Red Cross Society of Da Nang actively involved in helping poor students
Da Nang City presents aid to 156 students in difficult circumstances. Photo: VOV
According to VOV, the city's Red Cross Society has to date raised 2.1 million USD from philanthropists to help poor students and families in difficult circumstances.
In a ceremony on November 22, the city's Red Cross Society provided aid to 156 disadvantaged students, 90 USD each. It is part of a campaign "Each organization, each individual helps a person," which has been operating for more than 10 years.
Le Thi Nhu Hong, Chairwoman of Da Nang Red Cross said, “The Red Cross Society has been working for more than 10 years and every year we raise some 200,000 USD and provide the sum to 3,000 households in difficult circumstances and needy students. This is a shared encouragement for students and parents as we desire that students will have the opportunity to continue schooling. We will continue to campaign for donations to help those in need.”
Earlier, 178 school pupils across Da Nang were honoured by the Da Nang Department of Education and Training and the municipal Study Encouragement Association, for overcoming their difficulties to gain good academic results in the 2019-2020 academic year at Saturday's ceremony.
Da Nang is home to 20,000 poor and near-poor households and over 30,000 social policy beneficiaries. The city’s Red Cross Society has actively carried out support programmes to help the disadvantaged.