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Scholarships presented to students in northern mountainous provinces

Disadvantaged students in 10 northern mountainous localities received “Vietnamese Seeds Fund” scholarships from Nhan dan (People’s) Newspaper on September 19.

Some 1,000 scholarships worth 3 million VND each were handed to outstanding students during a ceremony held in Dien Bien Phu city of the northern province of Dien Bien.

They are students from the provinces of Tuyen Quang, Yen Bai, Cao Bang, Bac Kan, Lang Son, Lao Cai, Ha Giang, Lai Chau, Son La and Dien Bien.

The scholarships aim to ease difficulties of students in mountainous regions and support their studies.

Transport challenges and modest economic growth have caused various obstacles for education in these provinces. In addition, the areas are hit by floods and landslides each year, affecting people’s livelihoods and the education sector.

Prior to the start of the 2018-2019 academic year, various schools in Son La, Dien Bien and Lai Chau suffered great losses due to heavy rains and flooding.

Established in 2012, the “Vietnamese Seeds Fund” of Nhan dan newspaper aims to step up the campaign for building a learning society, which involves improving the quality of learning at schools nationwide.