Programme calls for joint efforts to ensure that children do not grow up alone
Wednesday, 2017-09-13 11:31:40
NDO – A programme entitled ‘A Jar of Love’ was launched in Ho Chi Minh City, on September 12, by the Vietnam SOS Children’s Villages to call for joint efforts to ensure that children don’t grow up alone.
The programme, the second of its kind, targets seeking long-term patrons and patronesses for more than 3,000 orphans, abandoned children and children living in difficult circumstances, who are being raised at 17 SOS children’s villages in 17 cities and provinces across Vietnam.
The patrons and patronesses are encouraged to provide financial support of VND 300,000 per month for each child and to keep in touch with the child through letters and postcards. They will receive regular reports on the activities and growth status of the child.
The money will be used to buy food, cloths and textbooks for children and to pay for healthcare services and other activities.
Speaking at the event, Do Tien Dung, Country Director of Vietnam SOS Children's Villages, called on Vietnamese benefactors to contribute to caring for needy children in the villages.
At the lauch ceremony, Amway Vietnam Co . Ltd signed a cooperation agreement on donating VND 350 million (US$ 15,400), marking the first year the company has cooperated with the Vietnam SOS Children’s Villages so far.
Under the agreement, Amway will sponsor 20 children for one year, host outdoor activities and present gifts for children at the villages.
The signing of the agreement aimed to realize the company's commitments to contributing to Vietnam’s socio-economic development and doing its long-term investment to the country while affirming corporate social responsibilities in Vietnam.
The launch ceremony also received enthusiastic response from many Vietnamese celebrities, including MCs Phan Anh, Thuy Hanh, Hoang Oanh; super models Xuan Lan and Vo Hoang Yen and singer-songwriter Hoang Bach.
MC Phan Anh, the ambassador of this year’s event, shared that, contrary to the common mind-set that charities do good deeds for others, he thinks that the charity is also a good treatment for himself. By sowing a seed of kindness, what I gain back is happiness in life, he said.
Individuals, organisations and businesses who wants to be a part of the programme can submit their registration via website http://sosvietnam.org or call the hotlines at 0989.73 77 33 and (028) 6682 2068.
Vietnam SOS Children’s Villages are now home to 5,800 orphans, abandoned children and disadvantaged children.
The 2016 programme drew the participation of 619 benefactors, who are willing to sponsor 1,200 children in SOS children’s villages.