The international cooperation programme “For a bright future” has raised a total of 450 million VND (21,428 USD) to support disadvantaged children in the central province of Phu Yen.

The one-year programme was launched last May by the provincial Department of Education and Training and the Netherlands-Vietnam Health Committee, a Dutch non-governmental organisation.

The money will be used to build a vocational training workshop and a showroom, displaying products made by local disadvantaged students at Phu Yen’s Centre for Rehabilitation Training in a bid to integrate them into the community after graduation.

Meanwhile, in the southern province of Tay Ninh, Prudential Vietnam and Vietnamnet newspaper awarded 100 gifts, each worth 500,000 VND (23,8 USD) to Agent Orange victims in Trang Bang, Go Dau, Hoa Thanh districts and Tay Ninh city.

Prudential Vietnam’s Business Development Director Tran Huu Tuan Phuc said the company has donated more than 1 billion VND since 2011 to help AO victims in the province overcome their daily hardships.

Tay Ninh is home to 9,064 people affected by Agent Orange/dioxin, with many living in poverty and struggling to make a living.-VNA