Art programme “Nhung Trai Tim Dong Cam” (Sympathy Hearts) this year will donate over 1 billion VND (45,800 USD) to impoverished children and children with disabilities, said the organising board.

It will bring up the concert’s donation to children living in difficult circumstances to over 20 billion VND (916,200 USD) so far.

The 7th edition of the charity programme was organised by the Gia Dinh va Tre Em (Family and Children) magazine in association with the Vietnam Television (VTV) and the Nha Bao va Cong Luan (Journalist and Public Opinion) newspaper in response to the Action Month for Children and International Children’s Day (June 1).

The programme will be held at Hanoi Opera House and broadcast live on VTV2 channel on late May 30.

Vietnam has more than 6.7 million people with disabilities, including 1.2 million children, over 330,000 orphans and nearly 25,000 Orange/Dioxin victim children.

In addition, the organising board will donate part of sum raised during the event to provide free surgeries for eight children with congenital heart diseases and present 100 savings books, 30 scholarships and 100 gift packages to poor children nationwide.-VNA