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HCM City music show to raise funds for the poor

A music show, the 19th of its kind, will be held in Ho Chi Minh City and live broadcast on HTV1 and HTV9 channels at 8:45pm on October 24 to raise funds for the poor.

The event was announced by the Vietnam Fatherland Front Committee of Ho Chi Minh City and the Ho Chi Minh City Television (HTV) at a press conference on October 10.

Vice Chairwoman of the committee Trieu Le Khanh said proceedings from the show will be channeled to the “For the poor” fund to be used for humanitarian activities such as building houses for households living under or just above the poverty line, presenting Nguyen Huu Tho scholarships, funding vocational training and foreign language learning for those in disadvantaged circumstances, among others.

Diep Buu Chi, HTV Deputy General Director, said the event will feature exchanges with people dedicating to social work over the past years.

Since 2018, the VFF chapters at all levels in HCM City have raised over 377 billion VND (16.3 million USD), built more than 710 houses and repaired over 920 others, presented more than 30,000 Nguyen Huu Tho scholarships and 467 bicycles to students, 33,300 health insurance cards, millions of gifts to policy beneficiaries, poor and near-poor households at a total cost of over 303 billion VND.