Gala raises over 100 bln VND in support of children hinh anh 1Outstanding individuals honoured at the event for contributions to the caring for children (Photo: VNA)
Hanoi (VNA) – The National Fund for Vietnamese Children (NFVC) raised more than 100 billion VND from 40 individuals, organisations, businesses and philanthropists at home and abroad at a televised gala in Hanoi on January 14.

Speaking at the event, Vice President Dang Thi Ngoc Thinh said over the past 24 years, the NFVC has successfully fulfilled its task of linking domestic and foreign philanthropists together to rally resources for children in need of help.

Tens of thousands of children living with congenital heart disease and disabilities have received free treatment and medicines while hundreds of thousands of poor children accessed scholarships, toys and bicycles.

The total donations have amounted to over 5.4 trillion VND (234.7 million USD) and more than 30 million children have benefited from such support.

In 2016 alone, upwards 98 billion VND were used in support of 180,000 children.

Thinh also called on individuals and organisations at home and abroad to continue standing side by side with the NFVC and helping the poor, orphan and disabled children realise their dream.

On the occasion, the Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs presented certificates of merit to 24 units and individuals in honour of their dedication to child protection and care.-VNA