Former Vice State President and Chairwoman of the Vu A Dinh Scholarship Fund Truong My Hoa chaired the meeting.

The fund and club will co-organize an art exchange program themed "Spring journey from the forest to the sea" on January 8 at the Ho Chi Minh City Television Theater. The event will be broadcast live on HTV9 Channel, Ho Chi Minh City Television.

At the signing ceremony

The program aims to review the fund’s and club’s task implementation over the past year, and award groups and individuals who have made remarkable contribution to the operation of these two organizations. Meanwhile, the organizing panel will also present scholarships to 130 orphans due to the COVID-19 pandemic in 17 provinces and cities, and receive donations from sponsors for the fund and club.

Last year, despite the complicated developments of the pandemic, enterprises and sponsors always stood side by side with the scholarship fund, with nearly VND 65 billion donated. Also in 2021, the fund presented nearly 7,000 scholarships to students of ethnic minority origins, and in many other localities including sea and islands, together with other meaningful activities.

Amid the complicated developments of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Vu A Dinh Scholarship Fund and the "For beloved Hoang Sa and Truong Sa" Club have mobilized over VND 2 billion, including necessities to support front-line forces performing COVID-19 prevention and control in Ho Chi Minh City, offering scholarships to orphans due to the pandemic.

The "For beloved Hoang Sa and Truong Sa" Club over the past year has focused on gratitude activities, such as presenting lunar New Year gifts to policy beneficiaries of the Vietnam People Navy, and islanders in Truong Sa island district and DK1 platforms; supporting money to build policy houses, among others.

At the press conference, 46 groups and individuals pledged to donate over VND 53.2 billion in cash to the fund and club.

Translated by Minh Anh