Scholarships help girls in need attend school hinh anh 1Illustrative image (Source: VNA)
Nguyen Thi Dinh scholarships have encouraged 200 girls from disadvantaged backgrounds in the Mekong Delta province of Ben Tre to pursue their education.

The scholarships, valued at 212 million VND (9,426 USD), were presented to female students from elementary to high schools on October 1, including 27 outstanding academic individuals.

Huynh Thi Sang, Deputy Head of the provincial Women’s Union, said the education initiative has helped students in need maintain their studies and keep up their good work ethic for many years.

According to Ingrid Sperling from Kinderhilfe Hyvong Vietnam EV– the German non-governmental organisation behind the scholarships, an additional 200 similar grants are set to reach Ben Tre students in 2016.

More than 3,500 girl students in the locality have benefited from Nguyen Thi Dinh funding since 1996.-VNA