The granting ceremony in Dong Hoi city was jointly held by the military-run telecommunications group Viettel’s branch in Quang Binh (Viettel Quang Binh), the provincial Study Encouragement Association, the Department of Education and Training, and the Department of Information and Communications.
This is the fifth year Viettel has joined the scholarship programme in Quang Binh province. The company has so far granted more than 3,000 scholarships to local poor students with outstanding academic achievements.
Major Pham Thanh Nam, Director of Viettel Quang Binh, said joining the programme, the company wants to give more strength to poor students in order to help them overcome difficulties to continue pursuing their study.
Viettel pledges to spend at least VND26 billion (US$1.1 million) each year on scholarships to poor gifted pupils, he said, hoping that many other benefactors will join hands with the company in this effort.
Hailing Viettel Quang Binh’s contributions to the local socio-economic development over the past time, especially in education, Vice Chairman of the provincial People’s Committee Nguyen Tien Hoang said the company’s support has helped disadvantaged students to pursue their schooling dreams towards a better life, thus contributing to nurturing talents for the province.