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"It is our great pleasure to give gifts to the students who have been studying well their difficult background, and wish to motivate them to reach even higher in their studies and contribute to society," said Le Trong Minh, editor-in-chief of Vietnam Investment Review newspaper at the ceremony to donate scholarships from the newspaper's Swing for the Kids Foundation to needy pupils and students with the best academic results in Phu Yen province in Vietnam's south-central coast.
The ceremony took place in late December 2020 at Phu Yen Department of Planning and Investment with the attendance of Le Tan Ho, Deputy Chairman of Phu Yen People’s Committee; representatives from the provincial departments of Planning and Investment, Education and Training, as well as from different districts, schools, and the scholarship recipients.
|Swing for the Kids presented scholarships to 200 needy pupils and students with the best academic records in Phu Yen province|
VIR's top leader said that despite a very challenging 2020 due to the emergence of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, continuous floods and storms, these best-performing students have made great efforts and post encouraging results in their study which were appreciated by the schools, leaders of districts, departments, and the society.
“We expect these achievements to be maintained and further multiplied in subsequent years. The scholarship-winning students would help spread the bright example in their studies and later grow into good citizens for the society,” said Le Trong Minh.
Le Tan Ho, Deputy Chairman of Phu Yen People’s Committee, thanked VIR for accompanying Phu Yen’s development for the past years. Scholarship donation is just one of the meaningful activities of VIR in the province.
|Le Tan Ho, Deputy Chairman of Phu Yen People’s Committee, appreciates VIR’s meaningful activities in Phu Yen province|
“For a needy province, learning is essential to escape poverty. One of the criteria in the new rural development is to be recognised a new style of countryside is having standardised schools. Phu Yen, therefore, has been paying due heed to education activities in the locality,” said Ho.
The scholarships from the Swing for the Kids Foundation were donated to 200 needy pupils and students with the best academic records in the four districts of Song Hinh, Dong Xuan, Tuy An, and Son Hoa with a total value of VND100 million ($4,350) plus 2,000 notebooks.
Additionally, 10 sets of computers valued at VND70 million ($3,040) were donated to Ton Duc Thang School in Song Hinh district serving teaching and learning activities.
|Needy, yet high-achieving students in Dong Xuan commune, a mountainous district in Phu Yen, receiving the scholarships|
In the past couple of years, VIR, the press agency of Vietnam’s Ministry of Planning and Investment, has donated scholarships to hundreds of needy pupils and students in Phu Yen province.
The Swing for the Kids Fund provides a source of inspiration, motivating the kids to reach higher academically and grow into good citizens for their families and the society, playing a hand to build an increasingly affluent Phu Yen.
Debuting in 2007, in the past 14 years, the Swing for Kids Foundation brought more than 16,000 scholarships to needy pupils and students with stellar academic results, bringing computers to classrooms, as well as supporting repairs and upgrading learning facilities in 40 cities and provinces nationwide.