|Vietnamese Vice President Võ Thị Ánh Xuân (centre, front row) and donors to children affected by COVID-19 during the 2022 edition of the Mùa xuân cho em (Spring for Children) programme. — VNA/VNS Photo Hoàng Hiếu|
HÀ NỘI — The 2022 “Mùa xuân cho em” (Spring for Children) programme raised more than VNĐ104 billion (US$4.58 million) to support disadvantaged and pandemic-hit children.
The 15th edition of the programme was held at the Hà Nội Opera House on Sunday night.
It is an annual programme launched by the National Fund for Vietnamese Children under the Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs. The programme also honours organisations and individuals who have made outstanding contributions to supporting disadvantaged children over the years.
Speaking at the event, Vice President Võ Thị Ánh Xuân, also Chairwoman of the NFVC, spoke highly of efforts made by businesses, organisations and individuals at home and abroad in joining hands with the Party and State to help more than 3,400 orphans as a result of COVID-19, and millions more children affected by the pandemic surmount difficulties and stabilise their lives.
She expressed hope that support for children will be bolstered going forward.
Last year, the fund mobilised more than VNĐ92 billion and assisted 115,000 children affected by the pandemic through different programmes and projects like building classrooms and playgrounds, financing surgeries and presenting bikes and scholarships. — VNS