Deputy PM Trong visits HIV/AIDS children

Deputy Prime Minister Truong Vinh Trong visited and presented gifts to children with HIV/AIDS at the Labour Education Centre Number 2 in Ba Vi district, Hanoi, on May 29.

Deputy PM Trong told senior officials from the ministries of Health and Labour, War Invalids and Social Affairs and the municipal People’s Committee, who accompanied him o­n the visit, to help the children’s dream of going to school with their healthy friends and further communal integration come true.

“Their wishes are completely legitimate,” said the Deputy PM.

He passed o­n his sympathy and respect to the nurses, who the children call “Mothers” and other staff at the centre, who had overcome their fears and numerous difficulties to devote their lives to alleviate the plight of the unfortunate children.

The Hanoi Labour Education Centre 2 is home to 53 orphans, all with HIV. It is jointly funded by the State and donations from a host of kind-hearted individuals, ministries, agencies and non-governmental organisations.

In early 2009, the municipal administration built a new dormitory for the children, considerably improving their living conditions. However, their hopes of sharing their classes with healthy friends have not yet been realised.

Later in the day, Deputy PM Trong visited and presented gifts to children at the Social Labour Centre 4 and planted trees around the centre in response to Children’s Action Month, from May 15 to June 30.