Many activities supporting children have been carried out across the country on the occasion of the upcoming International Children’s Day (June 1).

In the southern province of Quang Nam, representatives from the Japan Democratic Women Association on May 28 visited and presented gifts to children in the provincial centre for Agent Orange/Dioxin victims and disadvantaged children.

The centre is now home to 100 children, 34 of them are the offspring of veterans exposed to Agent Orange/Dioxin during the war.

On the occasion, the provincial Association of Agent Orange/Dioxin victims offered 34 gift packages to children in the centre.

In response to Action Month for Children, the southern province of Dong Nai plans to present 350 gifts valued at 300,000 VND each to poor children and children from ethnic minority groups until June 1.

From June, the province will offer 50 scholarships worth two million VND each to children with disabilities and another package of 1,000 scholarships to poor children at a total cost of about 900 million VND.

Besides, it is scheduled to coordinate with local hospitals to provide free check-ups, medicine and operations for poor children with congenital malformation, while organising a summer camp for more than 1,200 children from ethnic minority groups.

In the central city of Da Nang, the provincial Department of Education and Training honoured 500 students with excellent exam results.

In the 2012-2013 academic year, 67 students from Da Nang won prizes at national contests.-VNA