Three female collectives and ten individuals were awarded the Vietnam Women’s Prize at a ceremony held in HCM City on October 18 to mark the 79th anniversary of the Vietnam Women’s Union (October 20).
At the awards ceremony, certificates of merit were also presented to outstanding female students who scored the highest marks on this year’s university entrance exams.
During the event, the Vietnam Women’s Union Central Committee, the Diana Company and Chau Giang Communications Company also relaunched a campaign to build houses for poor women nationwide. This year’s campaign strives to help one or two poor women to receive a house every day.
The campaign was first launched in 2008 and received nearly VND54 billion in support from organisations and individuals. It has already helped build nearly 4,600 houses for poor women in 63 provinces and cities nationwide.