A ceremony was held in Hanoi on May 27 to recognise the academic achievements of outstanding students from disadvantaged backgrounds.

Co-hosted by the National Fund for Vietnamese Children (NFVC) in collaboration with the Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs, the event honoured 55 disadvantages students from 11 provinces and cities nationwide for their academic excellent in the past school year.

Addressing the event, Deputy Minister Dao Hong Lan said the Government has implemented several policies that support children and young adults in their development, such as healthcare, education and child protection laws.

During the ceremony a number of musical and arts performances were held.

The honoured students were awarded gifts and scholarships to help them continue their education despite their disadvantaged backgrounds.

The event was organized on the occasion of the International Children’s Day June 1.

Also on the occasion, a month of action for children entitled “Listening to children” will be launched across the country from now to June 1, with a focus on promoting laws and policy as well as actions on ensuring children’s right to participate.

Numerous activities are also planned for the action month such as presenting gifts and scholarships for disadvantaged children as well as inaugurating facilities for children.-VNA