Scholarships for AO victims in Dak Nong

A US charity has presented 10 scholarships to poor students who suffer from Agent Orange/dioxin after-effects in the Central Highland province of Dak Nong. 

The scholarships, each worth VND5 million (about US$230), were presented on March 15 in the locality by representatives of the Ceres Charitable Foundation in coordination with the provincial Association of Victims of Agent Orange (AO)/Dioxin. 

The foundation also handed over two houses valued at VND50 million each to poor families in Cu Jut and Krong No districts. 

More than 1,000 dioxin victims in Dak Nong receive monthly financial assistance, hundreds of whom are students studying inside and outside the province.