Vice President presents gifts, scholarships to needy children hinh anh 1​Illustrative image. (Photo: VNA)

Thua Thien-Hue (VNA) – Vice President Dang Thi Ngoc Thinh on September 27 presented scholarships and gifts to 100 disadvantaged children in central Thua Thien-Hue province to help them enjoy the upcoming Mid-Autumn Festival.

Thirty children living in SOS Children’s Village Hue and 70 others from poor families in Phu Vang district received the scholarships and gifts each worth 1.5 million VND in recognition of their excellent academic results.

Thinh, who is also President of the Council of the National Fund for Vietnamese Children (NFVC), spoke highly of the achievements of the SOS Children’s Village Hue over the past 17 years.

She praised the village’s 13 teachers and staff members for their efforts to overcome many difficulties to take care of the disadvantaged children and hoped that they will keep up their jobs in the future.

The NFVC took the occasion to hand over 30 million VND to the village as an encouragement to the teachers and staff.

The SOS Children’s Village Hue is home to 71 children, including infants. Up to 71 percent of students in the village achieved good academic results in the 2016-2017 school year.-VNA