Practical activities help needy children greet Mid-autumn festival

Monday, 2019-09-09 12:44:21
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A Mid-Autumn Festival programme for children of officers and soldiers on duty in the Truong Sa (Spratly) archipelago was held in Hai Phong city.
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NDO - The 6th “Lighting up dreams” programme was held in Hanoi on September 8 to grant 300 scholarships, worth VND1 million each, and 300 gifts to disadvantaged ethnic minority children across the country.

The event was held jointly by the Vietnam Association for Protection of Child Rights, the Central Committee of the Vietnam Women's Union, and the Ho Chi Minh Communist Youth Union.

The annual event has been held since 2014 with the aim of encouraging and providing scholarships to disadvantaged children to overcome difficulties and realise their dreams.

Also, on the same day, the Young Pioneers Union Central Committee in coordination with the Youth Union of the Central Highlands province of Dak Lak presented 40 scholarships, worth VND500,000 each, and gifts, worth nearly VND260 million in total, to needy children from the provinces of Dak Lak, Dak Nong, Kon Tum and Gia Lai.

Within the framework of the programme, the Organising Board also delivered free medical check-up and medicines to over 1,000 disadvantaged students in the two remote communes of Ea Sol and Dlei Yang, Ea H'leo District.

The Youth Club for national sea and islands has recently held a Mid-Autumn Festival programme for children of officers and soldiers on duty in the Truong Sa (Spratly) archipelago and the marine defence DK1 platform.

This year, the Organising Board presented 3,000 gifts and 50 scholarships to children of officers and soldiers of the Naval Region 1, 500 gifts and 30 scholarships to the Naval Region 4, and 500 gifts and 20 scholarships to the Naval Region 5.