The South African Consulate in Ho Chi Minh City presented 200 gifts to children being treated at the HCMC Oncology Hospital on Friday to celebrate International Children's Day (June 1).
The gift packages (backpacks, candy and money) valued at VND100 million were given to the patients of internal medicine HCMC Oncology Hospital as part of a program launched by the Consulate in collaboration with THANH KOCH, a chain of Vietnamese restaurants in Berlin, Germany.
Do Thi Kim Lien (C), Honorary Consul of South Africa in Ho Chi Minh City, talks with teachers at Nguyen Dinh Chieu Special School for the Blind, on May 15, 2015. The consulate presented two organs worth VND20 million to the school in April 2015. Photo supplied
On Wednesday (May 20) the consulate will present additional 80 gift packages to the children being treated at the HCMC Oncology Hospital’s second unit in District 2.
Earlier, the South African Consulate, in combination with VASS Assurance Corporation, awarded VND10 million for the visually impaired students at Nguyen Dinh Chieu Special School in HCMC, to celebrate International Children's Day.
Last month the consulate awarded scholarships worth VND 50 million and two electronic organs worth VND20 million to Nguyen Dinh Chieu School on the occasion of the 21st Freedom Day of South Africa (April 27).