Nguyen Thien Thanh scholarships granted good, poor students in Mekong delta

On the 100th birthday celebration of Prof. Dr. Nguyen Thien Thanh and review of 10-year operation of the Mr. and Mrs. Nguyen Thien Thanh’s Scholarship, his family and benefactors gave VND1 billion (US$43, 000) each to two schools.
Nguyen Thien Thanh senior high school for the Gifted in the Mekong delta province of Tra Vinh and Nguyen Thien Thanh junior high school in the Ca Mau province are beneficial of the amount of VND1 billion each.
Moreover, the family gave VND3.58 billion (US$154, 000) to the scholarship fund.
Professor Nguyen Thien Thanh, Hero of Labor, People’s Doctor, had devoted his whole life for the country’s Revolution and the development of military medicine and community healthcare. He is father of HCMC Party Secretary Nguyen Thien Nhan,.
At the end of 2009, despite old ages, on a trip to return to their homeland in Tra Vinh Province, Mr. and Mrs. Nguyen Thien Thanh still granted an amount of money which they have earned for years to help poor, good students in the province to continue pursuing their studying.
Since 2009, the Scholarship Management Council and Prof. Nguyen‘s family have encouraged organizations and benefactors to donate an amount of VND12.4 billion (US$534, 000) to present 1,416 scholarships.

By staff writers - Translated by ANH QUAN

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