Former Vice State President Nguyen Thi Doan presented gifts to children at the fund-raising event. (Photo: VNA) 

Hanoi (VNA) – As many as 55 disadvantaged children from 11 provinces and cities gathered in Hanoi on May 30 where they met with State officials and donors.

Speaking at the event, Deputy Minister of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs Dao Hong Lan said the children had overcome difficulties to excel in their studies.

They have also managed to help support their families, she added.

Lan said she expected that these children will keep up their good work.

Among the children were visually impaired Nguyen Dang Khoa, a thirteen-year-old who came third place in a national contest on history, and ninth-grader Nguyen Thi Ngoc Tran who, despite living in poverty, has won several maths competitions.

The ceremony featured the children singing, dancing, and telling stories.

On the occasion, donations were given to the children.

This was the ninth time the National Fund for Vietnamese Children had held such an event.-VNA