​Young Vietnamese do charity to help poor people

The event attracted thousands of people including many Vietnamese students from the LSE and other universities and Vietnamese nationals living in the UK.All the proceeds from the performance estimated at more than VND180 million will be channeled to Vietnamese charity funds to help poor people in especially difficult circumstances.... [read more]

Atext-message drive will be launched to raise funds for AO victims andneedy people. Donors can text TET to 1409 to support the movement. The Vietnam Red Cross (VRC) also mobilises sources from organisations,enterprises and benefactors to donate money and gifts to the poor. Arts performances and public fund raising programmes were organised inand outside the country in response to the programme. In addition to financial support, VRC branches nationwide alsopresented charity houses, production tools and materials to farmers andteaching aids to students, while providing free medicine and food topatients during Tet holidays. Started in 1999, thecharity movement has so far…... [read more]

Minh, 59, is considered as a master of water colour painting in Vietnam, and is very famous for his talent, dignity and social activities to support the poor and children with disabilities. The 10-day exhibition attracted more than 1,000 visitors and collected up to US$12,050. At the closing ceremony, Minh said the exhibition aimed to celebrate 1,000th anniversary of Thang Long-Hanoi and raise funds for the poor. He also expressed thanks to organizations and individuals for their support and hoped to receive further support for more exhibitions in future. Earlier, on May 15, he presented one of his pictures to…... [read more]

In addition, the provincial People's Committee has presented 40 gifts worth VND 600,000 each to revolutionary veterans, Vietnamese heroic mothers, Heroes of the People's Armed Forces, Labour Heroes and 207 90-year-old plus elderly people. Besides this, the province has also supported 133 villages of ethnic minority people with VND 3 million per village to celebrate Tet. The Hoa Binh province People's Committee has also decided to spend more than VND 5.4 billion from local budgets to help more than 27,000 poor households. In Phu Yen province, more than VND 5 billion will be spent to buy 24,905 Tet gifts for…... [read more]

Visitinglocals in Nhon Ai commune, Phong Dien district on the occasion of theupcoming Lunar New Year (Tet), Deputy PM Ninh, who is also member of theParty Central Committee and head of the Steering Committee for theSouthwestern Region, wished them a New Year of health and prosperity.He called on the locals to continue strengtheningtheir solidarity and join hands with the Government to successfullyimplement the programme to build new-style rural areas. He said the Party and State always pay much attention to the caring ofpoor people, promoting the nation’s tradition of mutual support. The Deputy PM also asked Can Tho city to…... [read more]

The donation was mobilised during celebrations to welcome the Vietnamese traditional Lunar New Year Festival (Tet).   Head of the overseas Vietnamese association in Upha city Tran Ngoc Tuan said that this is one of the charitable activities conducted by the overseas Vietnamese community during Tet. Although their daily lives still remain difficult, overseas Vietnamese in Russia always look towards the homeland, Mr Tuan added.   Currently, about 2,000 overseas Vietnamese are residing in Upha city, including 700 people members of the Overseas Vietnamese Association.... [read more]

Prior to the Tet holiday, the Central Highlands provinces listed poor households in need of assistance. To ensure equality, the checking and approval of the list of poor households was conducted seriously from the grassroots levels.   Dak Lak province allocated more than VND6.2 billion and 100 tonnes of rice from its budget to the poor. It presented 17,227 gifts, worth VND70,000 or more each, to beneficiaries of welfare policies and provided 50,000 poor households with relief aid of 10kg of rice each.   The province has nearly 90,247 poor households, which have a combined 450,000 mouths to feed, over…... [read more]

A team of 35 doctors and nurses of the Vietnamese People’s Army is providing free heath check-ups, treatment and medicine to servicemen and people in Cambodia. The activity aims to strengthen solidarity and friendship between the two countries’ armies and peoples, especially in the Vietnam-Cambodia Friendship Year 2012. During the 5-day working trip which ends on September 19, the doctors and nurses from Military Zone 9 have treated about 2,000 patients in the two provinces of northwest Battambang and Kampong Speu, west of Phnom Penh . In addition, they were presenting gifts to local people. Deputy Commander of the military…... [read more]

Practical procedures Following the Prime Minister’s decision to help poor people, many supporting policies have been adopted in localities to create jobs for them, including those belonging to ethnic minority groups.Before being sent abroad, guest workers are provided with vocational training, language courses and first-hand knowledge of their host countries. Ethnic minority workers are offered free training while those in poor districts receive half the cost. In addition, they are also given VND80,000 for accommodation and other personal things, such as clothes and footwear, as well as the fees for passports, visas and medical checks-up.When workers have personal problems relating…... [read more]

As part of theproject, low-income households in Tan Son, one of the country’s 62poorest districts, received one breeding cow each, worth 7 million VND(329 USD), from the Vietnamese Red Cross in 2010. Thanks to the project, many families in the locality escaped poverty and stabilised their household incomes. The number of cows provided by the project so far has reached nearly200, worth 2.6 billion VND (over 122,000 USD), Hoang Manh Tam, Chairmanof Tan Son’s Red Cross Society, said. The provincial Red CrossSociety said, thanks to donors, it provided an additional 66 cows,costing over 1 billion VND (47,000 USD), for families…... [read more]