HCM City holds various activities for children on Mid-Autumn festival hinh anh 1Illustrative image (Source: VNA)

HCM City (VNA) Ho Chi Minh City has launched various activities to ensure children, especially disadvantaged children, can enjoy a warm and fun Mid-Autumn Festival.

On September 8, the municipal Department of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs and the city Youth Culture House organized a Mid-Autumn Festival programme for orphans and handicapped children in social welfare centres.

During the programme, the children had a chance to participate in folk games and entertainment activities. The organizing board also presented scholarships and gifts to them.

From September 8-13, the city has implemented another programme targeting 3,200 children in special circumstances or facing risks of falling into such circumstances.

Tran Ngoc Son, Vice Director of the municipal Department of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs said that efforts in caring for disadvantaged children aim to not only bring joy to the children but also raise public awareness of their responsibility in protecting, caring and educating children.

On the occasion, the municipal Youth Union also held a programme for more than 6,700 children living in welfare facilities in the city outskirt.

The city’s Centre for Support of Young Worker will present more than 2,000 gifts to local children. Mid-Autumn festivals will be held for children of workers in local industrial parks and export processing zones, as well as those receiving treatment in the Children Hospitals 1 and 2.

Along with caring for children in the city, local departments, organizations and companies have also held activities to bring a happy festival for children in nearby localities such as Binh Duong, Lam Dong, Dong Thap and Ben Tre.

The Mid-Autumn Festival, which falls on September 13 this year, is considered an exclusive occasion for children.-VNA