Budget carrier hailed for supporting disadvantaged children

The budget carrier Vietjet Air has been honoured among significant donors of the Vu A Dinh Scholarship Fund and the fund’s “For the Beloved Hoang Sa and Truong Sa” club.

At a ceremony held in Ho Chi Minh City recently, a certificate of merit was bestowed upon the company for its contribution to the foundation. Photo courtesy of Vietjet

According to VNA, the Vu A Dinh Scholarship Fund - named after a young ethnic boy who was killed while doing liaison duty for the revolutionary army during the French resistance war - was set up in 1999 by the Ho Chi Minh Communist Youth Union to support poor ethnic students in their studies.

In 2014, the fund established its “For Beloved Hoang Sa and Truong Sa” club with the aim of offering assistance to families of naval soldiers and fishermen who are safeguarding the country’s sovereignty over its sea and islands.

So far this year, the fund and its club have granted 8,000 scholarships and raised more than 76 billion VND (3.28 million USD) worth of donations.

Vietjet has so far spent billions of VND on operating free-of-charge flights bringing disadvantaged children to their home towns for Lunar New Year holidays.

In Novermber,  the budget airline and the Vietnam Association for Protection of Child's Rights have announced a programme called “A cosy Tet for you 2021” to support disadvantaged children in rural areas.

The programme will offer scholarships and gifts to 1,000 children who suffer from diseases and natural disasters and those who are of ethnic minorities in three provinces of Quang Nam, Thua Thien – Hue and Ninh Binh.

Photo courtesy of Vietjet

Vietjet has been cooperating with the Vietnam Association for Protection of Child's Rights for four consecutive years to bring a cosy and loving Lunar New Year (Tet) to thousands of disadvantaged children. Vietjet wishes to support and improve the living conditions of those children, helping to nurture their dreams for the sake of Vietnam’s future generations.

Over the years, the Vietjet President and Vietjet employees have participated in many charity activities across the countries seeking to build a better life for the people.

In 2020, Vietjet has given presents to Vietnamese veterans, families of war invalids and martyrs and children in remote areas. The airline has also operated flights bringing Vietnamese citizens home from areas affected by the COVID-19 pandemic; offered free delivery of medical supplies and free tickets to health workers during the fight against the pandemic, and granted free tickets to officers and free transport of aid supplies to flooded areas in central Vietnam.

Tu An