Gifts given to poor children on Mid-autumn Festival

Entertainment programs held for children nationwide

Giving gifts and musical programs for children were held all over the country on the occasion of the Mid-Autumn Festival October 3.

Over 1,500 disadvantaged children took part in a Moon Festival, “Mid-Autumn misses Uncle Ho,” at Reunification Palace.

The festival was held by Yeu Tre (Love Children) newspaper for needy, orphans and homeless children.

Toddlers watched musical performances and played folk games.

The organizers also gave 115 scholarships, each worth VND500,000, and VND1,400 gifts, each worth VND100,000, to good but disadvantaged learners.

The event was celebrated with the presence of the People’s Committee deputy chairman, Hua Ngoc Thuan.

Elsewhere, at Tran Dai Nghia High School, in HCM City’s District 1, over 170 street children living in the city enjoyed another festival.

With the support of Holcim Company, 70 scholarships, each worth from VND700,000 to VND2 million, were granted to the most hard-up children.

Children in HCMC's District Can Gio enjoy a lantern made by themselves to take part in a lantern contest on October 2 (photo: Tuoi tre)

Sai Gon Giai Phong newspaper in the central city of Da Nang, with the help of Viet Da Tourist Agency, held a Mid-Autumn Festival for more than 200 children from the storm-hit area of Hoa Xuan in Da Nang.

Staff from the newspaper’s headquarters in HCMC also offered presents to 75 children with disabilities at Thien Phuc House in Cu Chi District, Ho Chi Minh City.

The organizers of a charity football tournament, including teams from Sai Gon Giai Phong, Forum, Kingsport Company, Binh Duong Apckage Company, EximBank and SJC Jewelry, presented gifts worth VND60 million to the orphanage An Lac House, located in the southern province of Dong Nai’s Long Thanh District.

The National Fund for Vietnamese Children, in cooperation with Vietnam TV, hosted two entertainment programs in Hanoi and Nghe An for young children.

Through the program, the Fund received donations of VND47 billion from 13 companies and organizations.

By staff writers - Translated by Uyen Phuong

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