Looking after cooperative friendships
(QNO) - The Union of Friendship Organisations (UFO) in Quang Nam province has played the good role of a friendship bridge, contributing to developing the provincial relations with other countries and international organisations.
Children’s Education Foundation (CEF- Australia), through the Quang Nam UFO, has supported over VND 7.6 billion for more than 200 students in a long-term scholarship programme and 120 ethnic minority students in a short-term one.
Besides, CEF has provided Quang Nam children with some other supporting programmes on life skills.
CEF, accompanied by the Quang Nam provincial UFO, has provided urgent support to build 6 houses for people in Phuoc Son mountainous district. They were under the bad impacts oflandslides and the Covid-19 epidemic.
According to Ms. Linda Jane Burn - Founding Director of CEF, they want to help girls from low-income families and communities in Quang Nam go to school.
The girls will receive CEF scholarships until they graduate from university. CEF believes that good education will help the girls have good jobs and thus improve their lives.
Reportedly, Quang Nam has welcomed more than 400 foreign delegations of over 3000 experts, researchers and students from over 20 countries and territories around the world.
They have implemented a lot of volunteer activities, programmes and projects in Quang Nam.
The Quang Nam provincial UFO has also carried out some programmes and projects with over VND 165 billion.
They focused on economic development, educational supplies and school equipment, scholarships and bicycles for low-income students, building schools, and taking care of the disabled and orphans.
In addition, the Quang Nam UFO has had several humanitarian programmes in Sekong province (Laos), such as giving financial support, free general medical examination and treatment, providing necessities, computers, scholarships, etc.
The Quang Nam UFO has changed their mindset in calling aids from give-and-take to cooperation and development.
They focus on exploiting the provincial potential and advantages to attract investment and fostering the provincial socio-economic development; thereby, international friends and partners may learn more about Quang Nam.