Japanese organisation lends hand to Vietnamese students in need

A Japanese Buddhist organisation called Shinyo-en, has donated an additional USD5,000 in support of Vietnamese students who were affected by natural disasters last year.


Oota Ichiro from Shinyo-en handing over USD5,000 to Pham Huy Hoan, editor-in-chief of DTiNews and director of the Vietnamese Study Encouragement Fund

Oota Ichiro, from Shinyo-en, handed over the funds to the Vietnamese Study Encouragement Fund on March 6.

The money will be used to grant scholarships to poor students who were affected by floods and storms in the central province of Ha Tinh late last year.

“We’re still grateful to Vietnamese people for their support after the tsunami in 2011. Late last year, people in central Vietnam also suffered from natural disasters, so we hope that this USD5,000 can help them overcome the aftermath from these events,” Oota Ichiro said.

Recently, the same organisation donated USD27,000 to the Vietnamese fund in support of poor but outstanding students in Vietnam in the 2013-2014 school year. Most of the funds went to grant scholarships, while the remaining was contributed to the building of Rach Bun Bridge in the southern province of Ben Tre.

Apart from the bridge in Ben Tre, the organisation has also contributed funds to the building of other bridges in the southern provinces of Hau Giang and Kien Giang.

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