Over 50,000 children nationwide have benefited from child protection and care projects conducted by the Vietnam Association for the Protection of Children’s Rights (VAPCR) over the last five years.

The information was revealed by VAPCR Vice President Do Duc Ngo at a press conference in Hanoi on November 12, which also announced the organisation of the association’s second congress.

During the period, the association implemented many practical and significant activities to assist disadvantaged children in the country, as well as intervened in and handled violations of children’s rights.

VAPCR has joined hands with the State and community to improve living conditions for a great number of children in many localities across the country, thus contributing to affirming its role and position in protecting, educating and caring for children.

The association will hold its second congress from November 16-17 in Hanoi to review the implementation of the first congress’ resolution and map out plans for the 2013-2018 term.

At the congress, participants will focus their discussion on solutions and resources to ensure the association’s activities in the time to come.

On the occasion, the congress will also commend individuals and organisations that made remarkable contributions to the association’s development in the last term.

Since its first congress in 2008, the association has established over 600 chapters in 25 provinces and cities nationwide with almost 19,000 members.-VNA