Female correspondents devote themselves to charity work

June, 22/2022 - 07:32

Correspondents from the Việt Nam Women's Journalists Club are busy preparing volunteer trips for when the COVID-19 pandemic is under control.

 

Women from Việt Nam Women's Journalists Club prepare gifts for a volunteer trip. —Photo courtesy of the club

HÀ NỘI — Correspondents from the Việt Nam Women's Journalists Club are busy preparing volunteer trips for when the COVID-19 pandemic is under control.

Vũ Thị Tuyết Nhung, the 65-year-old correspondent from the club, told Tin Tức (News) online newspaper that the club is expected to present gifts to former youth volunteers in difficult circumstances in Hà Nam Province next month, on War Invalids and Martyrs Day on July 27.

"Every year, we organise many charity activities to help the poor, especially on the occasion of great national holidays," Nhung said. 

"We give gifts to poor families on Tết holiday; support capital and seedlings for poor women on the occasion of Women's Day; help poor labourers on International Labour Day or children on the International Children's Day and support former youth volunteers in July."

From October, the club focused on supporting people in flood-prone areas, visiting young hospital patients or supporting orphans, said Nhung. 

The club has 100 members who organised many charity trips, helping many disadvantaged people across the country over the past 20 years.

That is the effort of female journalists. They retired but have not stopped working and paying attention to the issues of society and the community.

"During a trip to Văn Chấn District, the home of Dao ethnic families in Yên Bái Province, we witnessed the poverty of the local people. Their faces look pale in the cold weather," said Nhung.

Nhung said in previous years, residents planted palm trees for oil to earn a living. In recent years, they lost income from palm trees because traders stopped buying them.

"We presented gifts to them and also decided to come back to this place next year," Nhung said 

"In the Mid-Autumn Festival after that year, we returned and organised a jubilant festival for the children. We were happy when we saw the children having fun on that day."

Talking about calling donations, Nhung said that all donations were publicised and transparent. 

"The club's members try to arouse people's joy and humanist values in doing charity. Joy is so easy to multiply and it's easy to spread,” she said. 

"We do charity work, not for our achievements. We think we have to do something for the community. We also want to spread that spirit not only among our relatives but also with friends around us who also join hands and efforts for the club's activities," said Nhung. — VNS