Campaign Collects 1 Million Used Shirts for Disadvantaged Students

Yesterday at the Ha Noi Children Palace, more than 1,000 pupils took part in the campaign “Shirts for Friends – Lightening up Vietnamese Children’s Dreams” to collect white shirts for poor students nationwide.

In Viet Nam, primary students wear white uniforms with red scarves

The campaign is expected to collect around one million old white shirts and donate140 saving accounts worth VND1 million each to poor children across the country.

The event is part of a nationwide campaign being held in 14 schools in 6 provinces and cities including Ha Noi, Ho Chi Minh City, Da Nang, Hai Phong, Can Tho and Khanh Hoa from 15 December 2007 to 31 March 2008.

More than 230,000 shirts were collected at the launching ceremony of the program which was co-organized by the Ho Chi Minh Communist Youth Union and the Unilever Fund. 

By Q.Ph – Translated by Kim Khanh

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