HCMC – The Saigon Times – Great Circle program, an initiative of the Saigon Times Group, donated necessities to remote communities in the northern province of Hoa Binh in the lead up to the Lunar New Year holiday, or Tet.
On January 22, representatives and sponsors of the program visited Hang Kia, a mountainous commune in Mai Chau District, Hoa Binh Province, and handed over Tet gifts to the locals.
Minh Viet Academy presented VND5 million to Hang Kia Kindergarten, while Pham Van Khoi handed over 40 gift sets to students of the school.
Besides, Le Minh Hang, Le Kim Thanh, Nguyen My Linh and their friends and colleagues donated clothes and 137 gift sets to 137 poor households in the communes of Hang Kia, Pa Khom, Thung Mai, Thung Ang and Thung Man. Each gift set comprised 10 kilograms of rice, confectioneries, cooking oil, sugar, spices and other necessities.
Hang Kia is a rural area, which is home to over 700 households. Most local residents (98%) are the Mong ethnic minority, and half are poor or near-poor.
Over the past two years, the Saigon Times – Great Circle program has supported thousands of people affected by the Covid-19 pandemic as well as frontline medical workers in HCMC and many other localities. The program has received support from numerous enterprises, individuals and organizations.