At present, Mon Son Secondary School has 72 students who are Dan Lai ethnic people. Seeing that many students live far from school, local government and functional agencies have built a dormitory for students and give them a meal allowance of VND 18,000 per day each. Reportedly, most of them are from poor families. Therefore, they have encountered many difficulties when living in the dormitory. Some even want to drop out of school.

At the ceremony to launch the model “Supporting students living in dormitories in border areas”

Knowing this situation, Mon Son Border Station have actively built a model entitled “Supporting students living in dormitories in border areas” to help needy Dan Lai students.

In detail, the unit has mobilized its troops to manage the dorm, monitor and maintain discipline and assist students in their study and living. Meanwhile, troops worked with the school administrator to help students review lessons, improve their social skills and self-reliant methods of living, as well as plant and take care of the vegetable garden. They have organized sports, cultural and artistic activities and conducted law dissemination and education activities among students in the dorm, and more.

Also, Mon Son Border Station has honored outstanding students with excellent academic and training results to motivate them during their studies.

La Van An, a student from class 7A2 (Co Phat village, Mon Son commune), shared that due to difficulties, he was adopted by troops of Mon Son Border Station in September 2019, adding that he would further try his best in study, overcome hardships and become a good citizen of the country.

According to Chairman of the Mon Son commune People’s Committee Luong Van Hoa, the launching of the “Supporting students living in dormitories in border areas” contributed to helping Dan Lai students have a better living and study environment, tightening the solidarity between border guards and local people, and building a strong all-people border posture in border areas of Nghe An province.

Translated by Quynh Oanh