Former Vice President Truong My Hoa, Chairwoman of the Vu A Dinh Scholarship Fund poses with students (Photo: VNA)

Phu Yen (VNA) – The Vu A Dinh Scholarship Fund on November 27 held a ceremony to present scholarships to students of ethnic groups and children of naval soldiers and fishermen in the central coastal province of Phu Yen who were severely affected by storm Damrey.

Accordingly, each of a total of 140 students received a gift set and a scholarship totalling 1 million VND (44 USD).

Addressing the ceremony, former Vice President Truong My Hoa, who is Chairwoman of the Fund, expressed her sympathy to the students over losses due to the storm.

She noted that over the years, the Vu A Dinh Scholarship Fund and the “For beloved Hoang Sa-Truong Sa” Club established by the fund have presented thousands of grants to students nationwide, especially those of ethnic groups and from islands.

More support of the fund will come to students in Binh Dinh, Quang Nam and Quang Ngai provinces in the coming time, Hoa added.

Damrey, the 12th storm in the East Sea this year, made landfall in Vietnam on November 4 with winds of up to 135 km/hour, 50 km south of Nha Trang (Khanh Hoa province), and became one of the worst storms to strike Vietnam’s south central region in years.

The typhoon and subsequent floods claimed 89 lives and left 18 missing and 174 others injured in central and Central Highlands localities as of November 7.-VNA