Viet Nam News
HCM CITY— Soldiers of the Military Staff Board in Bình Phước Province’s Bù Đốp District and members of the HCM Communist Youth Union in the district’s Hưng Phước border commune have made hundreds of lanterns for children on the occasion of the Mid-Autumn Festival, or Full Moon Festival, falling on September 24.
Children who live in rural and border gate areas nationwide have enjoyed a warm Mid-Autumn Festival thanks to other charity programmes.
The programmes have been held by many different state-owned organisations in co-operation with companies.
On September 23, nearly 800 children from shelters and charity schools in HCM City and Bình Dương Province will be expected to attend a programme called Dreamed Mid-Autum Festival in the city’s Book Street on Nguyễn Văn Bình Street in District 1.
In the programme, they will be presented with gifts including bags, candy, cakes and notebooks.
Meals also will be provided to them. Moreover, they will play traditional games such as decorating lanterns and others and enjoy lion dance and magic shows.
On the occasion of Mid-Autumn festival, the Child Protection Fund of Bình Dương province also held a Mid-Autumn Festival and Scholarship Granting for Disadvantaged Students and Children programme on September 19.
As the part of the programme, URC Vietnam, which is a subsidiary of URC Philippines and is 100 per cent owned by URC, presented 30 scholarships and 200 gifts to the programme’s beneficiaries.
The programme also featured a variety of activities that benefit needy children, including visits to historical places and many playful exchange activities.
At the programme, the Child Protection Fund granted bicycles, computers and a total of 1,000 Mid-Autumn gifts for children.
On September 15, the Youth Social Work Centre of HCM City co-operated with charity groups and clubs to hold a programme with the title of Childhood Moon 2018 at Hưng Long Secondary School in the city’s outlying Bình Chánh District.
In the programme, more than 300 disadvantaged children in the district’s Hưng Long Commune were helped to make lanterns and have their hair cut.
They enjoyed music shows and were taught knowledge about traffic safety, and were given helmets.
The centre is carrying out entertainment programmes for child patients in pediatric hospitals in Bà Rịa-Vũng Tàu Province’s Long Điền District, Vĩnh Long and Bình Thuận provinces.
Bình Thuận Province’s HCM Communist Youth Union has carried out many programmes for children in the province’s remote communes of Phú Lạc, Mỹ Thạnh and La Dạ where ethnic minority groups including K’ho and Raglai live.
The province People’s Committee has instructed relevant agencies to carry out many activities for children to enjoy the traditional Mid-Autumn Festival. — VNS