Vice President Nguyen Thi Doan, Chairwoman of the Vietnam Children Support Fund Council, on July 12 presented scholarships within the programme “Together with children to school” to needy students in Thua Thien-Hue province.

The scholarships, aimed to encourage students to overcome their difficulties go to school, were launched in September 2012 and are being implemented in 47 provinces and cities nationwide.

Nearly 6,400 children who are in difficult circumstances, from ethnic minority groups, or orphans have received scholarships worth more than 18 billion VND (nearly 850,000 USD) under the programme.

Established 22 years ago, the Vietnam Children Support Fund has mobilised over 4 trillion VND and assisted more than 28 million disadvantaged children.

On this occasion, the fund presented 110 scholarships worth 3 million VND each to needy children, encouraging them to continue their study.

The same day, the Vice President visited and presented relief to 30 families of war invalids and martyrs and Vietnamese heroic mothers in Phu Vang district.-VNA