Vice President Dang Thi Ngoc Thinh, together with representatives of the “Stand Tall Vietnam” Milk Fund, handed over milk, scholarships, and gifts to 100 children whose parents are soldiers working to protect the country’s sea and island sovereignty. (Source: plo.vn)

Binh Dinh (VNA) – Vice President Dang Thi Ngoc Thinh on August 22 presented scholarships and gifts to needy children and households in the central province of Binh Dinh.

The official, together with representatives of the “Stand Tall Vietnam” Milk Fund, handed over milk, scholarships, and gifts to 100 children whose parents are soldiers working to protect the country’s sea and island sovereignty.

She also gave 50 gifts to social policy beneficiaries in Binh Dinh province on the day.

On this occasion, representatives from the National Fund for Vietnamese Children; the Ministry of Labour, Invalids, and Social Affairs; Vietnam Dairy Products JSC (Vinamilk); and the “Stand Tall Vietnam” Milk Fund presented 64,000 glasses of milk to primary school students in Phuoc Thang commune, Tuy Phuoc district.

These students also received free medical check-ups by doctors from Vinamilk’s Nutrition Counselling Centre.

Since 2008, the “Stand Tall Vietnam” Milk Fund has given 33 million glasses of milk, worth nearly 140 billion VND (6 million USD), to primary school students. This year, the fund is expected to buy over 1.5 million glasses of milk, valued at 10 billion VND (432,220 USD), to children in 23 cities and provinces.

The same day, President Thinh handed over 2 billion VND (86,443 USD) to 40 needy families in Hoai Nhon, Phu My, Phu Cat, and Hoai An districts in order to help them build houses. The funding comes from Hung Thinh Corporation based in Ho Chi Minh City. –VNA