Ms. Tran Thu Ha – Deputy Secretary of the Ho Chi Minh City Youth Union, Chairman of the City Team Council – presented gifts to encourage children affected by the COVID-19 epidemic – Photo: CK
More than 1,500 Vietnamese children lost their parents to COVID-19. In the face of incalculable losses and disadvantages, in addition to the prescribed support policies, the children desperately need loving arms from the community.
On the afternoon of September 16, through the newspaper Youth, GREENFEED Vietnam Joint Stock Company donated 1 billion VND to orphans because of COVID-19.
Let the loss go away
In the past few days, the list of children whose parents died due to COVID-19 has been updated regularly by HCMC authorities. Newspaper Youth and Ho Chi Minh City Youth Union will coordinate to select and jointly with sponsors to directly award each scholarship to the students.
Mr. Ly Anh Duy Quang – member of the Board of Directors of GREENFEED Group, chairman of the food industry – said that realizing the great loss of children during the COVID-19 pandemic, the company quickly contacted the newspaper. Youth so that we can join hands with the city to provide timely support, not to leave the children alone in the midst of the pandemic.
“In the general loss of society, children are the most vulnerable in terms of both physical and mental health. We hope that with the initial support, other businesses and philanthropists will continue to walk, join arms to share love with orphans during the pandemic”, Mr. Quang shared.
Worried about the tragic circumstances published in the newspaper Youth On the morning of September 16, Ms. Vuong Thi Thanh Thao, executive director of AltaMinds Media Company, quickly contacted to support 20 million VND. “Each person who contributes more or less is precious, the highest value still lies in the heart and cooperation of the community,” Thao shared.
Mr. Ly Anh Duy Quang (right) – member of the Board of Directors of GREENFEED Group, chairman of the food industry – awarded 1 billion VND to support orphans because of COVID-19 – Photo: CAM Nuong
Mental support for children
On the afternoon of September 16, the Ho Chi Minh City Youth Union, the City Student Union, and the Ho Chi Minh City Team Council launched the “Blue shirt tutor” squad program to support learning and take care of mental health for young people. affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. According to Ms. Thi Ngoc Linh – head of the school’s youth committee, permanent vice president of the City’s Student Union, the program helps students with difficult circumstances, orphans whose parents or caregivers have passed away. due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
After synthesizing the survey, the program connects and establishes a study group with a volunteer student to guide 1-2 students in learning; Talk to them and encourage them mentally.
In the immediate future, student volunteers will provide continuous online support during the week to help them stick to the curriculum, organize online playgrounds, and provide psychological counseling sessions; introduce appropriate books, information channels and websites to help relieve anxiety and improve mental health for children. Along with that, the program connects with parents of students to advise solutions for parents to support students.
As one of the volunteers participating in the program, Ms. Dinh Anh Nguyet, in charge of the Binh Tan Primary School Team (Binh Tan District), expressed her interest in the program. “This is the mental health care for children who have been hurt by the loss of loved ones during this epidemic. We will try to be close, capture their thoughts and feelings to help them overcome. shock, let’s keep them mentally strong.”
Huynh Hue Nhi Nhi (Student of Psychology Department, University of Social Sciences and Humanities, Vietnam National University, Ho Chi Minh City) said: “The psychological damage when losing loved ones during the epidemic days will psychological effects can sometimes reach adulthood. It is a huge influence, that mental wound cannot be compensated by material things. This will be an opportunity for you and me to share the same values. I actively learn, helping them reduce their mental trauma,” Nhi said.
In order for children to be firmly on their way to learning, in addition to supporting scholarships, readers can also support learning tools. Newspaper Youth will receive and be responsible for verifying information, allocating support sources to ensure the right audience, fairness and fairness.
Gifts and funds to support orphans because of COVID-19, companies, units and readers can contribute directly at the reception room for readers of Tuoi Tre newspaper (60A Hoang Van Thu, Ward 9, Dist. .Phu Nhuan, HCMC – Tel: 028.39973838) or representative offices of Tuoi Tre newspaper in the regions or directly contact Mr. Phan Dac: 0913999009.
In addition, you can transfer to Tuoi Tre newspaper account: 113000006100, Bank for Industry and Trade (VietinBank) branch 3 in Ho Chi Minh City. Content: “Together with Youth against COVID-19” to support orphans.
Readers and businesses abroad can transfer money to Tuoi Tre newspaper: USD 007.137.0195,845 Ho Chi Minh City Foreign Trade Bank; account EUR 007.114.0373,054 Ho Chi Minh City Foreign Trade Bank with Swift code BFTVVNVX007.
Immediately after its launch, the program called for students majoring in psychology, sociology, education, pedagogy, etc., along with volunteers who are in charge of Teams, and skill experts at schools. Children of the city, district and Thu Duc city also participate by registering as program volunteers. You can register at the Student Union of the school or the Team Council of the district, Thu Duc city. Register online at the link dangky.sas.vn/giasuaoxanh2021, website.giasuaoxanh.sac.vn.