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Vừ A Dính Scholarship Fund continues supporting ethnic girls

Update: July, 19/2018 - 17:00
Girls study at a school in mountainous area. The HCM Communist Youth Union’s Vừ A Dính Scholarship Fund, in cooperation with Vinacapital Group, has launched the second phase of Mở đường đến tương lai (Opening Paths to The Future) by providing scholarships to 50 ethnic minority girls from 36 provinces nationwide. — VNS Photo Công Thành
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ĐÀ NẴNG — The HCM Communist Youth Union’s Vừ A Dính Scholarship Fund, in cooperation with Vinacapital Group, has launched the second phase of Mở đường đến tương lai (Opening Paths to The Future) by providing scholarships to 50 ethnic minority girls from 36 provinces nationwide.

At the launching ceremony, which took place in the central city of Đà Nẵng on July 19, organisers said they aim to support ethnic girls to complete their high school and college educations over seven years from 2017-24.

As planned, the fund will finance each girl with VNĐ230 million (US$10,000) for her education costs over seven years.

In the first phase from 2010-16, 50 ethnic girls were also awarded scholarships for a seven-year education course, and 98 per cent of those had completed their college courses, while 87 per cent had been employed after graduation.

The Fund was established in 1999 on the initiative of the Tiền Phong (Young Pioneers) newspaper. In 19 years, the fund has awarded more than 80,000 scholarships to well-educated and well-trained ethnic minority students. Domestic and foreign donors have contributed nearly VNĐ29 billions ($1.3 million) to the fund in supporting poor people and students as well as social assistant programmes. — VNS

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