Moon Festival celebration reaching out for kids in mountainous areas

Sunday, 27/09/2020, 22:03 [GMT+7]

Moon Festival celebration reaching out for kids in mountainous areas

Many organizations, agencies and charity groups have joined effort to provide material and spiritual support with meaningful gifts to assure a warm and joyful Moon Festival for disadvantaged children.
 
Reaching out to mountainous communities
 
A charity group of Nha Trang – Khanh Hoa Tourism Association has just taken a trip to visit children in Thanh Son Commune, Khanh Son District. 85% of the local population is ethnic minority people, mainly living on agriculture. With outdated farming practice, together with droughts, residents suffer from frequent failure of crops, so their life is still hard. There are 1,294 children 60% of whom are living in severe poverty.
 
Khanh Hoa Society of Travel Agents, Khanh Hoa Hotel Association (under Nha Trang – Khanh Hoa Tourism Association) together with other benefactors have sought donations to offer 500 gifts worth VND300,000 each, containing moon cakes, lanterns, milk, rice and study items to poor and disabled kids in the 4 villages of A Pa 1, A Pa 2, Ta Giang 1 and Ta Giang 2, Thanh Son Commune with the hope to bring a hilarious festive environment to kids, according to Vo Quang Hoang, Chairman of Khanh Hoa Hotel Association.
 

 

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Children in Thanh Son Commune receive gifts.

 

 

A Raglai child named Cao Thi Thu showed her delight and gratitude for her Moon Festival gift, including a bag of rice and candies. Her family is poor. With no agricultural land, they have to struggle daily with small earning from her parents’ cash-in-hand work. The girl is very happy to get a gift every Moon Festival.
 
Sharing kindness and compassion
 
Many young people’s groups in Nha Trang City have joined hands to help bring the festive environment to disadvantaged children. According to 31-year-old Ngo Duc Toan, a head of a volunteer group in Nha Trang, his group, established in 2014, raises funds to buy gifts for children from ethnic minorities every Moon Festival or year-end holiday over the past 5 years. Every year, the group encourages young people to make lanterns for kids, but this year, due to COVID-19, the group has decided to buy lanterns, cakes and sweets for 460 children in the 2 communes of Dien Dong and Dien Xuan (Dien Khanh District). Each gift is worth VND100,000.
 
Joining the charity group in 2018, Nguyen Thanh Hang feels like returning to her childhood memories with such activities. “I have never made a lantern until I joined the group. Every Mid-Autumn Festival, we spend time after work together making lanterns and wrapping gifts for kids. The work gives me amazing feelings and experience,” she said.
 
2020 Mid-Autumn Festival or Moon Festival is just around the corner, more and more disadvantaged children in mountainous areas will have fun and feel delighted excited thanks to much concern and support from social and political organizations and charity clubs in an effort to assure their childhood filled with colorful lanterns, great memories and the most importantly, kindness and compassion.
 
“The valuable gifts not only provide children with schooling assistance, inspire learning and promote kindness and compassion but also help honor needy and deserving students as good examples of overcoming challenges in their lives and study,” says Tran Thi Kim Dung, Principle of Anh Dao Nursery School, Thanh Son Commune.
 
Thanh Truc
Translated by N.T