08/09/2014 14:40 GMT+7 Email Print Like 0

Tens of billions of dong raised for new rehabilitation centre for AO victims

The Association of Victims of Agent Orange/dioxin (VAVA) has so far received over 47 billion VND (2.3 million USD) in donations by organizations and individuals both domestic and foreign for the construction of a nursing and rehabilitation centre for AO victims.

VAVA Chairman Nguyen Van Rinh announced the sum on September 6 when he received donations from the Germany-Vietnam charitable association.

He expressed hope that the Germany-Vietnam charitable association will continue to help the project, especially in the construction of a vocational training facility at the centre, which will cost an estimated nearly 300 billion VND (15 million USD).

Rinh also asked the charity to work as a platform connecting VAVA with other philanthropists from Germany and the world.

Established in 1995, the Germany-Vietnam charitable association has regularly donated gifts and scholarships to poor children in Vietnam. So far this year, the association has made two donations worth a total of 7,300 Euro (9,500 USD) towards AO victims.