Disadvantaged students get support with internet connections hinh anh 1Disadvantaged students get free smartphones and 4G Mobifone SIM cards to help them learn from home during the COVID-19 pandemic. (Photo: VNA)

Hanoi (VNA) – In response to the “Telecommunications services and computers for children” programme launched by the Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh, Vietnam Internet Network Information Centre (VNNIC) have presented gifts including smartphones and 4G Mobifone SIM cards for disadvantaged students at Dich Vong Secondary School in Hanoi’s Cau Giay district.

VNNIC has teamed up with internet service provider, Mobifone, to give 4G sim cards with a free package for three months, ensuring internet coverage to serve online studying for the students.

The centre has also developed VNNIC Internet Academy platform with a desire to transmit basic knowledge, in line with the digital skills of each audience in the online environment, including children, the elderly, and even adults. The use of the platform is expected to contribute to creating healthy online habits to study and explore the internet safely and effectively.

The VNNIC will continue to donate computers and smartphones to needy students at primary and secondary schools in Hanoi, Da Nang and Ho Chi Minh City from now until the end of September.

Data from the Ministry of Education and Training showed that over 1.5 million students across the country lacked facilities for study online. It does not only creates difficulties for teaching and learning in many provinces and cities in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic but also limits children's ability to access knowledge, creativity, and development in cyberspace./.