A cultural and art week raising fund for the building of a 100-student school in Yen Minh district, the northern province of Ha Giang is underway in Hanoi from June 1-7.

The school project costs an estimated 400 million VND (19,000 USD), with three fourths of which have been contributed by over 170 philanthropists nationwide.

The week, as part of the “Art from the heart” programme, features a range of activities from live music, a handcraft leather do-it-yourself workshop, a Bellydance and Bollywood dance class, and a vegetarian feast.

It is initiated by a community charity group that was established in 2013 with a mission to cultivate child education in remote areas via school construction and equipment donation.

One year after its launch, 260 million VND (12,380 USD) has been raised in support of building a pre-school in Moc Chau district, the northern mountainous province of Son La.-VNA