On Mar. 15 the Hong Kong & Shanghai Banking Corporation (HSBC) donated 60,000 USD to the non-governmental organisation, Children of Vietnam, in Da Nang City.

The money will be used to support an ongoing project on taking care of disabled children under the age of 16 in Cam Le district.

Almost 150 disabled children will receive support over the next three years.

The project will also improve the quality of local public services.

Since 2000, HSBC has donated 3.5 million USD to 72 charitable organisations across the world, including Children of Vietnam.

Later the same day in Thai Nguyen City , the Vu A Dinh Scholaship Fund also announced 305 scholarships for ethnic minority pupils and students from the northern provinces of Thai Nguyen, Cao Bang, Bac Kan , Lang Son, Tuyen Quang, Bac Giang and Quang Ninh.

This is to mark the foundation of the Fund (March 15), the Ho Chi Minh Communist Youth Union (March 26) and also to acknowledge the 10 th National Congress of Vietnam’s Youth Union.

The Fund will provide 3,000 scholarships for ethnic minority pupils.

Since its inception, the fund has given 50,000 scholarships in total.-VNA