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Over 1,300 children in Hanoi benefit from 'Stand Tall Vietnam' Milk Fund

Vietnam Dairy Products Joint Stock Company (Vinamilk) recently donated milk to disadvantaged children at the Thuy An functional rehabilitation centre for children with disabilities in Hanoi.

The donation was part of the ‘Stand Tall Vietnam’ Milk Fund run by Vinamilk.

In 2020, Vinamilk and its ‘Stand Tall Vietnam’ Milk Fund donated 120,000 glasses of milk, worth VND865 million to over 1,300 disadvantaged children currently being cared for and raised at childcare centres and charity houses in Hanoi. The children will receive free milk for three consecutive months.

The Thuy An functional rehabilitation centre for children with disabilities is currently caring for hundr

eds of disabled children who are children of martyrs, wounded children, sick soldiers, Agent Orange victims, and children in difficult circumstances from 25 northern provinces.

The centre is one of the locations that regularly receives the support from the 'Stand Tall Vietnam' Milk Fund.

According to Hoang Nghia Binh, Deputy Director of the Vietnam Children's Support Fund, all children receiving milk have special circumstances. On the other hand, caring centres have not been able to meet the regular needs of milk for children, so the nutritional care for children living there is still limited.

Receiving nutritious milk glasses from Vinamilk would help the children improve their daily meals, enhance nutrition and health to participate well in physical and studying activities, he noted.

Earlier, on the occasion of International Children's Day, Vinamilk and the 'Stand Tall Vietnam' Milk Fund also organised a milk drinking festival for children living in remote and mountainous areas in the central province of Quang Nam.

Over 112,000 glasses of milk, worth more than VND800 million, were presented to children living in difficult circumstances.

The 'Stand Tall Vietnam' Milk Fund will present a total of 1.7 million glasses of milk, worth over VND12.5 billion, to disadvantaged children in 27 provinces and cities across the country.

The milk fund was established in 2008 under the management of the National Fund for Vietnamese Children. So far, it has brought over 37 million glasses of milk to provinces across the country, worth VND163 billion, for over 460,000 disadvantaged children across Vietnam.

Source: NDO

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