Many activities have been held across the country to help children of poor families enjoy a happy mid-autumn festival.

On September 16, the Central Council of the Ho Chi Minh Young Pioneer Organisation and the TH True Milk Group presented 1.2 million boxes of milk worth 8.68 billion VND (413,000 USD) to more than 100,000 poor children in Hanoi.

The programme will run until September 20.

On the occasion, the National Fund for Vietnamese Children (NFVC) organised mid-autumn festivals for 3,000 poor, disabled and ethnic minority children in some localities during which they received gifts worth 1 billion VND (47,000 USD) and partook in traditional folk games such as lantern parade and lion dance.

The NFVC plans to support unfortunate children in the country through other healthcare and education programmes with a total investment of nearly 50 billion VND.

Meanwhile, the Children’s Fund in the central province of Quang Nam spent around 200 million VND on gifts and free check-ups and medicines for local underprivileged children.

A series of activities will take place there from September 17-19 to welcome the Mid-Autumn Festival, including a lion dance contest for secondary students, a music performance, a lantern parade and lion dances.

In the central province of Binh Thuan , more than 1,000 gifts were awarded to children in the mountainous districts of Bac Binh and Ham Thuan Bac.

The province has also granted 300 scholarships to poor students with outstanding academic performance.-VNA