Milk gifted to schools in flood-hit provinces

Saturday, Aug 26, 2017 09:04

Thirty tonnes of milk were donated to schools in northern provinces that were ravaged by flooding last month and early this month. — Photo Coutersy of FrieslandCampina Vietnam

The Ministry of Education and Training and Dutch-owned dairy company FrieslandCampina in Viet Nam have donated 30 tonnes of milk to schools in northern provinces, which were badly affected by floods that began at the end of last month.

The schools are in the districts of Mu Cang Chai in Yen Bai Province, Muong La in Son La and Tan Son in Phu Tho.

At the handover ceremony, Colonel Hoang Van Tong, deputy head of the ministry’s department of national defence, encouraged staff and students at the schools to try and overcome their difficulties caused by the floods.

Cleaning the schools and availability of teaching aids should be the focus in the new academic year, he said.

Earlier they had also donated nearly 12 tonnes of milk to kindergarten and primary school students in disadvantaged areas in the provinces of Son La, Dien Bien and Ha Giang.

For this, they co-ordinated with the Vietnam Border Guard High Command, local education departments and others.

The ministry conferred a Certificate of Merit on FrieslandCampina Vietnam for providing nutrition to children, especially in disadvantaged border areas. — VNS

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