by disadvantaged kids to be sold in TV auction
Painter Van Duong Thanh (second left) helps children work on a painting
to be auctioned on a TV show to be broadcast live this month. –
HCM CITY — Two large
artworks painted by underprivileged children from HCM City and Ha Noi will be
sold during an auction on local television this month.
The live auction, which is
occurring on the occasion of the upcoming Tet (Lunar New Year) holiday, will
begin at 8.30pm on January 17 on HTV9 of HCM City and Ha Noi’s HTV 1.
The children live at open
houses and charity centres, including the Chap Canh House, Da Thien School and
Hy Vong Centre for disabled children.
Popular painter Van Duong
Thanh will give them a helping hand as they produce the two 3m by 5m artworks.
Including in the large
pieces will be seven smaller works, with themes on community sharing, landscape,
springtime and the Tet holiday.
TV stations in provinces,
including Binh Duong, Hau Giang and Quang Ninh, will also broadcast the auction.
"We want to support
community development, especially the growth of the younger generation,"
says Dang Thu Ha, a division director at Unilever Viet Nam.
Unilver is working with
HCM City Television, the Association Supporting the Disabled and Orphans on the
TV show, called Joining Hands for a Poor Children’s Tet.
"We have a special
interest in supporting educating children on humane values and Vietnamese
traditions of assisting people with difficulties," she said.
Unilever alone will donate
VND1.2 billion (US$700,000) to buy gifts for 10,000 underprivileged children.
Money from the auction will help increase the number of beneficiaries — VNS