During the first days of 2021, representatives of Vietnam Investment Review and kind-hearted sponsors of its Swing for the Kids Fund have gone on a trip to grant 200 scholarships, worth VND150 million ($6,500) to excellent students in financially challenging situations in Nghe An’s Nam Dan district and Ha Tinh’s Huong Son district.
|Representatives and sponsors of VIR’s Swing for the Kids Fund attended the trip to hand over the scholarships, including Tran Kim Nga from Vietnam Beverage Co., Ltd. and Nguyen Duc Quang from BRG Group |
Tran Kim Nga, CEO of Vietnam Beverage Co., Ltd. said, “This is the first time I’m partaking in this meaningful event. It filled me with joy to see the bright faces of the students when they were granted the scholarships. Though their financial value is not very high, I believe that these scholarships can encourage them for their future learning and work.”
VIR’s Editor-in-chief, Le Trong Minh, emphasised that “this year’s programme is special, as many students and their families had to face the challenges imposed by the pandemic.”
|VIR’s editor-in-chief Le Trong Minh |
Speaking at the event, Minh also expressed his hopes that “these small gifts will help to step-by-step reduce the negative impact of the children’s difficult circumstances and motivate them to strive for a better future.”
Over the past 14 years, the prestigious VIR’s golf tournament Swing for the Kids gathered more than VND17.5 billion ($760,000) to provide over 16,000 scholarships to disadvantaged students, build IT classrooms with new computers, and upgrade numerous schools in over 40 cities and provinces across the country. As a much-anticipated charity sports activity organised every spring, the tournament brings further opportunities and hope for the future for Vietnamese students.
Towards the end of the event, Minh said, “I sincerely thank the local authorities for helping us to organise the ceremony and supporting our efforts to contribute to a healthy and cheerful youth for the children. We hope that in the coming years, we will further be able to support the community with the help of our kind-hearted sponsors.”