VND15 bil spent on supporting disadvantaged children

The National Fund for Vietnamese Children has planned to spend nearly VND15 billion (US$6,882,312) to help children of low-income families in all disadvantaged corners of the country in support to the month-long action program for children themed “ Listening to children" from June 1 to 30.

These activities in the month-long action program include meeting with 55 needy children who study well.

The Fund will launch the action program in the northern city of Hai Phong and expect to raise VND20 billion (US$917,641) from organizations and individuals who advocate charity activities and projects for disabled and disadvantaged children.

The Fund will host a ceremony to honor 200 needy children who study well in some provinces in the northwest.

On the occasion of the action program, leaders of the Ministry of Labor, Invalids and Social Affairs and the National Fund for Vietnamese Children May 26 visited and presented gifts to children who went to Vietnam-Cuba Friendship Hospital in Hanoi for treating and seeking consultation for maxillo-facial deformities.

Deputy Minister of Labor, Invalids and Social Affairs Dao Hong Lan gave gifts to 40 children coming from the northern provinces of Thanh Hoa, Ha Giang, and Thai Nguyen each worth VND700,000(US$32.1) including cash and gifts.

The National Fund expected to sponsor around 6,000 unfortunate and needy children across the country with total spending of VND76 billion (US$3,483,262)

By Phan Thao - Translated by Uyen Phuong

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