YEN BAI – (VNS) The northern mountainous province of Yen Bai helped children whose parents died in the landslide in La Pan Tan to resume their study after the disaster.
According to Giang A Tong, the provincial Mu Cang Chai district People's Committee head, at least 17 people were killed in a landslide last week while heading to a tin mine in La Pan Tan Commune.
He said that after 16 students lost their parents in the accident, most of them dropped out of school for days. Tong said his district would try its best to help ensure those children did not miss out on their education due to the disaster.
Tong said his district had listed the children whose parents died in the landslide and requested the local Department of Labour, War Invalids and Social Affairs for consideration to provide social protection policies for those children.
The district planned to spend donations from individuals and organisations to provide the children with savings accounts to ensure they would have a stable financial future.
Teacher Nguyen Thi Hien, Rector of La Pan Tan Elementary School, said her school would support those children with free books and other school supplies for the whole school year, while Pham Quang, Rector of La Pan Tan Junior High School said his school would provide free board, books and clothes to 6 children of victims. – VNS