Vice President’s humanitarian activities in Quang Nam

Monday, 2020-06-01 21:43:48
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Vice President Dang Thi Ngoc Thinh (C) presents bicycles to disadvantaged students with outstanding academic performance in Dai Loc. (Photo: NDO/Tan Nguyen)
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NDO/VNA – Vice President Dang Thi Ngoc Thinh presented houses and gifts to policy beneficiaries and poor students in the central province of Quang Nam on June 1.

She granted a token of eight houses, each worth VND560 million (US$24,300), to poor households in Dai Loc District; 50 gifts to needy families, each valued at VND2 million; 20 bicycles to poor students with outstanding academic performance; and 60 gifts to children, each VND300,000.

At a humanitarian fair held by the Red Cross Society of Dai Loc District, Thinh offered 300 vouchers, each worth VND500,000, to local residents.

Via six humanitarian fairs, about 600 vouchers were given to poor families while chapters called on philanthropists to build 25 houses and many toilets, as well as support over 1,000 humanitarian centres.

On the same day, Vice President Thinh also visited students at the Kim Dong Primary School in Quang Nam’s Bac Tra My District and presented them with milk boxes as gifts.

Vice President Dang Thi Ngoc Thinh (R) presents free milk boxes to local students in Tra My Town, Bac Tra My District. (Photo: NDO/Tan Nguyen)

Taking place on the occasion of International Children’s Day, the visit marked the first milk boxes from the national School Milk Project reaching children in the province’s mountainous areas.

From June 1, more than 33,000 students in 575 kindergartens and primary schools across Quang Nam’s six mountainous districts of Bac Tra My, Nam Tra My, Dong Giang, Nam Giang, Tay Giang, and Phuoc Son will receive a free milk box every day at school.

Vice President Thinh, who is also Chair of the Council of the National Fund for Vietnamese Children, presented VND3 billion from the fund to Bac Tra My authorities to support the construction of boarding houses.

The School Milk Project, jointly funded by the Government, parents, and milk producer Vinamilk, aims to improve the nutritional status of preschool and primary children through daily milk supplies, cutting malnutrition, raising the stature and physical strength of Vietnamese children, and contributing to the development of future human resources.

The State and Vinamilk cover 53% of the cost, while families cover 47%. The project covers all costs for poor and ethnic minority children.