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CNCF donates USD 1.285 to support needy children in Vietnam amid COVID-19

06:28 | 07/06/2020

The Ho Chi Minh City Union of Friendship Organizations (HUFO) and the city's Child Welfare Association organized VND 30 million (USD 1.285) gifts with the sponsorship of Christina Noble Children's Foundation (CNCF) to support disadvantaged children due to the impact of the COVID-19 epidemic.

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CNCF’s CEO Helenita Noblen presented the financial support to the city's Child Welfare Association. Photo: HUFO

For almost 30 years the Christina Noble Children’s Foundation has been helping abandoned and disadvantaged youngsters across Vietnam and Mongolia, by providing emergency and long-term shelter, medical care, nutritional rehabilitation, educational opportunities, vocational training, and job placement.

students in the project area communes finally back to school after long COVID-19 break. In order to encourage the spirit of overcoming difficulties and create better conditions for poor students to study as well as help their families to overcome difficulties, CNCF distributed financial support to the Ho Chi Minh City's children through the city's Child Welfare Association and HUFO.

Also, in this week, HUFO, the city's Vietnam - Bulgaria Friendship Association and Vietnam - Romania Friendship Association visited and presented 5,000 antibacterial masks, 400 bottles of hand wash gel to students of An Hoi Primary School, Go Vap District.

This is not the first time that the HUFO had channeled contributions for COVID-19 fight both inside and outside Vietnam.

In recent months, the HUFO has coordinated with foreign NGOs and business associations in Vietnam in organizing fund-raising programs, present medical supplies, and make contributions for the fight against the COVID-19.

cncf donates usd 1285 to support needy children in vietnam amid covid 19

Earlier, HUFO in collaboration with a foreign non-governmental organization of Taiwan (China) Buddhist Compassion Relief Tzu Chi Foundation to bring 2,000 gifts to disadvantaged people and children in the city.

According to VNA, no fresh COVID-19 case was reported in Vietnam on June 6 evening, meaning the nation has remained clear of community transmissions for 51 consecutive days, according to the National Steering Committee for COVID-19 Prevention and Control.

The national tally of COVID-19 cases stays at 329, including 188 imported cases that were quarantined upon arrival.

However, more than 336,550 business households and employees in HCM City seriously affected COVID-19.

Speaking at a press conference on June 4, Director of the municipal Department of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs Le Minh Tan reported that 47,533 workers of 2,862 enterprises in the city are being laid off as a result of the pandemic./.

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