10/16/2016 - 10/16/2016
On 16 October 2016, staff of Aid for social protection program Foundation Vietnam (AFV), ActionAid Vietnam and hundreds of people in Hanoi participated in the program "Run to Give 2016" at the Sheraton Hanoi Hotel. This is a charity program hosted by properties of Sheraton and many other hotel brands of Starwood “Together As One” (TAO) throughout Asia Pacific. The purpose of the program is to raise charity fund for developing education and child care quality of area that still facing difficulties.
In Hanoi, there were over 300 people participated. The fund will be invested on the education development and child care of area that still facing difficulty throughout Vietnam. Moreover, this is also a chance to build the "solidarity" and community's responsibility in volunteer work.
Ms. Hoang Phuong Thao _ Country Director of ActionAid Vietnam (AAV) shares: “This is a good opportunity for the whole community and in particularly _ AAV _ to join in such meaningful program. In previous years, we have participated in various activities such as walking or cycling, but this is the first time we participated in a charity run. Our work is inextricably linked with people in poor community, thus I consider this is a good opportunity for us to build solidarity and support for the less fortunate people in our society.”
With the mission of working in solidarity with people living in poverty, especially women and girls, to eradicate hunger, reduce poverty, create more employment opportunities, and implement community development programmes to support the poor, the disabled, vulnerable people, especially poor and ethnic minority women and children in Vietnam, 50 associates of Aid for social protection program Foundation Vietnam (AFV) participated in the run and contributed more than 13 million dong.
Ms. Tran Bich Hanh _ Member of Management Board said: “It's our pleasure to join this charity run. I hope such meaningful events would attach more and more participants in the future. Each donation even small would make big changes to lives of thousand of people. To make a world without poverty and injustice, No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted.
On this special occasion, associates of AFV introduced to participants of the charity run about AFV's Child Sponsorship Programme and appeal to people's generosity to promote equal access to quality education for poor children through creating the connection with a child in the poor community in Vietnam.
Aid for social protection program Foundation Vietnam (AFV) is a Non-Profit Organization operated under the permit of Vietnamese law. AFV works to eradicate hunger, reduce poverty, create more employment opportunities, and implement community development programmes to support the poor, the disabled, vulnerable people, especially poor and ethnic minority women and children in Vietnam
For more details information, please kindly contact us:
5th Floor, 127 Lo Duc, Hanoi, Vietnam
Tel: +84 (4) 39439865
Fax: +84 (4) 39439872
Sunday, 10/16/2016 | 09:52 Asia/Bangkok
Source: AFV/ AAV
Sheraton Hanoi Hotel