Diplomats from a number of foreign embassies in Vietnam and representatives from domestic and international organisations on July 18 visited and granted gifts to children in Thien Phuc Humanitarian Centre in the northern province of Bac Giang.

The activity is in response to the International Day of Nelson Mandela (July 18).

In November 2009, the United Nations declared July 18 th as Nelson Mandela International Day to recognise the contributions of the former South African President, who devoted 67 years of his life to his community, his country and the world in promoting a culture of peace and freedom.

On the occasion, the diplomats and representatives from such organisations as Hong Leong Bank, the Press Club, An ninh Thu do (Capital Security) newspaper and Hanel Vietnam Limited Company handed over six sewing machines, two sets of TV and five electric fans to orphans and disabled children in the centre.

Founded in 2010, Thien Phuc Humanitarian Centre is home to 35 orphans, disabled and disadvantaged people and sponsors 47 orphans.

The centre is working with the Vietnam Union of Science and Technology Associations to carry out a project on building a centre for orphans and disabled worth about 200 billion VND under international sponsorship in Tan My commune, Bac Giang city./.