Children's fund looks to $2 million funding for the needy

The National Fund for Vietnamese Children has said that it will try to raise VND40 billion (US$2 million) in order to carry out programs and help disable children of Vietnam this year.

 

Representatives from the National Fund for Vietnamese Children offer gifts to disable children in flood-hit region. (Photo:nfvc.org)

The fund will organize three programs which will be broadcast live on television. The event on television hopes to raise money, from various individuals and organisations, in order to help disadvantaged children.

In another ceremony, which will be held at the Presidential Place in Hanoi, 55 outstanding children that have faced extreme hardship, will be honoured.

Furthermore, the fund will offer 2,500 scholarships to children in 63 cities and provinces, and in addition, give away 5,000 lifebuoys to children that live near rivers and waterways.

The fund also hopes to build 10 new projects and provide fresh water in over 10 cities and provinces around Vietnam. The project will also build five new schools and support 70 individuals that need heart operations in Vietnam.

Last year, the fund raised over VND90 billion ($4.5 million) and helped one million poor and disable children across the country.

By L.Nguyen, translated by Thanh Huong

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