Lao students receive gifts from the program. (Photo: TDO)

The program brought nearly 150 portions of sticky rice and connected benefactors to donate 600 kilograms of sticky rice and 300 kilograms of fresh fruit to Lao students in Quang Nam.

According to Assoc. Prof. Dr. Huynh Trong Duong, Rector of Quang Nam University, over the past 2 years, in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic, Lao students have not been able to go home, and face difficulties in learning when they have to study online. “The university always supports the students in learning and living,” he said, adding that many groups, voluntary organizations as well as units and departments have visited, shared and encouraged the students.”

Chairman of the Quang Nam Journalists Association Le Van Nhi said the Association will continue to support more Lao students in Quang Nam in the near future, and hoped that units and individuals will continue to accompany the program for more support.

The tradition of peace, friendship and cooperation between Quang Nam and the neighboring provinces of Laos in particular, and between the two countries Vietnam - Laos in general, has been affirmed by many meaningful activities over the past time. “Through activities such as the program "Connecting Vietnamese hands", we hope to promptly support and accompany the students, fostering more affection between them and Quang Nam as well as Vietnamese people," Mr. Nhi added.

After the program, the Provincial Journalists Association will continue to connect to have more resources to support and help Lao students in Quang Nam. Previously, the program visited Lao students at Pham Van Dong University and Dang Thuy Tram Medical College in Quang Ngai province./.

Compiled by BTA