Shoes for Sapa is a project of KIDS Vietnam, a non-profit
organisation whose mission is to improve the lives of underprivileged
children. The group delivers shoes, warm clothes and food for children
in Sapa and surrounding areas to help them prepare for the cold season.
The village, located more than 150km from the City, is home to the Ro
Mam ethnic minority who live in the northern area of the Central
Highlands. It is located on Chu Mom Ray mountain range at 1,773 metres
above sea level.
Children all over Viet Nam are excited about the upcoming Mid-Autumn
Festival, which is known as "The Children's Tet." During the festival,
they eat mooncakes with a variety of flavours, and walk the streets
Before returning to Japan, Murayama Yasufumi, a Japanese
photographer, decided to take as many photos as possible of HCM City's
downtown, famous for its colonial French architecture and green areas
full of old trees.
As Viet Nam does not yet have a school to train professionally young
actors, most children taking part in the industry are members of
various drama troupes operating at culture houses in big cities.
City youth, increasingly lured to TV, computer games and cinemas,
were being re-introduced to the wonderful world of animals and clowns.
A swift response of the Ministry of Education and Training has helped
high school graduate Nguyen Huynh Nhan to sit the university
entrance examination this year.
Students at the HCM City University of Science have spent two months
creating a mobilephone app that provides maps, emergency hotlines,
accommodation advice and test-preparation materials for candidates of
university entrance exams.
Talented at foreign languages, including English and German, with a
BA degree from a German university, Minh Hang once worked as an editor
for a TV channel before deciding to pursue her dream to be a singer,
despite family opposition.
When China illegally put its Haiyang Shiyou 981 oil rig in Viet Nam's
exclusive economic zone, young photographer Dang Long wanted to do
something to express his patriotism.