French non-governmental organisation Enfants du Vietnam has donated 116 scholarships worth a total of 87 million VND (nearly 4,000 USD) to poor students in the Mekong delta province of Vinh Long.

The provincial Study Encouragement Society handed over the scholarships to 116 local excellent students at a ceremony on March 9.

Accordingly, 29 primary school students received scholarships worth 600,000 VND (28 USD) each, while 44 junior high school students and 43 senior high school student were granted 800,000 VND and 1 million VND each, respectively.

The Enfants du Vietnam began providing help to poor students in Vinh Long province 16 years ago with more than 1,600 scholarships worth over 1.4 billion VND ( 65,800 USD).-VNA