Two Dak Nong brothers receive over VND2 billion in public donations
  • | | May 22, 2023 09:07 AM
Two poor brothers in the central highlands province of Dak Nong have received over VND2 billion (USD 85,324) after their story was shared on Dantri/Dtinews.

Y Khang B'Krong, 12, and his nine-year-old brother Y Tuan B'Krong are living with their father who has mental problems after their mother died from cancer two months ago.

Y Khang and Y Tuan have lunch besides the altar of their mother

The two boys had never been to school due to their family's financial difficulties. Y Khang used to collect scrap metal to earn money to buy food for the family while the younger brother took care of their ill mother at home. Local authorities, relatives, and neighbours had helped build a small house for them and sometimes gave them food. However, the support was limited as the locality where they live is also poor.

After their mother died, local authorities helped send them to school. The two brothers are now attending first grade at Ha Huy Tap Primary School. Meanwhile, their father often wanders around begging for food and rarely returns home. The boys mainly depend on relatives and neighbours for daily food.

The two boys have been sent to school

Representatives from Dantri and local authorities in Tam Thang Commune, Cu Jut District visited Y Khang and Y Tuan and transferred over VND900 million to them on May 19.

Representatives from Dantri and local authorities in Tam Thang Commune, Cu Jut District visit Y Khang and Y Tuan and transfer over VND900 million to them on May 19.

According to Mai Thi Ngoc Hien, Y Khang and Y Tuan's teacher at Ha Huy Tap Primary School, the two boys have also received a lot of support and donations from individuals and organisations in and outside Vietnam after their story was published.

"Besides sending them many presents like clothes, books, bicycles, and other necessities, donors have also sent over VND 2 billion so far to support the two brothers," the teacher said. "Local authorities have helped open a savings account for them."

Y Khang and his teacher at school

Vice chairman of Tam Thang Commune People's Committee, Nguyen Sy Anh, said that they were finding a guardian for the two children and will co-operate with the guardian and teachers to take care of them.

"We're very moved when seeing them receive so much love and support from the community," the official said. "We want to send our sincere thanks to Dantri Newspaper and kind donors for your valuable help for them."

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