Vintage vehicles parade to support children in need (19-10-2009) HCM CITY — More than 1,000 vintage bicycles, motorbikes and cars from HCM City and southern provinces revved up in the first ever parade along city centre streets calling on support for disadvantaged children living in the city yesterday morning. The riders from more than 20 vintage motorbike and scooter clubs in the south, wearing Vietnamese traditional costumes, began the parade at the Sai Gon Zoological and Botanical Gardens and travelled along Le Duan Street to the Nhat Hong Shelter and Thien Phuc and Tam Binh care homes. The event was held to call on businesses and the vintage vehicle collectors to make donations. The money will be used to help children who face serious diseases, and to specifically aid those living in Ly Son Island District, Quang Ngai Province, which was seriously damaged by Storm Ketsana two weeks ago. Prior to the event, participants joined a huge exhibition of classic vehicles at Sai Gon … [Read more...] about Vintage vehicles parade to support children in need
Children in need of help
You asked (05-08-2008) Building schools for children in need Dear Editor: While I was in HCM City yesterday, I read an article in your newspaper regarding children in Quang Tri Province. I am sad to learn that the poor children of Quang Tri are continuing to suffer from the American war - some 30 years later - as a result of unexploded land mines and Agent Orange. I have been building schools in Cambodia. I would like to investigate the possibility of building schools in Quang Tri to help these poor children. May I ask whether your newspaper can help us? Thank you. Lawrence Sizemore President Teach Them To Fish Foundation, Inc Dear Mr Sizemore, Viet Nam News would like to say thank you for your goodwill towards Vietnamese children. Concerning your question on the possibility of building schools for poor children in Quang Tri Province, we have contacted the provincial Department of International Affairs for your answer. The head of the department, Nguyen Duc Quang, said that you can … [Read more...] about Building schools for children in need
It's late at night in the HCMC S.O.S. village, and all the orphans are sleeping by their adoptive mothers. Some of them are smiling in their dreams - are their dreams about a brighter future? Founded 17 years ago, the S.O.S. village is an affiliate of the system of S.O.S. children's villages in Viet Nam which has been expanded over the years to 12 provinces and cities, taking care of more than 2,600 orphans. HCMC's S.O.S. village has taken in over 200 children in their hopeless plight.Mr. Nguyen Van Trung, Director of the village, recalled one afternoon near the end of 2003, when a young woman with a two-year-old child showed up in his office. She told Trung her story, that she'd become pregnant as a sophomore at the Da Lat Pedagogy University. After she was expelled from school, her boyfriend turned away from her and her family forsook her.Abandoned, she had no choice but to look for a way to earn a living. After two years of trying conditions, she was left completely exhausted and … [Read more...] about S.O.S Village, Helping Hands Stretched out to Children In Need
BTO - Since that fateful afternoon, the mother of three young sisters has passed away forever. In a small house, there are alone the father and three young daughters. The oldest one is only thirteen years old. The fateful afternoon We were at Mr. Tran Quang Thanh and Mrs. Mai Thi Thanh Binh's house (group 4, quarter 5, Duc Tai town-let, Duc Linh district) at noon on August 9th. Although there were people in the house, everyone was sad-looking. Mr. Thanh who is the father of three young daughters, has just come back from Cho Ray hospital for few days. Up to now, every time he talks, he has to try his best because his wound still oozes with blood and has not yet healed. What the future of the daughters will be after the sudden death of their mother… Mr. Thanh and Mrs. Binh got married since 1999. Because his family has a lot of siblings, the couple has had to stay precariously in an ancestral house of Mrs. Binh's relative. After that, she was employed as a … [Read more...] about Please help three poor motherless sisters who study well and are in need of help!
HSBC Bank will call on international and local NGOs from February 14-28 in its Future First program to help Vietnamese children in need. The charity program is aimed at providing education and life skills for street children, orphans and children in care, as well as vocational training for underprivileged young women in Vietnam. “We are extremely proud to be able to help support underprivileged children and young women to achieve their potential,” said Matthew Martin, Chief Technology and Services Officer and chairman of the Corporate Sustainability Committee of HSBC Vietnam. Future First Global and HSBC Vietnam have funded 22 projects worth over VND10 billion (US$512,000) to help disadvantaged children over the past four years. Over 51,000 underprivileged children from shelters and children’s villages nationwide have benefited from the program when new furniture was installed in their common study rooms or early education and vocational … [Read more...] about HSBC calls help for Vietnam children in need