Dantri/DTiNews readers support poor ethnic minority boy
  • | | April 02, 2021 04:02 PM
Dantri/DTiNews readers have donated VND556.311 million (USD24,197) for a poor ethnic minority boy in the Central Highlands province of Dak Nong.

The move followed an article about Ngo Van Thang, 10, from Dak G’Long District was published on Dantri/DTiNews Online Newspaper. He is a student from Tran Quoc Toan Primary and Secondary School.

Thang lives with his grandmother Da Thi My, 60, in a dilapidated tent that can hardly protect them from the wind or rain and may collapse at any time.


The donation granted to the boy

My said that when Thang was two years old, his father left. Three months later, his mother also left due to poverty. Since then, My has struggled to raise Thang on her own. Thang rarely mentions his parents and does not show any emotion when talking about them.

"They all left. His mother at least calls us once a year but I never heard anything from his father again. Thang has never met his parents. Sometimes, we have nothing but water to live by," the grandmother said. "Some of our most valuable belongings are probably these three pots. Two of them are borrowed from neighbours."

I work on the fields for other people for just tens of thousands of VND a day. But as the wage is paid at weekends, they sometimes do not have anything to eat during the week”.

My expressed her deep thanks for the donations they had received.

Dinh Thi Hang, headmaster of Tran Quoc Toan Primary and Secondary School, said that the financial support would help ease difficulties for the family. Clothes and school equipment have been donated for him for the next 1-2 years to come.

Many donors directly came to their house to encourage them.

Meanwhile, an organisation has pledged to help build a new house for them.

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