.

Some orphans were adopted at the event.-VNA