Programme supports children affected by COVID-19 hinh anh 1Illustrative image (Source: VNA)
Hanoi (VNA) – The 2022 “Mua xuan cho em” (Spring for Children) programme will target children affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, heard a press conference in Hanoi on January 15.

In its 15th edition, the programme is scheduled to be held at the Hanoi Opera House on January 9 night, the National Fund for Vietnamese Children (NFVC) under the Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs (MoLISA) said at the press conference.

The event is expected to receive nearly 80 billion VND (3.51 million USD) from organisations, individuals, businesses and donors at home and abroad to support needy children.

NFVC Director Hoang Van Tien said since its inception, the programme has mobilised more than 1.2 trillion VND and provided help for nearly 1 million children.

The January 9 event aims to call for support to orphans in general and those who have lost their parents to COVID-19 in particular, he noted.

Last year, the fund mobilised more than 92 billion VND and assisted 115,000 children affected by the pandemic through different programmes and projects like building classrooms and entertainment areas, financing surgeries and presenting bikes and scholarships to the disadvantaged children./.