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Children’s fund looks to $2 million funding for the needy

In Uncategorized on January 12, 2011 at 7:03 am

The National Fund for Vietnamese Children has said that it will try to raise VND40 billion (US$2 million) in order to carry out programs and help disable children of Vietnam this year.


Representatives from the National Fund for Vietnamese Children offer gifts to disable children in flood-hit region. (

The fund will organize three programs which will be broadcast live on television. The event on television hopes to raise money, from various individuals and organisations, in order to help disadvantaged children.

In another ceremony, which will be held at the Presidential Place in Hanoi, 55 outstanding children that have faced extreme hardship, will be honoured.

Furthermore, the fund will offer 2,500 scholarships to children in 63 cities and provinces, and in addition, give away 5,000 lifebuoys to children that live near rivers and waterways.

The fund also hopes to build 10 new projects and provide fresh water in over 10 cities and provinces around Vietnam. The project will also build five new schools and support 70 individuals that need heart operations in Vietnam.

Last year, the fund raised over VND90 billion ($4.5 million) and helped one million poor and disable children across the country.

Source: SGGP

Music performance, “Spring for needy Children”, to be held in Hanoi

In Uncategorized on December 24, 2010 at 4:22 am

Music performance, “Spring for needy Children”, to be held in Hanoi

QĐND – Wednesday, December 22, 2010, 20:34 (GMT+7)


The Vietnam Children Protection Fund, the Oxy Communications Joint-Stock Company and Vietnam Television, will hold a charity musical program for poor children entitled “The spring for needy children”, on Sunday evening at the Kim Ma Theatre, Hanoi.

Through the event, the Fund wants to call for more donations from individuals and organisations at home and abroad to support disadvantaged and needy children in Vietnam.

On this occasion, representatives of the Party and Government will grant 25 gifts to 25 poor and disadvantaged children in Hoa Binh, Bac Can and Quang Binh provinces. The Fund also receives VND 33 billion relief aid from 20 agencies, businesses and individuals at home and abroad.

Famous singers, Tung Duong, Khanh Linh, Minh Quan and Phuong Anh will entertain audience with many songs expressing their deep love and concern for disadvantaged children.

Source: CPV 

Translated by Van Hieu

Source: QDND

Quang Ngai gives bicycles to needy pupils

In Uncategorized on December 19, 2010 at 8:26 am

Quang Ngai gives bicycles to needy pupils

QĐND – Saturday, December 18, 2010, 22:18 (GMT+7)

PANO- On December 17th, the Vietnam Children Protection Fund (VCPF), in cooperation with the Military Commercial Joint Stock Bank (MB), held a ceremony at the Binh Son District People’s Committee, Quang Ngai Province, to give bicycles to 50 pupils whose families had been hard hit by the mid – November floods.

These 50 bicycles (worth 1 million each) are meaningful Christmas and New Year’s gifts for these flood victims in Quang Ngai Province.

This year the Military Bank poured 350 million VND in the Fund to support disadvantaged and needy children. 20 million VND are for children at the Vietnam Friendship Village (Van Canh commune, Hoai Duc District, Hanoi); the rest was spent on 45 scholarships, 15 bicycles, and 15 wheelchairs to disadvantaged children in Thua Thien- Hue Province. Also, essential gifts, such as, bicycles, beds, clothes, books, and food, were given to 150 flood – hit pupils in Khanh Hoa, Phu Yen, Binh Dinh Provinces; and to 100 children in An Giang and Quang Ngai Provinces.

Since early this year the MB has donated over 5 billion VND for carrying out diverse activities for community development.

The MB’s Motto is that each staff member becomes a humanitarian ambassador.

Translated by Van Hieu

Source: QDND

Free healthcare for needy people

In Uncategorized on October 29, 2010 at 4:45 pm

Free healthcare for needy people

QĐND – Friday, October 29, 2010, 23:22 (GMT+7)

Nearly 4,000 needy people in 11 communes in 11 districts in Ho Chi Minh City have benefited from a healthcare program named “Warm heart – For a better health”, organised by the Ho Chi Minh City’s Youth Union and the Hau Giang Pharmaceutical Joint Stock Company.

In early October, 450 social beneficiaries in Tan Tao Ward, Binh Tan District were given free health check-up and medicines.

Doctors from the Ho Chi Minh City Friendship Hospital and the Ho Chi Minh City Medicine and Pharmacy Hospital took part in the activities. On this occasion, they presented VND8 million to an 8 year-old old boy in the district who suffers from heart disease.

The total expense of the program has so far reached VND 600 million.

Source: TT

Translated by Duy Minh

Source: QDND

Needy provided free meal tickets at HCMC hospital

In Uncategorized on June 29, 2010 at 8:47 am

It was pitch dark at 4:40am when the patients’ relatives began lining up with bowls and lunch boxes ready to pack up a free meal for their sickly and injured loved ones.

Volunteers serve free breakfasts to poor patients at Cho Ray Hospital in HCMC (Photo: SGGP)

The line outside the guesthouse at Cho Ray Hospital in Ho Chi Minh City was a grateful one. Most were so poor that if the volunteers from the Poor Patient Sponsor Association hadn’t begun serving free breakfasts, they would have gone without.

A lorry carrying hot meals from the association’s Nhon Hoa Poor Patient Sponsor Branch slowly pulled up in front of the guesthouse.

By 5am, poor patients were being served their meals, and the “thank yous” were being passed around abundantly.

Ms. Muoi from the Mekong Delta Province of Kien Giang, who has taken care of her brother’s head injuries since he was in a traffic accident two months ago, said the free breakfast had helped ease the financial her family had been suffering from ever since her brother was hospitalized.

Nguyen Thi Kim Loan from the Mekong Delta Province of Long An has been loking after her father, a serious burn victim, at the hospital for a long time.

She said she was eternally grateful to the volunteers from bringing the free food.

Most of people gathered that morning said they hoped that the free breakfasts could be provided not only at Cho Ray Hospital, but also other hospitals as well.

Volunteer Ba Tam said that he and his friends had begun preparing the food at 11pm the night before. He said they cooked until 3am but still felt happy sharing the fruits of their labor with unlucky people.

The free breakfast program for poor patients was begun by the Nhon Hoa Poor Patient Sponsor Branch and Cho Ray Hospital in early March this year.

In just three months, the project has provided 50,000 rations, including rice dishes, porridge, noodles and bread, worth VND300 million (US$16,000) in total.

Source: SGGP

Youth help needy people

In Uncategorized on May 24, 2010 at 5:17 pm

SGGP, Vietcombank team up to help needy

In Uncategorized on March 24, 2010 at 3:23 pm

Vietcombank has announced it will work with Sai Gon Giai Phong to build 400 charitable homes and grant 1,000 scholarships to beneficiary families in 12 provinces along Truong Son road.

Through the charity program, called “Nghia tinh truong son” (Sentimental Attachment for Truong Son road), each province will receive 30 free houses for needy families and 100 scholarships for students.

Deputy chairwoman of the Vietcombank Labor Union, Truong Thi Thuy Nga, on March 23 said that SGGP and Vietcombank had agreed to fund VND40 billion (US$2.1 million) to build monuments, houses and grant scholarships to relatives of heroic martyrs in 12 provinces on Truong Son road.

To ensure the hand-over of the free homes to families on April 30, Vietcombank has asked its provincial branches to establish a steering committee to implement the project and directly disburse capital for the project.

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Australian university donates computers to needy kids

In Vietnam Education on November 20, 2009 at 10:49 am

Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology Vietnam has announced the donation of more than 250 computers to a range of different community organizations to assist in the education of young children.

RMIT Vietnam President Professor Merilyn Liddell (4th L) hands over computers to the Sai Gon Children’s Charity (Photo: Courtesy of RMIT)

The computers were presented November 19 to Mr. Nguyen Hoang Van, information technology manager and webmaster for Saigon Children’s Charity, and Mr. Ly Thanh from the Education Division, Binh Thanh District.
“We are delighted to be able to pass on many of the computers no longer being used by the university – as a result of our regular five-year upgrade program – to organizations which can pass them on to children who may not otherwise have access to this kind of equipment,” RMIT Vietnam President Professor Merilyn Liddell said today.
Receiving the first computers today, Saigon Children’s Charity Director Paul Finnis said the organization enjoyed a close working relationship with RMIT.
“We are delighted that we will now benefit from receiving these computers. They will be used at the Thang Long School for disadvantaged children and young people in District 4, and also for our own use in the office where we provide support to 3,500 disadvantaged children with school scholarships in Ho Chi Minh City and across southern Vietnam,” said Mr. Finnis.
Mr. Ly Thanh from the Education Division of Binh Thanh District thanked RMIT Vietnam and said the computers will be located in the Centres for Educational Community to assist in illiteracy eradication in Binh Thanh District.
Crown Worldwide Vietnam Ltd. is transporting the computers from RMIT free of charge. 

RMIT will also offer computers to HCM City’s Children Hospital I, the General Hospital in the central city of Da Nang, Blue Dragon Children’s Foundation and Australian Charity for the Children of Vietnam.

Source: SGGP Bookmark & Share

Needy children receive free dental care

In Social life on October 10, 2009 at 2:08 am

Needy children receive free dental care

QĐND – Wednesday, October 07, 2009, 20:6 (GMT+7)

More than 200 orphans and disadvantaged children in HCM City received free dental care under a five-day programme that began at the Maple Clinic in District 1 on Oct. 6.

Sponsored by the InterContinental Asiana Saigon, the dental examination and treatment will be provided by four dentists from the DentalClinics Nederland, a Dutch NGO.

The NGO is a collective of 40 dentists committed to providing preventive dental care and treatment to orphanages and underprivileged children in Vietnam.

Source: VNA

Source: QDND