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Mid-Autumn festival raises over VND1 billion for handicapped children

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A proceed of more than VND1 billion from ticket sales of the Mid-Autumn festival which opened at Van Mieu Quoc Tu Giam- the Temple of Literature in Hanoi on September 29 was donated to the Thien Nhan and Friends Fund.

Ms. Tran Mai Anh (in white Ao Dai), represents the Thien Nhan and Friends Fund to receive the donation from the organization board of the Mid-Autumn charity festival. (Photo: Sggp)

Ms. Tran Mai Anh (in white Ao Dai), represents the Thien Nhan and Friends Fund to receive the donation from the organization board of the Mid-Autumn charity festival. (Photo: Sggp)

The Mid-Autumn festival titled Thu Vong Nguyet (Enjoying Autumn Fullmoon) is organized from September 29-October 1. Around 600 craftmen join in the cultural event, aiming at bringing memories of ancient Mid-Autumrn festival to visitors via activities, including making traditional paper lanterns and To He (toy figurine, a traditional toy for children in Vietnam which is made from glutinous rice), folk games, kylin, lion and dragon dance performance.
The Thien Nhan and Friends Fund which is part of the Asia Injury Prevention Foundation, was established to help Thien Nhan. He is an abandoned boy who his right leg and genitals were taken by wild animals. He was abandoned by his teenage mother in a deserted garden for three days by after birth in Quang Nam Province in 2006. Tran Mai Anh, a young mother of two in Ha Noi, adopted him when he was two years old. She took him too many reconstructive doctors in Vietnam and abroad for operations. Now, Nhan has a chance at being a healthy boy and studies at a primary school in the capital.
The program has coordinated with many hospitals in Vietnam and invited international doctors to participate in medical missions to consult and conduct free operations for more than 600 handicapped children nationwide.
Some activities in the festival: 
Trao hơn 1 tỷ đồng cho Quỹ Thiện Nhân trong đêm Thu vọng nguyệt ảnh 2
Trao hơn 1 tỷ đồng cho Quỹ Thiện Nhân trong đêm Thu vọng nguyệt ảnh 3
Trao hơn 1 tỷ đồng cho Quỹ Thiện Nhân trong đêm Thu vọng nguyệt ảnh 5
Trao hơn 1 tỷ đồng cho Quỹ Thiện Nhân trong đêm Thu vọng nguyệt ảnh 4

By MAI AN – Translated by Kim Khanh

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