Apirat Sugondhabhirom, consul general of Thailand in HCM City (right), presents a donation of more than VNĐ100 million and scholarships to Kỳ Quang 2 Pagoda’s Charity Centre in HCM City. — VNS Photo
HCM CITY — The Royal Thai Consulate General in HCM City has donated more than VNĐ100 million (US$4,500) and daily necessities including food, milk and stationery for disadvantaged children who are supported by Kỳ Quang 2 Pagoda’s Orphan Centre.
The donation marks the celebration of the 67th birthday anniversary of Thailand’s King Maha Vajiralongkorn.
The one-day event last Sunday (July 28) featured other activities including cooking and serving food to children and playing games with them. Scholarships for outstanding children living at the centre, which is home to more than 200 orphans, were also presented.
The Thai Consulate General staff, Thai businesses and the Thai community in HCM City contributed to the donations.
On the occasion, the Thai Consulate General, Thai businesses and members of the Thai community also donated VNĐ76 million to the HCM City Sponsoring Association for Poor Patients (HSAPP). The organisations have provided VNĐ3.4 billion so far to the HSAPP. — VNS