|Children living with HIV are taken care of at a social sponsoring centre. — Photo vov.vn|Viet Nam News
HÀ NỘI — A painting contest, with the theme of protecting and caring for children infected with HIV, opened yesterday in Hà Nội.
It was launched by the Department of Child Care and Protection and by Family and Children Magazine under the Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs.
The contest calls for society to protect and help children living with HIV and to prevent discrimination against them.
Vietnamese and foreign children, aged between 6 and 16, who live in Việt Nam, can join the contest.
Paintings should be sent to No 139 Nguyễn Thái Học Street, Ba Đình District, Hà Nội, or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org before October 30.
Awards are VNĐ500,000-VND5 million (US$20-$200).
The award ceremony will be organised in November in response to the National Action Month on HIV/AIDS Prevention and Control. — VNS