20/07/2015 15:36 GMT+7 Email Print Like 0

Vietnamese in Singapore donate to fund for needy children

Singapore, July 20 (VNA) – Crowds of Vietnamese people in Singapore gathered at a fund-raising gala dinner to donate to the Orchid Scholarship Fund reserved for outstanding Vietnamese children in need.

Prominent attendees included Vietnamese Ambassador to Singapore Nguyen Tien Minh and well-known Vietnamese scholars in the island country, such as Professor Ngo Vinh Long and Associate Professor Vu Minh Khuong.

This year, the fund aims to raise 11,000 SGD (around 8,000 USD) from selling paintings and received donations during the event.

The proceeds will cover 60 scholarships for disadvantaged pupils at high schools in Ho Chi Minh City.

President of the Fund Luu Quang Hung expressed his hope that the fund will help convey the support of the Vietnamese community in Singapore to the impoverished at home.

The Singapore-based Orchid Scholarship Fund was established in 2012 by a group of young Vietnamese intellectuals.

Last year, the fund presented 47 scholarships to students from four high schools in Vietnam, and sponsored a documentary project, praising their beneficiaries’ outstanding efforts to overcome difficulties.

The fund has worked with the PDG Trust Fund to support Vietnamese students at home. It has also conducted a number of consultation programmes on overseas studies and established a network connecting its beneficiaries.
VNA/VNP