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Gifts and scholarships sponsored by philanthropists reached disadvantaged communities in Soc Trang, Binh Dinh and Ho Chi Minh City on August 28, as a new school year quickly approaches.

In the southern province of Soc Trang, the Luong Dinh Cua fund run by the provincial Study Encouragement Association have granted 286 scholarships worth nearly 430 million VND (19,196 USD) to local high school students, many of them are from the Khmer ethnic group.

Meanwhile, almost 400 million VND (17,857 USD) worth of gifts and scholarships have brought joy to children from disadvantaged backgrounds in Quy Nhon city in central Binh Dinh province.

Representatives from NAHI Vietnam company have visited and gave scholarships, health insurances, tuition fees and new uniforms to 140 outstanding poor students in border areas in the southern province of Long An .-VNA