The National Fund for Vietnamese Children (NFVC) plans to raise 87 billion VND (over 4 million USD) in 2014, up 40.3 percent against 2013, in a bid to care for 58,000 disadvantaged children.

The target was set during a NFVC meeting on March 18 chaired by Vice President Nguyen Thi Doan, who is also Chair of the fund.

Last year, the fund raised a total of 62 billion VND (2.91 million USD), equivalent to 125 percent of its yearly plan. Its support activities benefited 37,643 children across 63 cities and provinces.

Founded in 1992, NFVC aims to mobilise domestic and international resources for programmes to protect and care for children and give them education assistance.-VNA