Nearly 1,000 children from 24 care centres across Hanoi on January 19 gathered at the Hanoi Children’s Palace for an art festival.

The biennial event’s objective is to call for support from organisations and individuals for the disadvantaged children, therefore bringing them a better life.

Through music, songs and plays, the children expressed their thoughts, sentiments and dreams about a brighter future. They also built camps to introduce their self-made products while participating in an array of games.

According to Director of the Hanoi Children’s Palace Duong Viet Ha, all gifts mobilised at the event will be channelled to children in difficulty.

First held in 1994, the festival has affirmed its humanitarian values and received a warm response from the community. Particularly, many music talents such as Thanh Tung and Duy Cuong had been nurtured from such programmes.-VNA