As many as 290 scholarships worth almost 170 million VND (8,000 USD) were presented to outstanding ethnic pupils, children with disabilities and orphans in the Central Highlands province of Dak Lak on October 11.

The scholarships, donated by philanthropists and enterprises in and out of the province, are awarded every year by the provincial Fund for Children to encourage and help disadvantaged pupils overcome difficulties in studying.

The same day, the representative office of the Vietnam Agriculture Newspaper in Thai Nguyen province and VINGROUP presented 100 bicycles to poor children in the province’s two districts of Phu Luong and Phu Binh.

Another 400 bicycles, also under the programme “Go to school with you”, will be presented to disadvantaged children with good school performances in Vinh Long, Kien Giang, Thai Nguyen, Tuyen Quang and Yen Bai provinces.-VNA