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Charity walk invites donations for poor children in Binh Thuan

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The charity walk in Phan Thiet City, central Binh Thuan province on July 19 (Photo: VNA)

Binh Thuan (VNA) – Thousands people joined a charity walk in Phan Thiet City, central Binh Thuan province in the morning of July 19 to raise funds for disadvantaged children in the province.

The event was organised by the National Fund for Vietnamese Children in partnership with the provincial People’s Committee and Bao Viet Life Corporation.

More than 1,200 employees of the Bao Viet Life Corporation together with a large crowd of local residents walked 1.6 kilometres along Nguyen Tat Thanh and Ton Duc Thang streets to invite donations for the fund “Gan ket yeu thuong – Vui buoc den truong” (Connecting love – Joyfully walking to school).

At the opening ceremony of the event, the Bao Viet Life Corporation presented bicycles and schoolbags to 50 underprivileged students with outstanding academic results as part of the firm’s scholarship programme, worth over 3 billion VND (134,520 USD), for studious children across the country.

It also donated 200 million VND (8,970 USD) to the Fund for Vietnamese Children’s Binh Thuan chapter, to support local children in need.

The event was among a series of charity walks for children held in Quang Ninh, Da Nang and Binh Thuan, said Deputy Minister of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs Dao Hong Lan.

The National Fund for Vietnamese Children and its municipal and provincial chapters have raised more than 5 trillion VND (224.2 million USD) in financial support for over 30 million children from difficult backgrounds nationwide, over the past 24 years.-VNA
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