|Nghe An Study Promotion Association presents awards to families and organisations which have given outstanding support to students. — Photo dantri.com
NGHE AN — The Nghe An Province's Study Promotion Association has supported 824,000 disadvantaged students over the last five years.
The association has granted scholarships worth VND161 billion to students from poor families who have achieved outstanding academic results, it said at a conference to review the activities of the 2010-15 period yesterday.
The association in the central province has attracted many local organisations and individuals to help its efforts by contributing VND214.6 billion (US$9.7 million) in funds.
Nghe An has 460,000 poor families that are trying to escape poverty by supporting their children in achieving outstanding academic merit.
The number of such families in 2010 was 359,000.
In the province, each clan has set up a study promotion centre that provides funds and encourages children's passion for study.
At the conference, Nghe An Province's People's Committee also presented awards to clans and social organisations that contributed to the study promotion movement. — VNS