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Over VND1 billion for Mid-Autumn Festival

The National Fund for Vietnamese Children (NFVC) said it has planned to spend over VND1 billion (US$ 44,480) for the Mid-Autunm festival and gifts for 3,340 disadvantaged children.

At the boarding school for ethnic minority students in the central highlands province of Dak Nong, on September 24, a Mid-Autumn festival was organized. The Fund gave 100 scholarships worth VND100 million (US$ 4,448) to needy students who excel in studying. In addition, gifts worth VND2 million was offered to students. 

On the same day, at the sport center in Hoai Duc District in Hanoi, the fund also gave 100 scholarships  worth VND 2 million each to students from meager-income families but study well.

On September 25, in the northern province of Thai Binh, the fund and the province People’s Committee will organize a ceremony to give scholarships to 150 disadvantaged children who overcome their daily difficulties to study well. Total scholarships are worth VND300 million (US$13,344).

Representatives from NFVC and People’s Committee in the central highlands province of Lam Dong on September 25 will also offer scholarships, dairy products, gifts and free treatment to children in Da Lat Town and Dam Rong District. The fund has planned to allocate VND500 million (US$ 22,240) for the event in Lam Dong.

On the occasion, NFVC and sponsors will give 100 scholarships worth VND 1 million each to poor children  and 3,300 gifts to children in Da Lat Town and Dam Rong District. Voluntary doctors from hospitals in Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City and local units will provide free treatment and medication to 600 kids in communes Da Tong, Da M’Rong, Da Long of Dam Rong District.

Before, the fund gave VND10 million in cash and gifts totaled VND11 million to its two sub-departments in the northern province of Lao Cai  and Lai Chau respectively to organize a Mid-Autumn festival for disadvantaged children.

By PHAN THAO – translated by Uyen Phuong

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