MARNASIA (France) supports Vietnamese disadvantage children an amount of 5,500 euros

On November 6th, 2009, Mr. Michel Ricart - Mayor of Lognes (France), President of MARNASIA, visited VWU and handed-over the amount of 5,500 euros to help Vietnamese children in difficulty.

Madam Nguyen Thi Thanh Hoa, President of VWU, o­n behalf of VWU Presidium received the support and thanked Mr. Mayor and MARNASIA for their timely and valuable assistance towards Vietnamese children.

Over the past 15 years, VWU have been cooperating closely with MARNASIA to help poor children in Vietnam. Since 1994, MARNASIA together with Vietnamese residents in Lognes have organized Nights of Affection to collect money for Vietnamese children, especially those who are in difficulties.

Through VWU, to date, MARNASIA have supported children in Hanoi, Hue, Dak Nong and Ho Chi Minh city with the sums of 34,500 USD, 20,000 Franc & 11,000 Euros. In addition, The Association of Vietnamese residents in Lognes and MARNASIA helped the Hoang Van Thu primary school (Hai Ba Trung district, Hanoi) to build an affection house and helped WU in Dak Nong province to build up a boarding-house and kitchen for children who are exceptionally in difficulty.

In 2004, to recognize the sentiment and support of Mr. Mayor towards Vietnamese children, VWU had awarded to him the Medal“For the cause of Women’s Emancipation”. The National Committee of Population, Family and Children conferred to him the Medal “For the Cause of Children protection and caring”.

On this occasion, Mr. Michel Ricart offered the merit medal of Lognes for VWU’scontributions to Vietnamese children.

This amount will be given to children of victim families by the recent typhoon No 11.

Translated by Le Hang
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