At the meeting, President Ha Thi Khiet expressed her pleasure to receive President Sylvia Ting and hightly appreciated her profound sentiments to the Vietnamese people, especially the Vietnamese women.
In 2006, the Lawrence S.Ting Community Support Fund was founded aiming at supporting Vietnam’s development of education and gifted people. Up to now, the Fund has given 700 scholarships worth nearly 1.3 billion VND and invested proximatelly 5 million USD to build a non-profitable secondary school for 1,200 pupils in Ho Chi Minh city, supplied 64 provinces/cities over the country with a computer center worth about 300 million VND/each to facilitate the internet access and co-financed with the State Bank to organise workshops/seminars on currency reform and management...
At present, in Taiwan, there are about 70,000 Vietnamese brides. With the inspiration of supporting, providing them with knowledge on the custom and culture of Taiwan, the Lawrence S.Ting Community Support Fund has collaborated with Ho Chi Minh Women’s Union to organise a training workshop for key teachers. 40 learners are staff from the women’s union of all level in Ho Chi Minh city and representatives from Dong Thap Women’s Union. It is expected that in March, 2007, the Fund will collaborate with Can Tho to organise a training workshop for key teachers of Can Tho and provinces nearby.
At the meeting, President Ha Thi Khiet and Mme Sylvia discussed plans on organising training workshops for key teachers to Vietnamese girls who have intention of marrying Taiwanese men in many localities of the country. The President hoped that with great efforts from the Vietnam Women’s Union and the Lawrence S.Ting Community Support Fund, the mindset of the society on the issue related to Vietnamese brides marrying to Taiwan’s men will have positive changes, considering it as a common concern of the whole society rather than of individual.