As the new school year quickly approaches, needy students across the nation have received domestic and international assistance towards their academic careers.

The international non-governmental organisation World Vision recently presented 42 bicycles each worth 1.5 million VND (69 USD) and 58 stationary and school uniform gifts to students from the Pako-Van Kieu ethnic minority group in central Quang Tri’s Dakrong mountainous district.

Achieving outstanding academic performance despite their disadvantaged backgrounds, students can now travel to and from their school faster with the help of their new bikes.

On the occasion, the Quang Tri Study Encouragement Association gifted more than 500 new clothes to children at Huong Hiep kindergartens.

Meanwhile, under a 1-billion-VND (46,083 USD) sponsorship from Prudential Vietnam, two new classrooms with private toilets, a school yard and safety fences have been built at a primary school in Hoang Phen commune, an impoverished locality in northern mountainous Lai Chau’s Phong Tho border district.-VNA