Launching the “Wish for Children” Program

Web.HCYU.11/4/2021. On the afternoon of April 11th, in Hanoi, the Central Committee of the Ho Chi Minh Communist Youth Union (HCYUC), in collaboration with the Ministry of Education and Training, the Vietnam Red Cross Society and the Project of digitalized Vietnamese knowledge held the launching ceremony of the Program “Wish for Children”.

The program calls on the whole society to join hands to support students and teachers in disadvantaged, remote and ethnic minority areas. In the first phase, the program focuses on supporting 6 “wish” groups, which are the current urgent needs, including: construction of schools, public houses, classrooms for schools in extremely difficult socio-economic regions; construction of new or renovating toilets; installation of electricity and clean water systems; school nutrition improvement; equipment, learning and living aids for students; physical enhancement equipment.

The program, with a technological background (the National Humanitarian Portal) ( will allow the connection between volunteer programs, donations and schools in difficult circumstances across the country, aiming at the right object - the right need - at the right time.

Speaking at the ceremony, Mr. Nguyen Anh Tuan - Member of the Party Central Committee, First Secretary of the HCYUCC, President of the Viet Nam Youth Federation said: Together with agencies, localities, collectives and individuals, the HCYU had done many works for the students. However, sometimes, the work has not been done in the right method, which has not fully solved the simple wishes of teachers and students in remote and difficult areas, ethnic minority areas. Thus, there is a need for a huge change, with the right method. And the method of Deputy Prime Minister Vu Duc Dam in launching the “Wish for Children” program is absolutely right to change the way of caring and accompanying students.

Mr. Nguyen Anh Tuan speaking at the launching ceremony
Mr. Nguyen Anh Tuan speaking at the launching ceremony

As a participant of the program, we are committed to seriously, responsibly and creatively implement the content that has been signed. As a representative agency to sponsor the activities of the Vietnamese volunteer community, we call for and look forward to the cooperation of all levels and branches throughout the country, especially the Vietnamese volunteer community.…

Mr. Vu Duc Dam speaking at the launching ceremony
Mr. Vu Duc Dam speaking at the launching ceremony

Sharing at the launching ceremony, Deputy Prime Minister Vu Duc Dam expressed his concern when watching the documentaries, recognizing that many schools are still in very difficult conditions. In many places, students do not have adequate lunch, do not have enough toilets, or even none,....

The Deputy Prime Minister hopes that the program will continue to be spread widely, so as not to stop at the boarding meals, or toilets for students ... but will then be nutritious meals, full range of amusement and entertainment areas for children to exercise, learn and play.

Singing the cooperation agreement
Singing the cooperation agreement

Sharing in the launching ceremony as Ambassador of the Program "Wish for Children", Miss Viet Nam Universe H'Hen Niê expressed her sincere thanks to the Party, State, Government, businesses, and individuals. As a message to the students in remote and ethnic minority areas, H'Hen Niê said that this is a great opportunity that they have to take, in order to become an inspirator and a useful person for the community in the future.

At the launching ceremony of the program, many domestic and international businesses awarded signboards of pledges to support and accompany the program. In which, they have awarded 16 schools, semi-boarding houses for children; 1,000 toilets; lunches for 30,000 children; scholarships, 20,000 gifts for students worth nearly 127 billion VND./.

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