The "Vietnam's Heart" scholarship offered 10 scholarships to poor and gifted pupils in Hanoi.(Photo: VTV)

Hanoi  (VNA) – The Electricity of Vietnam Group (EVN) and Vietnam Television (VTV) launched a scholarship programme in Hanoi on August 18.

Entitled “Vietnam’s Hope”, the initiative aims to encourage high school pupils in mountainous and remote areas in the country to pursue their education goals.

Accordingly, 500 scholarship packages worth 1.5 billion VND (66,670 USD) will be offered to impoverished pupils who have outstanding academic performance in 36 cities and provinces nationwide in the 2016-2017 school year.

Of which, 300 will be presented to the needy in the northern province of Lai Chau, the central provinces of Binh Thuan, Ninh Thuan, Quang Nam, Quang Binh, Binh Dinh and the southern province of Soc Trang from August 23 to December 2016.

Alongside this, the EVN and VTV’s “Tam long Viet” (Vietnam’s heart) Foundation have called on individuals and organisations to join hands to support the programme.

On the occasion, the programme also offered 10 scholarships to poor and gifted pupils in Hanoi.

In the past time, the EVN has always attached importance to implementing social welfare activities, contributing to improving the people’s material and spiritual lives.

In 2015, the group invested nearly 600 billion VND in supplying electricity for 7,200 households in island communes and spent 80 billion VND on social security activities.-VNA