Walk raises $500,000 for education

Update: August, 17/2015 - 08:04

HCM CITY (VNS) – A walk in HCM City raised about VND11 billion (US$500,000) for disadvantaged students.

Proceeds from the event, which gathered 6,000 participants, went to the Study Encouragement Fund started by Tuoi Tre (Youth) Newspaper. The walk was organised by the city's youth union and student association.

Some 27 scholarships were given out at the event. Participants also donated 5,000 notebooks to children in the city's outskirt districts. — VNS