Vice President presents gifts to disadvantaged families, children

Monday, 2018-08-06 21:50:26
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Vice President Dang Thi Ngoc Thinh on August 6 presents gifts of the National Fund for Vietnamese Children to disadvantaged families and children in the Mekong Delta province of Ben Tre. (Photo: VNA)
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NDO/VNA – Vice President Dang Thi Ngoc Thinh on August 6 presented gifts of the National Fund for Vietnamese Children (NFVC) to policy beneficiaries, families of Agent Orange/Dioxin victims and poor children in the Mekong Delta province of Ben Tre.

A total of 50 gift packages were presented to policy beneficiaries and AO/Dioxin-affected families with difficult background in Giong Trom district while 200 poor children in Ba Tri and Giong Trom districts received gifts and school aids.

In addition, Thinh, who is also Chairwoman of the NFVC’s Council, mobilised sponsors to donate 54,000 glasses of milk to local children and VND50 million to the provincial Association of Victims of AO/Dioxin.

The vice president said despite Giong Trom’s efforts in building new-style rural areas and improving social welfare and living standards of local people, the district’s poverty rate remains relatively high with a small proportion of local households given access to clean water.

Thinh expected that in the time ahead, Ben Tre province and Giong Trom district in particular will strive harder to foster social-economic development and promote new-style rural building.

She also wants the local authorities to pay more attention to the poor and policy beneficiaries to reduce the province’s poverty rate. She looks forwards to Giong Trom soon earning the new-style rural status.

The leader also sent her wishes to the district’s children, hoping that they will achieve better academic results and the gifts will motivate them study harder.