South African Consulate launches charity programme ahead Lunar New Year

17:13 | 20/01/2018
The South African Consulate in Ho Chi Minh City has launched a charity programme to raise awareness about environmental protection ahead of the Lunar New Year.
The programme will help underprivileged households in Ho Chi Minh City and across the country

The programme called “Clean house to welcome Tet Holiday” will be carried out from January 15 to February 2, 2018, with support from the Green Vietnam Fund, Vien Dong Assurance Corporation (VASS), AquaOne, and others.

Addressing the launching ceremony on January 16, Do Thi Kim Lien, Honourable Consul of South Africa, said that this is a meaningful activity that helps local students improve their teamwork, communication skills, and increase awareness about environmental protection and support the poor.

On the day of the launch, Lien and VASS gave 134 gifts to old women and kids in need from Lam Quang Pagoda in District 8.

According to plan, the organising board and volunteers will help local households clean their houses. The money collected from the activity will be used for charitable activities.

The programme will cover a number of activities, including blood donation on January 16, attracting 700 students, making 1,500 square glutinous rice cakes for the poor and underprivileged children.

In 2017, the South African Consulate in Ho Chi Minh City and Lien co-operated with many organisations to organise charitable activities to support the families of martyrs and underprivileged people and students across the country.

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