|Poor children in northern Thai Nguyen Province receiving gifts from the Viet Nam Association for Children's Rights Protection. — Photo cand.com.vn
HA NOI (VNS) — The Viet Nam Association for the Protection of Children's Rights, in co-operation with a media company, has distributed 10,000 gifts to poor and underprivileged children in remote and mountainous areas.
The delivery of gifts, conducted for the third time so far, was part of a programme to appeal for donations and support for poor children to give them a full Tet party.
Chairman of the association Do Duc Ngoc said the programme, titled "Tet with Love," was launched in December last year and helped collect gifts and finances worth more than VND3 billion (US$135,000) for the underprivileged people, particularly children.
Ngoc said the association has also organised various activities, including donation tours to many remote and poor areas and even hospitals to find needy children and provide them with gifts and cash.
Earlier, the association's organising board presented 450 gifts to children in three communes in Bat Xat District, Lao Cai Province, and provided free medical exams for 200 disadvantaged children in District 7 of HCM City.
From now until early February, the board is also scheduled to hold several supporting programmes and present gifts to poor children in the provinces and cities of Đà Nẵng, Thừa Thiên Huế, Bắc Giang, Quảng Nam and, particularly, Hồ Chi Minh City. These activities include award ceremonies for outstanding students from vocational schools and the delivery of gifts to child patients in general hospitals in those cities.
Co-hosted by VAPCR and the New Media Culture Limited Company, the programme will be celebrated at an event in Ha Noi on January 29, when it will also offer 100 gifts to underprivileged children from the Ha Noi, Thai Nguyen and Thanh Hoa provinces. — VNS