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Thua Thien-Hue (VNA) – The central province of Thua Thien-Hue on August 25 launched a project to support local orphans and poor children with assistance from an US organisation.

The project, worth about 722 million VND (31,046 USD), covers Huong Tra town, and Quang Dien, Phu Vang, A Luoi and Nam Dong districts.

The project aims to improve the quality of the living conditions of locals, contributing to developing education and health care services for poor people in benefited localities.

Major activities of the project include health care and education support to locals through mobile check-ups, Hepatitis vaccine shots and free orthopedic surgeries to children with disabilities, provision of scholarships for poor children and financial assistance for the organising of existing charity classes.

The project will also help locals in production by giving locals breeding cows to residents in communes of A Luoi and Nam Dong districts.

Earlier, the US-based organisation The Compassion Flower also offered Thua Thien-Hue a non-refundable aid of 1.25 billion VND to support poor locals and students.

The project targets the enhancement of living conditions for locals by bettering health care services, and environment and education quality.

As many as 500 gifts were presented to needy families in Phu Loc, Nam Dong districts and Huong Thuy town. The organisation also built five wells to ensure fresh water to locals in Huong Thuy, Huong Tra towns and Phu Loc districts.

Along with 600 gift packages including as bicycles, uniforms, blankets and raincoats to local children and students in Hong Thuy commune of A Luoi district, the project also taught 80 adults in Phu Vang district to read and write, and granted 600 other scholarships to poor students with good academic performance in the 2018-2019 school year.

Within the project’s framework, 500 winter gift packages were sent to poor locals in A Dot commune of A Luoi district as well as some remote areas of the province. Four children facing extreme difficult conditions in Phu Dien commune, Phu Vang district, were sponsored, while 10 women in Huong Thuy town and Quang Dien district were supported with vocational training.

On August 24, in the Central Highlands province of Gia Lai, the province presented Nay Der scholarship, named after the creator of the first scripts of Jrai ethnic minority group, to over 500 students with high economic performance in the 2017-2018 school year.-VNA