THANH HÓA – World Vision Việt Nam and Korean Young One Group donated warm clothes and blankets worth over VNĐ1.8 billion (US$80,000) to children and the poor in Thanh Hóa Province at a ceremony on Saturday.
Young One Nam Định general director Jinkook Kim expressed hope that the donation would help poor families and children in Bá Thước and Quan Sơn districts overcome difficulties.
Bá Thước People’s Committee deputy chairman Lò Văn Thắng said some 10,000 needy people, including 4,000 children and 4,000 poor and disabled people, in 10 communes of Bá Thước and Quan Sơn districts have benefited from the charity programme.
Besides Bá Thước and Quan Sơn, the group also provided 32,000 warm clothes and blankets, worth over $300,000, to five others districts — Điện Biên Đông, Tủa Chùa, Mường Chà, and Tuần Giáo districts of Điện Biên Province and Na Hang District of Tuyên Quang Province.
World Vision Việt Nam’s national programme director Thân Thị Hà praised Young One Group’s activities, which have been integrated into World Vision’s regional development programmes in Việt Nam over the past 10 years.
Young One is a South Korea based group that produces garment and textile products for export to European and US markets. Since its entry into Việt Nam in 2003, the group has set up several factories in Nam Định, Hưng Yên and Bắc Giang provinces, employing 12,000 local labourers. – VNS