The Pacific Links Foundation, a non-governmental organisation of the US, on Aug. 4 handed over scholarships to 376 female students in the three Mekong Delta provinces of An Giang, Dong Thap and Kien Giang.

The scholarships are part of the An Giang-Dong Thap Alliance for the Prevention of Trafficking (ADAPT) programme run by the US organisation in the three provinces for a period of seven years.

ADAPT seeks to prevent the trafficking of young girls and women by enhancing their educational attainment and improving their vocational choices.

Since 2005, the organisation has granted nearly 3,740 scholarships to 779 female students at junior and senior high schools in the three localities./.