Following its success last year, the fashion and music show "The gioi cua be" (Children's world) will return to Ho Chi Minh City on June 17. The show aims not only to entertain the city's children in "their month," but to also raise money for the Thi Nghe Center for Orphans and Children with Disabilities, Binh Thanh District. The show gathers over 100 models, 50 dancers and singers from Viet Model. All are in children. The child models will present some of the latest designs from fashion companies like Anakids, Viet Thy, and Anh Thu Swimwear, while the singers will perform some popular children's songs. The organizers hope to use the occasion for participants of the show to understand the value of the relationships between them and the world. The show, which is at the Saigon Opera House (7 Lam Son Square, District 1), starts at 8pm. Tickets are available at the Viet Model office (46 Nguyen Van Thu, District 1): VND80,000 (US$5) and VND50,000 ($3). … [Read more...] about Children’s show to raise money for charity
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PANO - The Korean Chamber of Commerce and Industry (KOCHAM) raised VND 530 million for the Disable People and Orphaned Children Associations in HCMC, Binh Duong, Dong Nai and Ba Ria-Vung Tau Provinces and the HCM Association of Agent Orange/ Dioxin Victims. The sum was raised from the 7th Charity Golf Tournament at Thu Duc Course, Ho Chi Minh City (HCM) yesterday by 200 golfers who are Korean businessmen, members of KOCHAM. The event is to welcome the success of the G-20 Korea Summit. KOCHAM, so far, has been very active in carrying out humanitarian activities in Vietnam. Besides raising funds for flood victims in central Vietnam provinces it has also helped build houses and gave scholarships for needy people and students in many cities and provinces in Vietnam. Translated by Van Hieu Photo for illustration only (hoaphuongdo) … [Read more...] about Korean businesses raise money for charity
The 6th annual Fun Run for Charity 2005 will be organized in HCMC on Sunday morning June 12 for those who want some exercise and more importantly help raise US$25,000 for disadvantaged children. More than 3,000 people will participate in the event to run four kilometers in the city's downtown starting at 6:54am at the Saigon Zoo & Botanical Gardens and finish at the Reunification Palace. All proceeds will be donated to charities in Vietnam, according to the organizers British Consulate General HCMC and British Business Group Vietnam (BBGV) - Vietnamese Sub-Group (VSG). … [Read more...] about Run and raise money for charity!
Going once: The oil-on-canvas painting The Sacred Mission by artist Dinh Quan was auctioned at a price equivalent to 1,500 self-improvement books entitled Hieu Ve Trai Tim (Understanding the Heart), by Zen master Minh Niem during the charity event on Friday night. — VNS Photo HA NOI — Nearly 8,000 copies of the self-improvement book, Hieu Ve Trai Tim (Understanding the Heart) by Zen master Minh Niem were sold to raise money for heart and cleft palate surgeries of poor children during a charity auction in Ha Noi on Friday night. The charity event, with the theme Ket Noi Nhung Trai Tim (Heart Link) was a part of Understanding the Heart Programme (UHP) run by two popular actors, Quyen Linh and Chi Bao. The oil-on-canvas painting, Thien Chuc Vi Dai (The Sacred Mission) by artist Dinh Quan contributed a significant amount to the programme when the artwork was auctioned at a price equivalent to 1,500 books. According to Bao, deputy president and manager of the UHP, all the money … [Read more...] about Book sales raise money for charity
PANO – An art painting exhibition, Breathtaking Vietnam, displaying 13 works of French artist Denis Boywd, has opened at the La Residence in Hue City to raise money for needy children in Thua Thien-Hue Province. With French titles such as Les Joyeux Lampignons (Joyful Lanterns) and À La Nuit Tombee (At the Nightfall), painter Boywd had recorded the local people’s daily activities, beautiful landscapes and his sweet memories during his visit to Vietnam. Each painting costs between VND27.3 million and VND33.6 million each and the author expected to collect about VND390million for the Hue Help, a non-profit organisation which is managing a Children Sponsoring Centre, and for some education programs for disadvantaged children in Thua Thien-Hue. “The Boywd’s works will leave deep impression to visitors for the beauty of country and people of Vietnam. Each painting is not only a souvenir for tourists but also a contribution to improving the lives of local … [Read more...] about Painting exhibition to raise money for charity