Standing Deputy Prime Minister Truong Hoa Binh presented scholarshipsto Cham ethnic students (Photo by Nguyen Quyen)

The scholarships were mobilized by the Fund for Ethnic Minority Student Protection, the People’s Public Security Newspaper and Ho Chi Minh City Journalists’ Association, to ease difficulties and encourage Cham students to strive for better academic achievements.

At the ceremony, Vice Chairman of Ho Chi Minh City People's Committee Ngo Minh Chau said that there are about 8,000 Cham ethnic people in the city. He added that the Cham were one of the three major ethnic communities in the city and have always actively responded to the city's movements. The number of poor Cham households has decreased significantly. More and more ethnic children have good conditions to study.

However, the number of children who have to drop out of school is still high due to difficult family circumstances. It is difficult for many ethnic Cham people who are not professional to find stable jobs. Therefore, their economic conditions are still low compared to the national level. The annual scholarships for Cham ethnic students are a practical gift, showing the sharing of the community and helping them on the way to school.

Standing Deputy Prime Minister Truong Hoa Binh, who is also the honourable president of the Fund for Ethnic Minority Student Protection, presented scholarships to students and encouraged them to study well to honour the gift of the society./.

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