Vietnamese charity foundation in Berlin supports disadvantaged people

Wednesday, 11/01/2023 11:23
Vietnamese charity foundation Sen Vang (Golden Lotus) in Berlin has provided support for many disadvantaged people in Vietnam, Germany, Europe and Africa since it was set up in 2014.
Ambassador Vu Quang Minh (fourth from right)
presents certificate of merit to Sen Vang foundation (Source: VNA)  

Speaking at a meeting on the occasion of the upcoming Lunar New Year Festival (Tet) – the biggest festival in a year of Vietnamese people, President of the foundation Duong Thi Bich Ngoc said that over the past nine years, Sen Vang has called on and connected a lot of charity associations, businesses and donors to join hands in helping disadvantaged people.

She emphasized that half of the 425,000 EUR (454,000 USD) collected during nine years has been donated in three years of the COVID-19 pandemic.

During the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic, Sen Vang contributed to the Government’s vaccine fund, provided rice, vegetables, food for the needy, and presented face masks to Vietnamese hospitals.

Moreover, it also called on members to sew masks and gloves, and cook meals for frontline doctors of Charite Mitte and Chirite Wedding Berlin hospitals.

In addition to charity work, the foundation has contributed to building many schools, playgrounds, kitchens in remote and isolated areas, built nearly 20 "Golden Lotus" charitable houses, 13 bridges, and donated thousands of wheelchairs to people with disabilities in localities for nine years.

Speaking at the event, Vietnamese Ambassador to Germany Vu Quang Minh showed his profound gratitude for Sen Vang donors.

Not only look toward the homeland, Sen Vang foundation also care about unfortunate lives in faraway Africa and in Germany, their second homeland./.