On December 07, 2017, in Hanoi, the National Fund for Vietnamese Children (NFVC) organized a programme to call for financial support for needy children in Vietnam. Attending the programme were Vice President Dang Thi Ngoc Thinh, Chairwoman of the NFVC Council; Deputy Minister of Labour – Invalids and Social Affairs, member of the NFVC Council Dao Hong Lan, and the members of NFVC Council and representatives from the agencies, enterprises supporting children through NFVC.
The programmes “Meeting the enterprises for Vietnamese Children” aimed at call for financial resource for children with special circumstance in Vietnam, as well as signing the agreement on supporting children with special circumstances in Vietnam of the agencies, enterprises and NFVC.
Addressing the programme, Vice President Dang Thi Ngoc Thinh, who is also Chairwoman of the NFVC Council, hailed the fund’s achievements over the past few years, which have made significant contributions to reducing the poverty rate in the country.
Among the 26 million Vietnamese children, 1.5 million are in especially difficult circumstances and approximately 2.5 million others are at high risk of becoming disadvantaged, she said. For this reason, the NFVC should continue to affirm its role as a reliable address for philanthropists and work to mobilize more funds to support disadvantaged children, the Vice President added.
On the occasion, Vice President Dang Thi Ngoc Thinh thanked the sponsors for their kindness over recent years.
At the event, 17 enterprises pledged their support, worth over VND160 billion, for Vietnamese children through the NFVC.
Moreover, many corporations and organizations, such as Truong Tien Group, Vietnam Dairy Products JSC and Dasnet Charity Fund, signed agreements with the NFVC to provide financial support for the children.
The NFVC, set up by the State in 1992 in accordance with the Law on Child Care and Protection, aims to mobilize domestic and international resources to implement objectives for children. After 25 years, the fund has mobilized over VND 5.5 trillion and supported over 30 million children from difficult backgrounds.
On this occasion, Deputy Minister Dao Hong Lan on behalf of MOLISA's Leaders thanked for the support of the agencies, enterprises, sponsors for children with special circumstances through NFVC. The Deputy Minister committed to direct NFVC using effectively the resources in order to help children who need the support.