At last year's event (Photo: sggp.org.vn)  

HCM City (VNA) – The 21st festival for children with disabilities was held on May 31 at the Culture and Labour Palace of Ho Chi Minh City to celebrate the International Children’s Day.

Over 580 children from 16 schools for children with disabilities in Ho Chi Minh City and Mekong delta Can Tho city as well as the provinces of Dong Nai, An Giang and Ba Ria-Vung Tau participated in the event.

The festival created a playground for children with disabilities to attend various activities from sports, art performances to games challenges, helping enhance their life-skills and community integration.

An art performance took place under the programme to raise fund for disadvantaged children.

On June 1 evening, a programme, which introduces a project supporting surgery for children with cleft palate, will be held at the same venue. -VNA