Over the past time, the COVID-19 pandemic has left negative impacts on Ho Chi Minh City people’s spiritual and material life, especially children and students.

Students receiving passbooks and scholarships at the event

Understanding the situation, the staff, union members, and youth of the city's customs sector have donated part of their salaries to support pandemic-hit students in the city.

Particularly, the Youth Union chapter of the Vietnam Customs presented passbooks, worth VND 20 million each, while the SCB’s Youth Union organization granted scholarships, valued at VND 2 million each, to 12 children and students hardest-hit by COVID-19. The total cost was VND 264 million.

In the time to come, these units will continue to offer passbooks and scholarships to 18 children and students affected by the pandemic.

* On the same day, the city’s Council of Ho Chi Minh Young Pioneers Organization also worked with other benefactors to provide 200 scholarships, worth VND 1 billion in total, for pandemic-hit students.

Due to the complicated developments of the pandemic, the organizing panel gave scholarships to 20 representatives of districts of 1, 3, 4 and Binh Thanh. The remaining students will receive scholarships as soon as possible.

Translated by Quynh Oanh