Charity aims to help Vietnamese street children
Education is the short-term shelter from poverty and danger for children, says businessman
Two businesspeople have joined hands with a charity aimed to help street children in Vietnam. Robert Kimbrell of Big Lots and Green River Group’s Angela Hsu are partnering with the Christina Noble Children’s Foundation, Furniture Today reported.
The primary goal for the co-operative move is to raise US$100,000 to provide academic scholarships to underprivileged children in Vietnam.
Another goal for the charity is to support the Sunshine School – a free school that offers holistic elementary education to underprivileged children.
Kimbrell, the vice-president for Big Lots, is confident the goal of US$100,00 will be exceeded as the numbers had reportedly reached $80,000 already. He gave credit to Green River Group and Hsu, the executive vice-president of the company.
Hsu and Kimbrell added that they would like to give many Vietnamese children the opportunity to break free from the impoverished circumstances they were born into.
Ho Chi Minh City, the most prominent city in Vietnam, is home to about 10 million. Most of the country’s street children are there and are often exploited and end up being trafficked or used by crime syndicates.