|Dai Nai Primary and Secondary School were the recipients of 100 scholarships worth $2,130 |
The Charity Scholarship Award Ceremony was held by VIR in Ha Tinh and Nghe An provinces on May 18-19, and was part of the Party Committee of the Ministry of Planning and Investment's (MPI) annual working trip to Ho Chi Minh's hometown.
In Nghe An, 100 scholarships worth $4,250 were awarded to disadvantaged students in Nam Dan district and 50 scholarships were handed out in Hung Nguyen district. Also at the ceremony, Exness contributed $12,800 towards the renovation and enhancement of Hung Thai Nghia Secondary School.
In Ha Tinh city, Dai Nai Primary and Secondary School were the recipients of 100 scholarships worth $2,130. Additionally, Tien Phong Trading Construction Investment and Thaihoa Group extended a gift of $1,275 to Dai Nai People's Committee.
In Huong Khe of Ha Tinh province, VIR awarded 140 scholarships valued at $3,000 to underprivileged students, aiming to provide them with support and encouragement in their pursuit of education. Concurrently, 30 gifts from sponsors were presented to teachers facing similar hardships in Huong Khe district, with the aim of empowering them to excel in their teaching endeavours.
The scholarships were awarded through the Swing for the Kids charity golf tournament and were prioritised for individuals who exhibit a resolute spirit in overcoming adversity, attaining notable academic achievements, and upholding commendable moral values.
|VIR editor-in-chief Le Trong Minh speaking at the event |
Speaking at the ceremony, VIR editor-in-chief Le Trong Minh noted that over the course of several years, the scholarship committee has made multiple visits to Ha Tinh, with VIR taking great pride in its role in facilitating connections and disseminating encouragement to disadvantaged students in the province.
"This series of social activities are carried out in remembrance of President Ho Chi Minh. We are immensely gratified to integrate this programme with the annual charity initiative organised by VIR, which operates on the principle of supporting and sharing with students in challenging circumstances," Minh said.
Minh extended heartfelt congratulations to the students who, despite facing formidable challenges, displayed unwavering determination to surmount obstacles and attain commendable academic accomplishments.
"These students have embraced the teachings of Uncle Ho, embodying the principle of studying well and working well. We recognise that the value of these scholarships extends beyond mere material support; they serve as a source of genuine warmth, intended to inspire and propel students to persist in their pursuit of knowledge, and ultimately shape them into valuable contributors to our society and nation," Minh said.
Nguyen Truong Thi, a student from Dai Nai Secondary School, expressed gratitude on behalf of all students facing challenging circumstances in Dai Nai ward.
“The attention and encouragement received from sponsors and local authorities is a source of positive energy, motivating us to live with greater diligence, positivity, and a renewed commitment to achieving excellent academic results,” Thi said.
|Pham Manh Hien, Chairman of Dai Nai People's Committee |
Pham Manh Hien, Chairman of Dai Nai People's Committee, expressed his delight in the special care bestowed upon the students by the visiting delegation and sponsor representatives, coinciding with the celebratory atmosphere surrounding President Ho Chi Minh's birthday. Furthermore, he expressed his hope that the students will continue to excel.
“This is a remarkable source of encouragement for the local educational cause, enabling students to achieve even higher educational attainments, and ultimately contribute to the betterment of their homeland,” he noted.
Ngo Xuan Ninh, Chairman of Huong Khe People's Committee, highlighted the exceptional achievements of students in the region, with 10 students winning national prizes in the past three years, including one who received the first prize for national excellence. He acknowledged the gradual improvement in teaching and learning, which has garnered the interest of benefactors.
However, he also noted that Huong Khe, as a region prone to natural disasters, storms, and floods, still encounters various challenges, particularly in terms of infrastructure, as only 64 per cent of schools meet the required standards.
“It’s in our sincere hope that benefactors will continue to extend support to Huong Khe, enabling future generations to receive a superior education and fostering a brighter future for the children,” he said.
|Swing for the Kids has successfully raised over $745,000 |
Since its inception in 2007, the annual Swing for the Kids charity golf tournament, organised by VIR with the support of the Ministry of Planning and Investment and the Vietnam Study Promotion Fund, has established itself as a highly regarded and socially significant event, embodying principles of compassion and benevolence.
Over the course of 16 years, the tournament has successfully raised over $745,000. The funds have been utilised to provide more than 18,000 scholarships to underprivileged students, enabling them to surmount obstacles and pursue their educational endeavours.
Additionally, the contributions have been directed towards the enhancement and refurbishment of educational facilities in 40 cities and provinces nationwide, further uplifting the learning environment for countless students.