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Over 16.5 billion VND raised for disabled people

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12th "One heart - One world" programme (Source: molisa.gov.vn)
Hanoi (VNA) – More than 16.5 billion VND (727,980 USD) was raised at an art programme held in Hanoi on April 12 to support people with disabilities and orphans.

The “One heart – One world” programme was organised by the Association for the Support of Vietnamese Handicapped and Orphans (ASVHO) and the Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs.

The annual event is to raise money for activities to improve quality of life for disabled people and orphans.

Established in April 1992, the ASVHO aims to protect the legitimate rights and interests of disabled people and orphans.

It has raised more than 2.5 trillion VND (110.3 million USD) and received 268.2 billion VND (11.8 million USD) from the State budget to assist the disabled and poor with orthopedic surgery and rehabilitation, cataract surgery, vocational training, and wheelchairs and bicycles.

The association has supported some 9.8 million handicapped people and orphans across the country.-VNA
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