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Can Tho (VNA) – Scholarships were presented to 202 standout first-year students in Mekong delta localities who have been living in difficult circumstances.

A ceremony to present the scholarships was held in the Mekong delta city of Can Tho on October 9, by Ho Chi Minh City-based Tuoi Tre (Youth) newspaper and the 11 provinces and cities in the region.

Each scholarship is worth seven million VND, sourced from the sponsors of a golf tournament, organised by Tuoi Tre newspaper and other partners to raise funds for students in underprivileged living conditions.

Vo Van Kiet from Soc Trang province is an example. Though he lost both hands in a traffic accident, he mastered using his feet and became a software student in Can Tho university in 2016.

In 2016, Tuoi Tre newspaper coordinated with 63 provinces and cities nationwide to award scholarships worth over 10 billion VND to over 1,400 students with disadvantaged living conditions.

Between 1988 and 2015, the newspaper handed out 44,500 scholarships.

The Mekong delta region consists of Long An, Vinh Long, Can Tho, Soc Trang, Tra Vinh, Bac Lieu, Ca Mau, Kien Giang, An Giang, Hau Giang and Dong Thap.-VNA