Schooling assistance and sponsorship for disadvantaged students in maritime border areas
Through schooling assistance and sponsorship programs, Khanh Hoa Border Defense Force has aided vulnerable children in maritime border areas to overcome difficulties in life, catch up academically and thrive...
Through schooling assistance and sponsorship programs, Khanh Hoa Border Defense Force has aided vulnerable children in maritime border areas to overcome difficulties in life, catch up academically and thrive.
Providing student aid
Nguyen Thi Kim Thi, Binh Ba Tay Village, Cam Binh Commune, an 11th grader at Phan Boi Chau High School, Cam Ranh City is from a disadvantaged family. She could hardly complete education to fulfill her dream of becoming a teacher without the assistance of Binh Ba Border Station officials and soldiers. They have sponsored the child from the grade 6 to grade 12. The soldiers help her family regularly monitor her learning via school reports, offer study items, provide VND500,000/ month as well as motivate her in study to gain good results. In the 2020 – 2021 school year, her study was graded good. “I would like to thank soldiers in Binh Ba Border Station for their assistance to help me with my academic pursuits. I will try my best in study to reciprocate their support and turn my dream of becoming a teacher to come true,” she said.
Ngo Van Tho, Group 1 Tri Nguyen, Vinh Nguyen Ward, Nha Trang City has received assistance from officials and solders of Nha Trang Port Border Station. He said, “Our family of 4 children are living in financial hardship with precarious income from fishing on a small boat. We are so grateful for the assistance, specifically the sponsorship of my second child’s study. Thanks to the aid, my daughter has completed high school education and she is taking part in the local Youth Union work.
The schooling assistance program has run since 2016, providing sponsorship (VND500,000/month/ person) for 50 students in need together with gifts and study items worth VND1.4 billion in total. Nearly VND1.2 billion was from the funding contributed by officials and solders and more than VND200 million from other resources donated by organizations and individuals. The sponsorship program has benefited 44 kids with VND500,000/month/ each so far.
Values of good deeds spreading
Under the schooling assistance and sponsorship programs together with the support from border officials and soldiers, many students have overcome difficulties and achieved satisfactory study results. In the 2016 – 2021 period, 12 students graduated from high schools, 4 got admission to universities and colleges, 2 were graded good students. Together with material assistance, the sponsors have also helped with the study monitoring and training to ensure the child lead an active and healthy life. Health care has also been provided for the children.
According to Colonel Nguyen Thanh Ha, Political Director of the Provincial Border Guard, for the past 5 years, the Party Committee and Headquarters of Khanh Hoa Border Defense Force have directed the implementation of schooling assistance and sponsorship programs, gaining practical effectiveness.
In addition to propaganda and mobilization for officials and solders’ voluntary contribution to the aid funding, the Provincial Border Guard has sought for donations from other social resources to help disadvantaged children with their academic pursuits.
The Party Committees, the Government at all levels together with local people have highly appreciated the good deeds which have helped confirm and promote the shining good images of “Uncle Ho's soldiers", contributing to building a solid border defense foundation in maritime border areas.