Help extended to disadvantaged people hinh anh 1SEVT presents wheelchairs to disabled children (Source:

One hundred wheelchairs were presented to children with disabilities in the northern province of Thai Nguyen on August 12 as part of the Samsung Electronic Vietnam (SEV)’s charitable programmes.

The provincial Department of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs in conjunction with the Samsung Electronic Vietnam Thai Nguyen (SEVT) granted the gifts worth nearly 150 million VND (6,750 USD).

Thai Nguyen is now home to 25,000 people with disabilities, including 2,500 children, of whom 14,000 receive monthly welfare benefits.

The same day, the Dak Lak provincial Children’s Fund granted scholarships to 364 needy students, each worth 700,000 VND (31.5 USD) – 1.2 million VND (54 USD), including cash and books.

So far, the fund has raised over 2 billion VND (90,000 USD) to support disabled children in the forms of free health check-ups and surgery as well as build kindergartens and orphanages in remote areas.

Two companies, Vifon and Bao Viet Life Insurance, also donated 48 bicycles to children from impoverished families.

Meanwhile, the People’s Committee of central Quang Binh province will set aside over 1.7 billion VND (76,500 USD) from local budget to build storm and flood-proof houses for 136 poor households in Bo Trach, Tuyen Hoa, and Quang Ninh districts.-VNA