Programme to bring Tet to disadvantaged children hinh anh 1The 11th “Spring for children” programme aims to present gifts to children on the occasion of Tet holiday (Photo VNA)

Hano​i (VNA)
– The 11th “Spring for children” programme will be held at the Hanoi Opera House on January 21 and broadcast live on VTV2 of the Vietnam Television.

Jointly organised by the Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs (MoLISA) and the National Fund for Vietnamese Children (NFVC), the programme aims to present gifts to underprivileged children on the occasion of the traditional Lunar New Year (Tet holiday).

Speaking at a press conference in Hanoi on January 16, Director of the NFVC Hoang Van Tien said the MoLISA will grant certificates of merit to nine units and individuals with notable achievements in child care and protection in 2017.

The NFVC will also honour children who overcame difficulties to reap outstanding academic outcomes.

The programme will highlight activities to build boarding schools for children in the mountainous area of Ngan Son district in the northern Bac Kan province.

It is expected to receive funding worth about 70-80 billion VND (over 3 million USD) from 50 units.

In 2017, the NFVC spent over 79 billion VND (3.5 million USD) supporting 106,400 children via health care, nutrition, and education programmes. 

In 2018, the fund aims to mobilise about 10.5 billion VND (463,000 USD) to support nearly 120,000 children.

Since it was held in 2008, the “Spring for children” programme has raised hundreds of billions of VND to assist poor children nationwide.-VNA