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5.7 billion VND for disadvantaged people and orphaned children

In Uncategorized on January 8, 2011 at 4:09 am

5.7 billion VND for disadvantaged people and orphaned children

QĐND – Friday, January 07, 2011, 21:31 (GMT+7)

The Hanoi Fund for Disabled People and Orphaned children has reviewed its operations in 2010 and worked out tasks for this year.

Last year, the organisation were able to present 1,428 wheelchairs for disable people, 665 bicycles for orphaned children, 1,047 scholarships to needy pupils thanks to more than 5.7 billion VND raised from groups and individuals inside and outside the country.

This year, the Association plans to focus activities on providing vocational training for disadvantaged people to enable them integrate in the society, and offering more scholarships for orphaned children.

Source: HNM

Translated by Duy Minh

Source: QDND

Int’l charity bazaar to raise funds for disadvantaged people

In Uncategorized on November 19, 2010 at 7:26 am

Union for benefit of disadvantaged people

In Uncategorized on November 16, 2010 at 9:25 am

16 disadvantaged students to enjoy summer camp

In Uncategorized on August 12, 2010 at 7:22 pm

16 disadvantaged students to enjoy summer camp

QĐND – Thursday, August 12, 2010, 20:34 (GMT+7)

PANO – The US Embassy in Hanoi is organizing a summer camp for the recipients of the English Access Microscholarship Program in Cat Ba, Hai Phong city from August 13th to 16th.

The Access Summer Camp 2010 will bring together 16 current participants in the English Access Microscholarship Program in a series of academic workshops designed to develop the students’ English skills, social skills and volunteerism.

Several English teachers in Vietnam on the Fulbright Scholarship Program, along with NGO leaders and Vietnamese university students who have participated in other US Government-sponsored exchange programs will also join the summer camp.

The current 16 Access students are talented students from the lower secondary schools in the suburban districts of Hanoi.

This is Vietnam’s first group of Access students since the scholarship program was inaugurated in Vietnam in 2009.

The students were selected from 40 applicants via a competitive and fair selection process that included nominations by applicants’ schools, clearance by the Hanoi Department of Education and Training, as well as interviews by the US Embassy in Hanoi.

Funded by the US Government, the English Access Microscholarship Program provides a foundation of English language skills to talents aged 14 to 18 years who come from disadvantaged sectors through after school classes and intensive sessions.  The program also provides participants the opportunity to increase their ability to participate successfully in the socio-economic development of their countries, and to improve their chances of participating in US educational exchange programs in the future.

Mai Huong
Photo: 60s

Source: QDND

Projects expected to benefit disadvantaged people

In Uncategorized on July 16, 2010 at 8:45 am

The World Bank and the State Bank of Vietnam July 15 signed a credit of USD$ 100 million to create the Project Preparation Technical Assistance Facility Project, which will aim to speed up and improve the preparation phase public projects and curtail implementation delays that have become commonplace. 

Public investments in Vietnam generally, and infrastructure investments in particular, often face difficulties in keeping to schedule and are frequently delayed.

By the end of 2008, US$11 billion in funds from the Official Development Assistance (ODA) not yet been disbursed, and this figure could well increase unless project start-up delays are substantially reduced. This delay in investment implementation deprives the Vietnamese economy of substantial economic and social benefits.

As development projects will continue to be in high demand in all economic and social sectors, this new program has been designed to improve quality at entry, shorten preparation periods and increase the capacity of government agencies and the national consulting industry to produce project preparation documents of good quality within an acceptable timeframe.

“By improving the speed and quality of preparation work, the project is expected to accelerate project start-up and disbursements, thus enabling beneficiaries to quickly realize the economic and social benefits from investments supported through the project,” said Victoria Kwakwa, the World Bank Country Director for Vietnam.

The project is expected to be implemented from October 2010 to October 2015.  Funding for the project comes from the International Development Association (IDA), the World Bank’s source of funding for low-income countries.

Source: SGGP

More support for disadvantaged children

In Uncategorized on July 15, 2010 at 8:57 am

More support for disadvantaged children

QĐND – Tuesday, July 13, 2010, 20:57 (GMT+7)

PANO – The Coeur De Bambou Organisation will provide funding of over VND114 million for 75 eye operations for disadvantaged children in Thanh Hoa Province.

On July 12th, Mrs Vu Anh Dao, Director of the National Fund for Vietnamese Children and Mr. Claude Leonard, President of the Coeur De Bambou Organisation, signed a memorandum of understanding on the support.

Accordingly, these eye operations for disadvantaged children will be carried out in July and August. Each operation costs about 1,500.000 VND.

The activities are under the program entitled ‘Children’s look’ launched by the National Fund for Vietnamese Children. From 1998 to 2009, the program provided operations worth nearly 30 billion VND to 24,557 disavantaged children.

Earlier, the Coeur De Bambou Organisation granted VND353 million for eye surgeries for 150 children with visual impairments in Thanh Hoa, Thai Binh, Ninh Binh and Lang Son provinces. The organisation also funded vocational training for poor children in Binh Luc District in Ha Nam Province.

Translated by Duy Minh

Source: QDND

Disadvantaged students offered chances for integration

In Uncategorized on June 28, 2010 at 4:50 pm

Disadvantaged students offered chances for integration

QĐND – Monday, June 28, 2010, 22:7 (GMT+7)

A seminar on integration education model for disadvantaged secondary students was held in Hanoi on June 28.

This is the first pilot model being implemented in Vietnam’s northern Ninh Binh province and central Quang Nam province in order to increase chances and conditions for disabled and disadvantaged students to enjoy education at junior secondary schools.

The project focuses on raising capacity for teachers, education managers and community, preparing conditions for disabled children to integrate, and providing special support for them.

Over 4,000 pupils at nine targeted schools have benefited from the project, while 760 staffs and teachers have been trained to improve their skills.

The pilot implementation of the model is a premise to create favourable conditions for disabled students to pursuit higher education.

Source: VNA

Source: QDND

Disadvantaged children receive 480 packages of Lego

In Vietnam Society on January 12, 2010 at 12:34 pm

The Ho Chi Minh City Child Welfare Foundation coordinated with the Viet Tinh Anh Joint Stock Company January 10 to offer disadvantaged, orphaned and disabled children 480 packages of Lego toys worth VND2.5 billion (US$13,000).

Students from HCMC’s Minh Dao Primary School take part in a Lego competition themed “Children’s Dream” on January 10 at the Inter Continental Asiana Saigon Hotel in HCMC. (Photo: SGGP)

A ceremony was held at the Inter Continental Asiana Saigon Hotel to offer the gifts to the children from Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City and Can Tho City.

More than 500 children from charitable centers, and 150 children from Minh Dao Primary School in HCMC’s District 5, took part in a Lego-assembling competition themed “Children’s Dream” during the ceremony.

The toys were offered by Denmark’s Lego Group in conjunction with the Viet Tinh Anh Joint Stock Company following an official visit by the Queen of Denmark in November 2009.

Lego Group’s flagship product, Lego, consists of colorful interlocking plastic bricks and an accompanying array of gears, minifigures and various other parts. Lego bricks can be assembled and connected in many ways to construct such objects as vehicles, buildings, and even working robots. Anything constructed can then be taken apart again, and the pieces used to make other objects.

The toys were originally designed in the 1930s in Europe and have achieved an international appeal with an extensive subculture that supports Lego movies, games, competitions, and four Lego-themed amusement parks.

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Hotel Equatorial does the good for disadvantaged children

In Vietnam Society on December 11, 2009 at 4:16 am

The five-star hotel Equatorial in Ho Chi Minh City is seeking to bring some funding and smiles to disadvantaged children here via a charity program throughout this month.

An exhibition of Christmas wreaths, named “Dolls Paradise” reflecting joy and happiness of children around the world, is for sale at the hotel’s lobby during December. The wreaths were made by students of the Fashion Design Class of Bach Viet College and University of Technology Ho Chi Minh City.

Equatorial general manager James Montenegro says half of the proceeds will go into a fund for disadvantaged children, and the other half will be given to School for Deaf Children Anh Minh, Hy Vong 1 School, School for Blind Children Nhat Hong, and Gia Dinh School for Disabled Children.

(From R) Actor Chi Bao, fashion model Ha Anh and Equatorial general manager Montenegro present Christmas gifts to children invited to the hotel’s Xmas tree lighting ceremony on Dec. 10 (Photo: Thuy Nguyen)

The donations will be used to fund next year’s making of Christmas wreaths and to train the students.

The Equatorial invited 80 disadvantaged children of the Gia Dinh School, Hoa Binh Village and the Ky Quang Orphanage to a festive dinner which was part of the hotel’s annual Christmas tree lighting ceremony on Dec. 10. General manager Montenegro, Equatorial ambassadors – fashion model Vu Ha Anh and actor Chi Bao – and staff presented Christmas gifts to the children.

Hoa Binh (Peace) Village, located in Tu Du Hospital, is home to more than 60 disabled children. Most of them have serious physical and mental defects.

Ky Quang Orphanage inside Ky Quang Pagoda in Go Vap District provides a home and vocational training for orphaned, handicapped and HIV infected children from newborn to 17 years of age.

Gia Dinh School for Disabled Children specializes in training of mentally disabled children and helps them develop skills and integrate them into the society.

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People bring Mid-Fall Festival atmosphere to disadvantaged kids

In Vietnam Society on September 22, 2009 at 1:04 pm

To bring joy to disadvantaged children on the occasion of the upcoming Mid-Festival (October 3), businesses, organizations and agencies nationwide are taking gifts to children living in orphanages, centers for children with disabilities and children being treated in hospitals.


In Ho Chi Minh City on September 20, Huynh Van Khanh, chairman of the of Board of Directors and general manager of New Technique, visited the Center for Disadvantaged Children, 38 Tu Xuong Street, District 3, to donate 300 3D lanterns to the orphans and disabled kids.

A representative of Maritime Bank and some patients at the Oncology Department of the Vietnam National Hospital of Pediatrics (Photo: SGGP)

Earlier on September 13, representatives from the company also visited Thien Duyen Center for Disabled Children in Phu Hoa Dong Commune, Cu Chi District, to donate gifts to 120 children who are deaf and mute or have cerebral palsy.

In Hanoi on September 17, representatives from the Maritime Bank and Mai Phuong Thuy, Miss Vietnam 2006, paid a visit to the Vietnam National Hospital of Pediatrics to present gifts to 80 children who were undergoing treatment at the Oncology Department. 

Source: SGGP