The second phase of the drive “For beloved Truong Sa students” kicked off in Ho Chi Minh City on August 30.

Co-organised by the Vu A Dinh scholarship fund, Phap luat (Law) newspaper and HCM City Television, the campaign aims to raise 12 billion VND (564,000 USD) to build a school on Sinh Ton Island in Truong Sa island district, the central province of Khanh Hoa.

Books and teaching equipment can also be donated to the school.

The school is scheduled to be inaugurated in April 2014 on the occasion of the 39th anniversary of the national reunification and the international May Day. It will consist of five classrooms, two residing rooms for teachers, a training room, a library, and a playground.

Six months after its launch, the first-phase of the drive also raised 12 billion USD to build a school on Truong Sa Lon Island, Khanh Hoa province.

It was put into use on April 21, 2013.-VNA