Vietnamese in Australia look toward homeland’s sea, islands hinh anh 1Truong My Hoa speaks at the fundraising at the Consulate General of Vietnam in Sydney (Photo: VNA)

Sydney (VNA) Overseas Vietnamese (OVs) in Australia on October 27 raised 20,000 AUD for the Vu A Dinh Scholarship Fund and the “For beloved Hoang Sa-Truong Sa” Club.

The fundraising took place in a meeting between OVs, representatives of Vietnamese agencies in Australia and a visiting Vietnamese delegation led by former Vice President Truong My Hoa, who is head of both the fund and the club.

At the event, Hoa told OVs about difficulties faced by ethnic minority students in mountainous areas, fishermen and soldiers who are performing tasks in islands.

She also informed them about activities of the fund, which is exclusively set up for ethnic minority students, and the club, which aims to help children of soldiers and residents in coastal areas and islands.

The meeting helped OVs understand more about activities to help ethnic and island people, calling on them to join national efforts to protect the sea and island sovereignty and support the disadvantaged in the homeland, said Hoang Minh Son, Vietnam Consul General to Sydney.

Previously, the delegation visited the Vietnamese Embassy in Canberra and Vietnamese communities in Brisbane and Melbourne cities.-VNA