YANGON, Jan. 26 (Xinhua) -- The Myanmar-China Friendship Association on Saturday offered scholarships to 88 Myanmar outstanding needy students.
"We don't want outstanding students to drop out of school just because they couldn't afford and that is why we started helping them out," U Sein Win Aung, chairman of the association told Xinhua.
The program was handed over to the association from Su Xiuyu (Daw Zin Khine) Foundation, a Chinese educational foundation which has been extending scholarships to Myanmar students across the country since 2013.
"Such assistance means a lot to me. I really appreciate it," said Ma Su Lin Naing, a fifth year student of the Yangon University of Education, who has been granted scholarship since her first year.
Since 2013, it has granted assistance to a total of 538 outstanding needy students from the country's states and regions.