|Phụ Nữ (Woman) newspaper and New Zealand goat milk formula maker organise a charity event at the Tam Bình Social Welfare Centre for Children in HCM City’s Thủ Đức District. — Photo courtesy of Woman newspaper. |Viet Nam News
HCM CITY — A charity programme called Giving Mother’s Love has helped turn into reality some of the dreams of children living in 11 social welfare centres and shelters in HCM City.
Đoàn Nhật Minh from the central city of Đà Nẵng, who lives in Tam Bình Social Welfare Centre for Children in Thủ Đức District, wore the uniform of a firefighter and spoke about his dream of becoming a firefighter or rescuer after watching his hometown become flooded on television.
The programme also took him to an amusement arcade for children, where one of the attractions was simulation by visitors of many different occupations.
Đinh Thị Hoài Hương, an educator at Hoa Sen Shelter in Hóc Môn District, said through the programme she and her colleagues understood the dreams and thoughts of the children living in the shelter.
There was a drawing and writing contest for the children to express their dreams.
The two-month programme, meant for kids aged six to 14, held a review ceremony on June 2 upon completion.
It was sponsored by Phụ Nữ (Woman) newspaper and New Zealand goat milk formula maker DG.
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