Outstanding donors for child care activities in 2018 honoured
Updated : Tuesday, January 08, 2019 9:30 AM (GMT+0700)

Vice President Dang ThiNgoc Thinh, who is also Chairwoman of the National Fund for Vietnamese Children(NFVC) Sponsorship Council, held a meeting in Hanoi on January 6 with outstandingdonors who had great contributions to activities for children in 2018.

Outstanding donors for child care activities in 2018 honoured - Source: VNA

Praising the positive contributions of individuals, units,enterprises and members of the NFVC to the care for children, Thinh highlightedthe pervasive effects of child care and education programmes last year.

According to the Vice President, the NFVC has become moreprestigious and attracted the participation of many donors.

The Vice President voiced her hope that organisations,individuals and enterprises at home and abroad will maintain theircontributions both materially and spiritually to support more and more poorchildren and those living in underprivileged circumstances.

In 2018, the fund raised 101 billion VND (4.36 million USD)to help nearly 105,000 disadvantaged children by providing them with freesurgical operations, scholarships, learning aids and bicycles or organisingfestivals for them.

However, there are still 1.5 million children fromdisadvantaged backgrounds across the country and nearly 2.5 million could drop outof school.

Therefore, the fund set a target of mobilising 90 billion VNDfrom both domestic and foreign resources for the care for, protection andeducation of children, thus helping promote four child rights: the right tolife, the right to protection, the right to development and the right toparticipation.

On the same day, the NFVC collaborated with the Ministry ofLabour, Invalids and Social Affairs (MoLISA) to organise the 12th“Mua xuan cho em” (Spring for children) programme.

Addressing the event, Vice President Thinh affirmed that overthe past years, the Party and State have paid special attention to children,especially those living in disadvantaged circumstances.

On this occasion, the NFVC received over 150 billion VND(6.47 million USD) from domestic and foreign organisations, individuals andenterprises in support of underprivileged children.

The MoLISA presented certificates of merits to 13 units andindividuals for their outstanding achievements in the protection of and carefor children in 2018.

Source: VNA

Write your comment here
© PhuYen Newspaper- Editorial Board: 62 Le Duan, Tuy Hoa City, Phu Yen Province
Tel: (84-057).2211110 - (84-057).3842488, Fax: (84-057).3841275
Email: tsbpy@dng.vnn.vn
Designed by nTek