The association of Vietnamese people in Norway raised 40,000 NOK (5,700 USD) during a recent charity night held in Oslo in support of poor and disabled children in Vietnam.

Speaking at the annual event, the association’s Chairman Pham Thanh Pha thanked the overseas Vietnamese (OV) in Norway for their support for disadvantaged children in their homeland.

He expressed hope that they will continue participating in charity activities in the coming time as one of the activities towards their native country.

On behalf of the Vietnamese Embassy in Norway, Minister Counselor Le Thanh Binh praised the active contributions of the OVs and their association to easing difficulties for Vietnamese children with difficulties.

On this occasion, the embassy representative introduced a free Vietnamese learning website created by the Ministry of Education and Training which aims to uphold and develop the Vietnamese language and culture in the community.

Earlier in July 2014, the association raised 6,000 USD for Vietnam’s coast guard forces.-VNA