Shinnyo-en Foundation and Dantri charity co-operation continues
  • | | July 09, 2019 10:34 AM
Japan’s Shinnyo-en Foundation has worked with Dantri Newspaper on July 8 to review the use of its 2018 funding and how to keep supporting disadvantaged pupils.


Pham Huy Hoan, editor-in-chief of Dantri Newspaper, and Shinnyo-en representative Shoji Harashima (left to right)

At the meeting, Pham Huy Hoan, editor-in-chief of Dantri Newspaper, gave a detailed report on the usage of over VND418,188,000 (USD18,000) from Shinnyo-en last year. The money was used to give scholarships to the pupils in the flooded areas in Nghe An Province, poor pupils in Thanh Hoa Province and to build two classrooms in Lung Cao Commune, Ba Thuoc District, Thanh Hoa Province.

Shinnyo-en representative Shoji Harashima said they would continue co-operating with Dantri to help poor pupils in Phu Tho and Nam Dinh provinces. They would also consider building and repairing the classrooms for pupils and teachers at Khu Thanh Ha school site, under Vo Mieu 2 Primary School in Phu Tho.


Japan’s Shinnyo-en Foundation worked with Dantri Newspaper on how to keep supporting disadvantaged pupils

According to Pham Huy Hoan, three classrooms at Khu Thanh Ha school site were built since 1980 and have deteriorated badly, affecting over 53 children in first to third grades. They also lack a staffroom for teachers.

Pham Thi Hoe, vice chairwoman of Vietnam Association for Promoting Education, said she was very happy to be able to meet with Shinnyo-en representatives and said that the association would continue to give scholarships to pupils and promised to use the Shinnyo-en funds correctly.


Mr Shoji Harashima (right) and the delegation from Shinnyo-en worked with Dantri Newspaper on July 8

2019 also marks the 10th anniversary of Dantri and Shinnyo-en's co-operation. In 2012, Shinnyo-en and Dantri built a classroom with modern technology at Dinh Xa Primary School, Ha Nam Province for USD10,250.

Dantri gave 75 scholarships to students at five universities and 192 pupils in 2015 while helping buy four computers and to build a new classroom at Ninh Son Primary School valued at USD27,000. In 2017, Dantri and Shinnyo-en opened a new construction at Nga My I Primary School. The VND1.1bn (USD47,300) project was funded by the local state budget and USD12,000 from Shinnyo-en. The Vietnam Association for Promoting Education donated VND60m to buy equipment.

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