EDUCATION Updated at 10:05:26 09/01/2019  (Views:  1881 )

Binh Thuan’s 2019 “Fostering students on their studying paths” kicked off

BTO – The fund-raising and scholarship-granting ceremony for the 2019 campaign “Fostering students on their studying paths” (Tiep buoc cho em den truong) officially took place on August 30th evening at the provincial Convention Center with the attendance of the provincial party leader Nguyen Manh Hung, Chairman of the provincial People’s committee Nguyen Ngoc Hai, leaders of the departments/agencies and bodies, contributors and studious students across the province.

The Fund-raising and scholarship-granting campaign, entitled “Fostering students on their studying paths”, has so far experienced its 6 year-existence as it attracts over VND 220 billion thanks to the great care of the local leaders, organizations, individuals and donors from inside and outside the province. Thanks to the campaign, more than 310,000 cases of needy students has overcome their adversities and keep on their studying paths.

This year’s campaign, in its 9 years, has received a total financial support of VND 5.5 billion and 200 bikes from 188 agencies, businesses and philanthropists.

Addressing the ceremony, Party leader Nguyen Manh Hung acknowledged the meaningful contribution of the province’s Party, local people and the community and the entrepreneurs in the cause of tackling difficulties and boosting the local socioeconomic development. The province still has over 23,600 poor households, accounting for 7.75 percent of the whole province’s population. Of those, their children are facing numerous difficulties with their studying paths.

As statistics, the school year 2018-2019, a total number of high-school students dropped out of school reached 0.5 percent (1,138 students). The reality makes us can’t help be in two minds, toss and turn, then do our best to take this issue into serious consideration. Therefore, the campaign is hoped to be more and more promoted so that it can support many more disadvantaged students.

Provincial Party leader expected the local organizations and individuals with great hearts will keep accompanying with the campaign, supporting the needy students. He urged  the executive committees of party hierarchies at all levels, the agencies, bodies, committees, unions to take full responsibilities for joining the campaign. On account for students, he asked them to respect and memorize the supports of the community, then to put all efforts to get the best results in studying and practising both academic and moral knowledge, becoming a helpful citizen of the homeland.

At the ceremony, the Steering committee of “Fostering students on their studying paths” campaign granted 85 scholarships to underpreviligded students. Otherwise, the People’s committee of Binh Thuan aslo awarded certificates of merit to organizations and individuals who donated at least VND50 million to the campaign.

Translated by My Thien (Source: Binh Thuan Online)

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