Anna Papoutsakis, the Australian woman who spends 8 years helping kids in Quang Nam
(VNF) – A token of appreciation from the Vietnam Union of Friendship Organization (VUFO) was recently presented to Anna Papoutsakis, an Australian woman who has committed to bringing a better life to needy children in Quang Nam province in the last 8 years.
Anna receives a souvenir from the Quang Nam province's Union of Friendship Organizations (photo: X.H.)
Anna first came to Vietnam in 2010 to work as a volunteer in the Center for Orphanage Infants and the Peace village. Anna has involved in taking care of the children, sponsoring necessities such as milk, toys, books, stationery, and educating them on soft skills.
Besides, Anna actively took part in charitable activities in three districts: Tien Phuoc, Que Son, Nong Son. She has presented 20 livestocks worth over VND 300 million to local poor people, the handicapped and Agent Orange victims; handed over 20 scholarships, bicycles, clothes, stationery to needy students every year.
The Australian Samaritan also provided necessities for disadvantaged households; sponsored clean water supply equipment and computers for local schools.
In addition to volunteer work in Quang Nam province, Anna has put efforts in mobilizing the aid from Australian government, people, enterprises to support humanitarian programmes, as well as introduce the image of Quang Nam province to the people in Australia.
On the occasion, she also received a token of appreciation “Contribution to humanitarian endeavour”, presented by the Vietnam Red Cross Society./.
( Translated by Phi Yen )