HCM CITY (VNS)— The "For beloved Truong Sa students" programme yesterday launched a fund-raising campaign to build a new school for students on Sinh Ton Island in the Truong Sa (Spratly) Archipelago.
The programme - run by the Ho Chi Minh Communist Youth Union and HCM City Phap Luat (Law) newspaper — seeks to raise VND12 billion (US$571,000) to build a 380sq.m school with three classrooms, a library, a sports ground, and two rooms for teachers' boarding.
It is expected to be ready next April.
Last April a primary school on Truong Sa Lon Island, the first school in the archipelago, opened as part of the programme, former deputy president Truong My Hoa said.
The programme mobilised VND12 billion for it, with overseas Vietnamese donating VND2 billion, Hoa, president of the union's Vu A Dinh Scholarship Fund, which runs it, said.-VNS