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Overseas Vietnamese in Europe raise funds for charity

by VNA24 August 2016 Last updated at 15:02 PM

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VTV.vn - Former Vice President Truong My Hoa made tours to several European countries from August 18-23 to raise funds for the Vu A Dinh Scholarship Fund and the “For beloved Hoang Sa-Truong Sa” club.

In the Czech Republic, she worked with representatives from the Vietnamese Association, and the associations of Vietnamese war veterans, women and Buddhist followers.
She said the scholarship fund and club have worked hard to support students from ethnic minority groups and in sea and island areas.
The “For beloved Hoang Sa-Truong Sa” club built houses for wounded soldiers and presented scholarships to students who were children of naval officers, soldiers and fishermen with disadvantaged backgrounds.
President of the Vietnamese Association in the Czech Republic Hoang Dinh Thang donated US$2,000 to the fund and the club.
In a meeting with staff of the Vietnamese Embassy in Slovakia and overseas Vietnamese living and working in the country, former Vice President Hoa praised their contributions to charity in Vietnam.
On the occasion, about EUR1,970 (US$2,225) was raised by overseas Vietnamese in Slovakia to support the fund and the club.
Founded in 1999, the Vu A Dinh fund has so far granted more than 70,000 scholarships to students from ethnic minorities nationwide. It also honours individuals and organisations with outstanding contributions to the development of Vietnam’s ethnic communities.

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