Vu A Dinh scholarship fund mobilises support in RoK hinh anh 1Former Vice President Truong My Hoa introduces the Vu A Dinh scholarship fund at a meeting with the Vietnamese organisations in the Republic of Korea. (Photo: VNA)

Seoul (VNA)
– The Vu A Dinh scholarship fund, established in 1999, aims to support ethnic minority students from poor families who achieve outstanding academic performances, said former State Vice President and Chairwoman of the fund Truong My Hoa.

At a meeting with representatives from the Vietnamese community in the Republic of Korea (RoK) on March 10 to mobilise support for the fund, Hoa noted that academic investment for children is crucial, particularly those from ethnic minority groups.

Some 5,000 scholarships are presented to the needy every year, helping them overcome difficulties and contribute to society, she added.

At the event, Vietnamese Ambassador to the RoK Nguyen Vu Tu underlined the sound relations between Vietnam and the RoK in the past 25 years, particularly cooperation in education and people-to-people exchange.

He said that there are 50,000 Vietnamese students studying in the East Asian nation and the figure is expected to rise.

Meanwhile, representatives from the Vietnamese organisations in the RoK introduced their activities to support the needy in the homeland and vowed to support the impoverished students.-VNA