The Pacific Links Foundation, a non-governmental organisation of the US,
on Aug. 4 handed over scholarships to 376 female students in the three
Mekong Delta provinces of An Giang, Dong Thap and Kien Giang.
The scholarships are part of the An Giang-Dong Thap Alliance for the
Prevention of Trafficking (ADAPT) programme run by the US
organisation in the three provinces for a period of seven years.
ADAPT seeks to prevent the trafficking of young girls and women by
enhancing their educational attainment and improving their vocational
Since 2005, the organisation has granted
nearly 3,740 scholarships to 779 female students at junior and senior
high schools in the three localities./.