100 orphans to participate Sunflower Summer Camp in Hà Nội

June 02, 2023 - 08:33
The programme focuses on encouraging local women where orphans are living to volunteer to raise and take care of the orphaned children daily.
Disadvantaged children receive gifts on Thursday in the Central Highlands province of Kon Tum.—VNA/VNS Photo Khoa Chương

HÀ NỘI — Around 100 orphans will take part in the Sunflower Summer Camp between June 7 and 8 at the Viettel Academy in Thạch Hòa Commune, Thạch Thất District in Hà Nội.

The event, responding the Action Month for Children (June) and the Việt Nam Family Day (June 28), is co-organised by the Việt Nam Women’s Union and the General Department of Politics of the Vietnamese People's Army.

It aims to be an opportunity for orphans to receive sponsorship by the Godmother Programme launched by the union.

During the event, many activities will be held for the orphans, including meeting with leaders of the Party and State, visiting the Mausoleum of President Hồ Chí Minh and Uncle Hồ's Stilt House as well as participating in team-building games, skill training courses and a summer camp gala.

At the gala, the union will announce achievements after two years of implementing the programme and the list of orphans that the programme will sponsor this year.

In October 2021, the union launched the programme with the aim of mobilising and connecting individuals and organisations to support orphaned children due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The programme focuses on encouraging local women where orphans are living to volunteer to raise and take care of the orphaned children daily.

The programme has mobilised over VNĐ115 billion (US$4.9 million), sponsoring 19,760 orphans so far, including over 3,000 orphans due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Also responding to the action month for children, localities nationwide organised a range of activities yesterday. 

In the Mekong Delta city of Cần Thơ, the Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs Department and the city’s Youth Union launched the Action Month for Children in the city with the theme “Joining hands to reduce harm to children".

Speaking at the launching ceremony, the deputy chairman of the People's Committee of the city Nguyễn Thực Hiện said that local departments and sectors have to the carryout movements and activities for children with the goal of "giving the best things for children" by listening to the children with hearts and protecting children with actions.

He told agencies to strengthen connections, mobilise the private sector to organise entertainment activities for the children and ensure that all children in the city enjoy social security policies as prescribed.

In the Central Highlands province of Kon Tum, the province’s Association for the Protection of Children's Rights and the Protection of People with Disabilities yesterday held a ceremony to give gifts to 100 disadvantaged children, who achieved good academic results in the school year 2022-23.

Deputy chairman of the provincial People’s Committee Y Ngọc told the association to further mobilise organisations and individuals inside and outside the province to give more support to disadvantaged children and people with disabilities in the future.— VNS