A performance act at the gala night (Photo: VNA)

Singapore (VNA) – Dong Hanh Foundation in Singapore hosted a gala night in Singapore on April 21 to raise funds for disadvantaged Vietnamese students in the home country.

As many as 10,350 SGD donated at the event will be used as scholarships, worth 4 million VND (175 USD) each, which will be granted to needy students at the University of Economics and Law in Ho Chi Minh City and University of Engineering and Technology under the Vietnam National University, Hanoi, in 2018. 

Speaking at the gala, Dinh Hoang Linh, Minister-Counsellor at the Vietnamese Embassy in Singapore, said the embassy supports the development of the foundation, which he considered a source of encouragement for needy Vietnamese students and demonstration of overseas Vietnamese’s assistance to fellow countrymen.

Nguyen Duy Anh, President of the Dong Hang Foundation in Singapore, said the organisation not only offers financial aid but also helps students open English clubs and other clubs to overcome difficulties and learn from each other.

He unveiled the fund’s goals for 2018, which included offering scholarships for students of one more Vietnamese university, besides providing 40 scholarships for Vietnamese students annually, and connecting with English centres in Vietnam for their scholarships.

The Dong Hanh Foundation in Singapore has been granting scholarships to needy students since 2014, with 146 scholarships worth 28,000 SGD (21,271 USD) in total.

In 2017 alone, the foundation granted 42 scholarships for poor students at the University of Economics and Law in Ho Chi Minh City and the University of Engineering and Technology in Hanoi.-VNA