Set New National Record in Doll Collection

One month after the “Doll’s House” program was launched; the Education and Training Department of Ho Chi Minh City (HCMC) and the Sai Gon Giai Phong (SGGP) Newspaper organized the Doll Collection Day at Tran Dai Nghia High School on May, 16, 2006.

Mr.Vo Hong Son received dolls from pupils.

From the idea of the “Doll’s House” where children, irrespective of being rich or poor, can have a doll of their own, the SGGP Newspaper and the Education and Training Department organized the Doll Collection Day. "We hope that we can turn disadvantaged children’s dreams into reality. Most pupils in our city must also have the same thought, so they have sent in tens of thousands of dolls and cuddly toys. That has demonstrated the great community spirit of the society for the humane program”, Mr. Vo Hong Son, deputy editor in-chief of the SGGP Newspaper, said.

On behalf of the pupils of HCMC, Hoang Thi Thao Trang, pupil of Phan Chu Trinh Primary School, Go Vap District, expressed: “We are very happy to share the joy with our disadvantaged friends. The beautiful dolls which were part of our childhood will be sent to you with heartfelt feelings. I wish you’re always happy and I hope that these dolls will be your close friends.”

According to Mr. Vo Hong Son, the organization board will also give dolls to babies who are born on June 1 in Tu Du Gynecology and Obstetrics Hospital. The young mothers will keep those dolls to mark their babies’ birthdays. The dolls will be handed over to babies when they grow up. And they will understand that they have received society’s care since they are born. 

At the present, the organization board has collected a record number of more than 40,000 dolls and cuddly toys. The Vietnam Guinness Book Center (Vietbooks) has suggested to the organization board to make a detailed report for Guinness recognition.

To support the “Doll’s House” program, representative of Consulate of the People's Republic of China donated 12 pairs of Chinese traditional “Fu Wa” doll.

Mr. Ni Hui Gui, Consulate General of the People's Republic of China said “Doll’s House” is a humane program. “Wu Fa” doll, the symbol of happiness, will bring the joy to disadvantaged children.

Mr. Nguyen Trung Bo, deputy editor in-chief of the SGGP Newspaper, thanked Mr. Ni Hui Gui for Chinese kind gestures to the program.

The organization board will gather dolls which bring specific characters of the countries to display and help children have a wide knowledge of traditional culture of the other countries in the world.
China is the first country which has donated dolls to the program.

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By Kieu Phan-Ly Vi Hien – Translated by Kim Khanh

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