• In 2016, the Dat Viet scholarship program distributed 299 million VND to 225 students whose parents are disabled. Students from grade 1 to grade 9 received 1 million VND, and students from grade 10 up to university received 2 million VND. This project is supported by Leon Association in Switzerland, the Consular Club (with the help of the French Consulate) in HCMC, the British Business Group Vietnam based at the British Consulate in HCMC and some other friends. (see list of donors 2016).
  • Extra scholarship money is given to 14  families in difficult situations at the Ben San Leprosy Camp: 500,000 VND x 14 students x 12 months = 84,000,000 VND. This program is supported by Leon Association in Switzerland.
  • BBGV gave 13,800,000 VND to buy more books for the library at Ben San. The library was started by Sister Phuc at Ben San in 2015, including the making of shelves, table, chairs and collecting of books.
  • Mrs. Dang in California, USA, member of Dat Viet, organised the shipping of 9 second hand desktops and monitors for the computer workshop at Ben San. This project of the computer shop was sponsored by BBGV who in 2015 bought seven new desktops and monitors. One laser printer was added, through the gift of Saigon Players.

The distribution of scholarships this year took place at three locations :

1.- 28/08/2016. Distribution of 178 million VND, at 235 Dong Khoi Street, District 1, HCMC, to 137 students of handicapped & blind parents and from Thanh Binh Leprosy Camp.wp_20160828_10_06_42_pro

2.- 03/09/2016. Distribution of 29 million VND to 17 students in Kontum.

3.- 03/09/2016. Distribution of 92 million VND to 71 students at Ben San Leprosy Camp and organisation of a music show including the famous singer Giao Linh, actor Mai Dinh Toi, magician Hoang Nguyen, singer Vu Duy Linh, Quang Sang, My Hang, violinist Sabine Mignot and the dancing kids group of Ben San. The music show was sponsored by Anh Khoa Music.


Famous singer Giao Linh, Mr. My Nguyen, Mrs. Sabine Mignot, Sister Andre Dung Lac, Mr. Jean-Marc Mignot and some guests.


Famous singer GIAO LINH performs at Ben San.

Representative of the students at Ben San said “thank you” to the donors. 

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