The “Real Life Journey” campaign was launched by the National Fund for Vietnamese Children (NFVC) in northern mountainous Son La province on March 12.

This year’s “journey” includes 15 cycling events throughout the country to promote road accident prevention and environmental protection, raise funds and present bicycles to disadvantaged children.

Some 1,000 bicycles will be distributed to impoverished children in 25 cities and provinces nationwide.

During the launching ceremony, AIA Life Insurance Group Vietnam presented local children with 50 bicycles and 50 gifts valued at 90 million VND (4,215 USD).

Deputy Minister of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs Dao Hong Lan highly spoke of the support from sponsors for Vietnamese children and expressed his hopes that the NFVC will continue working closely with sponsors and localities to run the campaign effectively.

He also expects the “Real Life Journey” events to help raise a strong sense of communal responsibility for childcare and protection.

Established in 2014, the “Real Life Journey” and its series of charitable cycling events has provided impoverished children with roughly 900 bicycles and 2,000 scholarships and gifts thus far.-VNA