3,000 people walk to raise donations for disadvantaged students

By Minh Hung, Thanh Nien News

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Ho Chi Minh City students join a charity walk at the city's Dam Sen Park on April 19 to help their peers. Photo: Minh Hung Ho Chi Minh City students join a charity walk at the city's Dam Sen Park on April 19 to help their peers. Photo: Minh Hung

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About VND830 million (US$38,500) was raised for disadvantaged students in Ho Chi Minh City and nearby areas in a walk joined by 3,000 people Sunday.
Participants in the 2nd "Wing of the Future" walk, held by the Ho Chi Minh City Fund for Education and Young Sport Talent (HEAF) walked for nearly an hour around the central lake at the Dam Sen Park.
They also enjoyed music, aerobic, dance and martial art performances by the students and voluntary clubs in the city.

Huynh Thi Minh Tam, deputy chairwoman of Ho Chi Minh City Fund for Education and Young Sport Talent, hands scholarships for students. Photo: Minh Hung
Huynh Thi Minh Tam, HEAF deputy chairwoman cum director, said many students from remote and rural areas have gained good results despite multiple difficulties.
“We hope the scholarships could help them overcome difficulties to study well and become good and successful people.”
According to HEAF, donations from the event will be granted for disadvantaged students in HCMC, Dong Nai, Tay Ninh and Long An provinces.
Organizers will also bring them sport equipment and organize classes to teach them swimming and martial arts.

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