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Charity drive raises $2.6m for needy kids

Update: January, 26/2015 - 08:59

HA NOI (VNS) — A fundraising programme held on Saturday in Ha Noi raised nearly VND55 billion (US$2.6 million) for needy children.

The programme, titled Mua Xuan Cho Em (Spring for Children), was organised by the Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs; the National Fund for Vietnamese Children (NFVC); and Viet Nam Television in honour of the upcoming Tet holiday.

Addressing the event, Labour Minister Chuyen said the Party and State have focused their attention on children, especially those with special needs, providing them with improved living conditions and fostering their development.

In 2014, the NFVC raised over VND95 billion ($4.5 million) and assisted more than 86,000 disadvantaged children nationwide. — VNS

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