As many as 80 students from disadvantaged background in the Central Highlands province of Kon Tum received scholarships from the Vu A Dinh Scholarship Fund on March 23.

Of the scholarships, 35 gifts, each worth 800,000 VND (38.1 USD) were sent to primary students and the remaining, each worth 1,000,000 VND (47.6 USD) were sent to secondary students.

Fifty gifts, each worth 500,000 VND (23.81 USD), were also given to 50 disadvantaged women in Kon Plong district.

Another 50 gifts were awarded to poor women in Kon Tum city.

At the awards ceremony, Former State Vice President and Chairwoman of the Vu A Dinh Scholarship Fund Truong My Hoa lauded the efforts of local women and children and expressed her hope that they will promote self-reliance to develop the economy and tackle difficulties.

Established in 1999, the fund has aided in the construction of eight schools, 10 bridges and 35 houses for the poor. It also raised money for two elementary schools on Truong Sa Lon and Sinh Ton islands in the central province of Khanh Hoa.-VNA