Call for Donations to Support Disadvantaged Students in Vietnam 2014-2015

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Mme Pauline Levac-Ranger presenting scholarships to students in Dien Bien Province (school year 2007-2008)

Dear Sponsors of Rice Scholarship Program,

The Rice Scholarship Program (RSP) would like to inform you that we have launched a fund-raising campaign to call for donations to provide 1,000 scholarships (VND 850,000 or US$41 per scholarship) to 1,000 disadvantaged ethnic minority students in 9 remote and mountainous districts of Bac Can, Lao Cai and Dien Bien Provinces.

Selected from more than 300 different primary and junior-secondary schools, these students are living in especially difficult circumstances.  They are either orphans or children with disability or living with HIV+ or affected by HIV/AIDS or children from extremely poor families whose mothers or fathers either passed away or are disabled or having serious health problems.  They do need your assistance so as to continue their schooling.

We are very happy to report that as of October 19, 2014, thanks to generous donations from many international, particularly Canadian, and Vietnamese donors, we have already raised sufficient funds to provide scholarships to nearly 600 students from the donated and committed amounts.  We now continue to seek additional funds for over 400 students more.

For those of you who have already made donations for this school year, your contributions have been acknowledged in the List of Donors for 2014-2015 on our website.  Please visit the following link for details:

Please find attached our Brochure for School Year 2014-2015 and a List of Students in need of support for your consideration and donations should you are interested in helping them.  We would be most grateful if you could forward this message to your contacts, who you think, would be interested in helping them.

Below are our banking information for receiving donations:

Banking information for donations in Vietnam (in VND)

Account holder: Nguyen Thi Thanh Huong
Account number:  0451000221755

Bank Name: Vietcombank Thành Công

Banking information for donations in Canada (in $Cdn)
Account holder: Van Nguyen
Account number: 03782 – 5117718
Bank: RBC Royal Bank of Canada, Swift code: ROYCCAT2
Address: 401 George Street North, Peterborough, ON K9H 3R4, Canada

Or sending a cheque in $Cdn to:

Ms. Pauline Levac-Ranger

05 – 10, rue Clarence,

Ottawa, On

K1N 5 P3

We would like to take this opportunity to thank you all for your kindness and continous generous support over the past 9 years to the disadvantaged ethnic minority students in Vietnam.

Rice Scholarship in Vietnam

The Rice Scholarship Program is a charity program aiming to assist disadvantaged students, particularly those from ethnic minority groups, in remote and mountainous areas, to continue their education. The program was initiated in 2005. Individual donors contribute money, time and effort to raise fund, establish relations with local partners, coordinate and manage the program on a voluntary basis. Contact us here

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