Children's charity painting competition launched

A children’s charity painting contest has been kicked off throughout the country by the Kim Dong Publishing House and Thien Nhan and Friends Fund.
The 2nd competition called “Drawing a fairy tale” will be held at Kim Dong Book Center on Cong Quynh Street in Ho Chi Minh City’s District 1 on July 23 with the participation of more than 30 local and international children painters. Hanoi’s show was previously organized in June.
The organizer will select excellent paintings for an auction to support disadvantaged and disabled children. All proceeds from the charity auction will go to a fund that provides free surgeries for 50 unfortunate children.

Selected artworks will be also displayed at the launching ceremony of the book “Journey of love, diary of Thien Nhan”, at Kim Dong Book Center on July 30.

The Thien Nhan and Friends Fund which is part of the Asia Injury Prevention Foundation, was established to help Thien Nhan. He is an abandoned boy who his right leg and genitals were taken by wild animals. He was abandoned by his teenage mother in a deserted garden for three days by after birth in Quang Nam Province in 2006. Tran Mai Anh, a young mother of two in Ha Noi, adopted him when he was two years old. She took him too many reconstructive doctors in Vietnam and abroad for operations. Now, Nhan has a chance at being a healthy boy and studies at a primary school in the capital.
The program has coordinated with many hospitals in Vietnam and invited international doctors to participate in medical missions to consult and conduct free operations for more than 600 handicapped children nationwide.

By TUONG VY – Translated by Kim Khanh

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