Programme nurtures Vietnam-Cambodia friendship hinh anh 1Cambodian students and their sponsors at the event. (Photo: VNA)

HCM City (VNA) – A programme called “Nurturing seeds of friendship” has proved effective in supporting Cambodian students studying in Vietnam, both materially and spiritually.

The statement was made by Tran Tan Ngo, member of the Vietnam-Cambodia Friendship Association (VCFA) Central Committee, at an activity held in Ho Chi Minh City on January 11 to mark 40 years of the Vietnam-Cambodia traditional friendship.

Initiated by the VCFA in 2012, the “Nurturing seeds of friendship” programme have helped enhance the strong attachment between Cambodian students and their sponsors, Ngo said.

Since 2012, as many as 100 Cambodian students have received enthusiastic supports and sponsors from the programme.

Initiated as a model of individuals sponsoring students, now the programme has expanded with more types of sponsorship.

True to its name, the programme is step by step nurturing the seeds that make the relationship between Vietnam and Cambodia grow in depth with higher efficiency.

Speaking of the outcomes of the programme, Cambodian Consul General in Ho Chi Minh City Im Hen thanked the VCFA and sponsoring families for their care for Cambodian students.

He expressed his hope that the programme will receive the engagement of more sponsors to support more Cambodian students learning in Vietnam.

On this occasion, the VCFA granted certificates of merits to outstanding sponsors and Cambodian students for excellently fulfilling the programme’s activities.-VNA