A girl at the Bà Chiểu Shelter in HCM City’s Bình Thạnh District draws her wish for a charity programme called Giving Mother’s Love that seeks to turn the dreams of orphans and abandoned children into reality. —Photo Courtesy of Woman Newspaper HCM City
Viet Nam News
HCM CITY — A charity programme called Giving Mother’s Love has been launched in HCM City to help orphans express their dreams and turn them into reality.
Starting yesterday Phụ Nữ (Woman) Online newspaper and New Zealand goat milk formula maker DG, the organisers, are visiting children at 10 social welfare centres to hear their stories and dreams and write about them in the newspaper in the next few days.
The centres will receive a donation of VNĐ5 million ($222) each from them.
The newspaper is also accepting submissions from orphaned children around the country at firstname.lastname@example.org
Each article chosen to be published will be awarded a prize of VNĐ3 million (US$131.6).
The programme will conclude with the newspaper collaborating with other donors to make the three “best” wishes come true on International Children’s Day, June 1.
According to the Department of Child Care and Protection, 156,000 out of 29 million children aged under 16 in Việt Nam are orphans.—VNS