Former German Chancellor grants school to Vietnam

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Gerhard Schröder, former Chancellor of Germany, has granted a VND800 million (US$38,080) mobile school in the name of his wife to the southern province of Vinh Long.

The school, donated by Doris Schröder-Köpf via Dariu Foundation, a Swiss-based non-government organization, is equipped with more than 30 laptops, an LCD television and air-conditioners, according to a report published Tuesday on Dariu's website.

The school can accommodate 30 students per training session and aims to train about 1,200 students with computer and Internet skills every year, the foundation said.

Dairu started operating in Vietnam five years ago and is providing microfinance services to some 15,000 clients in the southern provinces of Dong Nai and Vinh Long. The foundation also donates thousands of scholarships to disadvantaged students in the provinces every year.

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