Vietnam – Singapore Friendship Association Supports “Sunday of Love” Charity Program

On Feb. 25, the Social Affairs Committee of the National Assembly, in collaboration with the State Bank of Vietnam and Hanoi Heart Hospital, organized the "Sunday of Love" event. As part of this program, a visit was made to the Social Protection Center 3 Hanoi. Ambassador Nguyen Duc Hung, the Vice Chairman - Secretary General of the Vietnam - Singapore Friendship Association, Ambassador Jaya Ratnam, the Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Singapore to Vietnam, and the "Connecting Love" Group were in attendance.

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The volunteer group organized an enhanced lunch, health examination, and consultation event, and distributed gifts to the residents of Social Protection Center 3 in Hanoi. On behalf of the Vietnam – Singapore Friendship Association, Ambassador Nguyen Duc Hung donated VND 15 million to the Center. Ambassador Jaya Ratnam also presented gifts on behalf of the Singapore Embassy in Vietnam to the elderly and children at the Center.

Ambassador Nguyen Duc Hung presents gifts to the Hanoi Social Protection Center 3.

Social Protection Center 3 Hanoi specializes in providing care and support to lonely elderly people, orphans, and children facing extremely difficult circumstances in Hanoi. Currently, the Center is taking care of and supporting 136 elderly people and children.

Ambassador Jaya Ratnam presents gifts to the Center.

The “Sunday of Love” program has been implemented since August 2017 by a group of volunteers called “Connecting Love,” which consists of officers from the National Assembly’s Social Affairs Committee, Hanoi Heart Hospital, and philanthropists. The program has been organized at numerous social protection centers in various provinces and cities across the country, featuring activities such as enhanced lunch, cardiovascular examinations, equipment support, and cash and in-kind gifts.

The volunteer group takes photos with the elderly and children at Social Protection Center 3 in Hanoi.

Through the “Ươm mầm tương lai” (Nurturing the Future) scholarship fund, the group has provided scholarships to many students. The group is committed to offering further support at higher levels of education to scholarship recipients who continue to overcome challenges and meet the requirements. Their activities have yielded positive results, making a significant impact on the community and providing valuable experiences in organizing volunteer activities.

Amy Mai Nguyen