Vice President Dang Thi Ngoc Thinh takes over the Chair of the Council of the National Fund for Vietnamese Children (Photo: baodansinh.vn)

Hanoi (VNA) – Vice President Dang Thi Ngoc Thinh took over the Chair of the Council of the National Fund for Vietnamese Children (NFVC) from former Vice President Nguyen Thi Doan at a ceremony in Hanoi on October 27. 

Addressing the ceremony, former Vice President Nguyen Thi Doan expressed thanks to the council’s members and domestic and foreign donors who have worked closely with her and the fund over the past four years to improve welfare for Vietnamese children. 

Vice President Dang Thi Ngoc Thinh praised the hard work and dedication of the NFVC council members, particularly former Vice President Nguyen Thi Doan in the past tenure, to the cause of child protection and care. 

She pledged to continue making efforts to build on the achievements made by the fund. 

The NFVC is the only State-run fund for mobilizing resources for the child protection, care and education cause. After nearly 25 years in operation, the fund has raised more than 5 trillion VND (225 million USD) and provided support to over 30 million children from disadvantaged background. 

The fund has set the goal of raising 80 billion VND (3.6 million USD) and offering support to 55,000 children each year. 

On the occasion, agencies and organisations committed more than 18 billion VND (810,000 USD) to the fund.-VNA