Australia’s Non-Profit Organization to Host Children’s Benefit Show

An outdoor music festival Loreto Fest 2008 to raise funds for charity will be held at RMIT International University in Ho Chi Minh City’s District 7 on November 29 by the non-profit Loreto Vietnam-Australia Program (LVAP) under the auspices of the Australian Consulate General.

Singer Ho Ngoc Ha

This year’s musical show will be larger than last event with attendance of Vietnamese singers namely Ho Ngoc Ha, Pham Anh Khoa, Mai Khoi, Phuong Vy, rapper Kim and Australian bands including the Regurgitato, the Curtis King, the Bad Neighbors and blues singer Mojo Webb.

All proceeds raised from this musical gala will go to disadvantaged children in Viet Nam. Further information is available at www.loretofest.org. The first show was organized last year.

The Loreto Vietnam-Australia Program (LVAP) is a non-profit organization headed in Viet Nam by Trish Franklin. The Loreto Program supports and assists children who are disadvantaged, poor and disabled, through education training programs. There are many facets to this program: provision of education to the unprivileged, teaching of vocational skills to enable employment and shelters for orphaned children.

Established in 1997, since LVAP has supported more than 6,000 disadvantaged children and carried out education projects throughout the country. The organization was awarded with the medal “For Peace and Friendship among Nations” by the People’s Council of Ha Noi.

Source: TNO – Translated by Vu Khanh

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