SGGP reviews charity program ‘Nghia Tinh Truong Son’

On January 14, the managing Board of the Sai Gon Giai Phong’s charity program ‘Nghia Tinh Truong Son’ (Sentimental attachment for Truong Son Road) worked with the People’s Committee and the Department of society, war invalids and Labor, the provincial army headquarters of Dak Lak province, and review the ‘Nghia Tinh Truong Son’ program.


Until now, the charity program has built over 300 gratitude houses for war invalids, martyrs’ families and the poor people living in the Central Highland province of Gia Lai, Binh Phuoc, Lam Dong, Dak Nong and Dak Lak.


Recently, the SGGP have coordinated with the Bank for Foreign Trade of Vietnam (Vietcombank) and donate money. The Committee assigned the provincial army headquarters, to build the 50 houses. In addition, the provinces’ border guards have worked without any salary to build the houses.


Apart from the VND 1.5 billion from the charity program ‘Nghia Tinh Truong Son’, the provincial army headquarters has also launch a donation campaign to get money from soldiers and local residents.  This has contributed to about VND 600 million. Thus, each gratitude house is worth VND42 million (US$2,000), which have been presented to war invalids, martyrs’ families and poor people from the province of Truong Son.


Furthermore, SGGP has offered 600 scholarships to ethnic minority children and their beneficiary families, with a total cost of VND 10.2 billion (US$ 50,000) donated by Vietcombank.


In addition, SGGP have also offered to pay for a dispensary worth VND1 billion ($50,000), financed by PepsiCo VN.


Sai Gon Giai Phong’s program ‘Nghia Tinh Truong Son’ (Sentimental attachment for Truong Son Road) was carried out to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the building of Truong Son road (May 19, 1959 - May 19, 2009). This program helps war heroes, war invalids, martyrs’ families, youth volunteers and the poor ethnic people that live along the provinces of Truong Son road. During the resistant war against US invaders, these provinces of Truong Son (or Hochiminh trail) suffered heavy human losses.


The program has been highly appreciated for its social, deep political meanings, because it helps ethnic groups from remote lying areas overcome their difficulties.





Source SGGP - Translated by Tri Dan

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