The information was released by NFVC Director Hoang Van Tien at a meeting with the press on the organization’s 25th anniversary in Hanoi on April 18.

Deputy Minister of Labor, Invalids and Social Affairs Dao Hong Lan underlined the remarkable contributions the organization has made to Vietnamese children.

At the gala "10 million dreams" of the NFVC

The fund has served as a bridge connecting the community, society, international organizations and children, encouraging the community to protect and educate children.

Over the past 25 years, the fund has organized numerous activities, including the 15-year “For children’s hearts” program funding heart surgeries worth nearly VND 80 billion (USD 3.54 million) and a functional rehabilitation program for children with disabilities, particularly victims of Agent Orange/dioxin.

Since 2001, 34 rehabilitation centers have been established in 24 provinces and cities nationwide, benefiting more than 23,000 children.

Since 2000, the fund has also provided long-term financial assistance for thousands of orphan students or those whose parents are disabled or unable to work, giving each about VND 3 - 6 million per year, worth a total of VND 6.6 billion (USD 292,000).

The Deputy Minister urged the fund to improve their operations and methods to mobilize resources and donations while promoting its activities to draw attention from organizations and individuals.

According to Tien, the fund aims to provide long-term assistance for children, so they can continue their education and have a better life. The organization will also build schools in mountainous, border and sea-island areas and provide eye check-ups for students.

By 2020, the fund aims to mobilize VND 80 billion (USD 3.54 million) per year.

A ceremony will be held in the Hanoi Opera House on May 4 to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the fund (May 4).

Source: VNA