Xuan made the statement while chairing a meeting of the National Fund for Vietnamese Children (NFVC) Sponsorship Council in Hanoi on November 26 to review its 2021 performance and discuss activities for the 2022-2026 period.

At the event

As children are among those hard hit by the pandemic, Xuan, who is also Chairwoman of the council, suggested the NFVC set out urgent and immediate tasks to promptly adapt to the context. The council and the NFVC need to outline long-term tasks in accordance with the national human resources development strategy as well as deliver on international commitments regarding children’s rights.

She proposed the NFVC further expand domestic and global resources to train young generations to meet development demand.

In her opinion, it is necessary to renew communication work regarding the effort because it is an effective way to disseminate the Party and State’s guidelines on children-related issues, contributing to improving children’s rights and human rights in the eyes of international friends.

The official expressed her wish that with dedication, brainpower and responsibility of the council and philanthropists, more effective and practical results in child care and protection would be achieved.

According to her, the NFVC is the only Vietnamese State fund established in 1992 in accordance with the Law on Children 2016. Therefore, it is necessary to make clear the role, position, function and tasks of the council in the operation of the NFVC as well as funds at all levels to meet requirements in the near future.

At the event, Minister of Labor, Invalids and Social Affairs Dao Ngoc Dung said in the coming time, the council and the NFVC will celebrate the fund’s 30th anniversary, prepare for the 15th edition of the “Mua Xuan cho em” (Spring for Children) next year, and hold a meeting with domestic philanthropists and international organisations.

He called for further attention to needy children living with cancer and kidney failure in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City, as well as considering expansion of the NFVC’s operations to offer more suitable policy consultations.

During the 2016-2021 tenure, the NFVC raised nearly 575 billion VND (25.36 million USD) and received the title of “Labor Hero” in the renovation period.

This year, it offered assistance to 113,870 children, or 103 percent of the yearly target, at a total cost of over 72.2 billion VND (3.13 million USD).

Earlier, Deputy Minister of Labor, Invalids and Social Affairs Nguyen Thi Ha announced new Chairperson, Vice Chairpersons and 19 members of the council.

Source: VNA