Scholarships presented to poor students in Binh Duong hinh anh 1At the ceremony in Binh Duong (Photo: VNA)
Hanoi (VNA) – The Republic of Korea General Consulate in Ho Chi Minh City and the Korean Business Association in the southern province of Binh Duong presented 219 scholarships worth over 700 million VND (30,400 USD) to poor students with outstanding academic performance on October 7.

Of this, 135 scholarships were for high school students, each with a value of 4 million VND and the remaining for secondary school students, each 2 million VND.

On the occasion, the association offered an aid of over 1 billion VND to 13 poor households to build houses.

Vice Chairman of the provincial People’s Committee Dang Minh Hung said units have provided scholarships, built houses and presented gifts to local residents worth over 6 billion VND over the past six years.

The RoK has so far been the fourth largest investor in Binh Duong with 737 projects worth 3.19 billion USD, contributing greatly to the local socio-economic development.

In another event, the Association for the Support of Vietnamese Handicapped and Orphans (ASVHO) and its northern Cao Bang chapter recently presented wheelchairs to 22 people living with disabilities in the locality.

ASVHO Vice Chairwoman Ha Thi Lien said the association has presented more than 40,000 wheelchairs to the disabled from the central province of Quang Tri to northern localities.

The programme was co-organised by the US’s Free Wheelchair Mission, the US’s Giving it Back to Kids organisation, and the Humanitarian Services for Children of Vietnam./.