Connect with us

Society

Grade-3 student makes cakes to fight COVID-19 in Vietnam

Published

on

An elementary school student, Nguyen Hoang Thao My wants to do something to contribute to the fight against the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic in Ho Chi Minh City so she started making cakes.

My, a third-grade student living in District 6, Ho Chi Minh City, has experienced meaningful days this summer.

She carefully makes every flan cake by herself for sale and contribute her profit to the national COVID-19 vaccine fund.

“During the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020, I asked my mother whether I could make a cake to contribute to the fund fighting the pandemic when I heard about the calling for crowdfunding,” recalled My.

“At that time, my mother taught me how to produce cakes and then my father became my deliveryman.”

My capitalizes on her Facebook account as a platform to sell her cakes.

“Hi everybody! I am Thao My, I am 9 years old,” reads the young girl’s self-introduction on Facebook.

“I want to support the national COVID-19 vaccine fund so I opened a bakery for flans named Thao My.

“I will sell two kinds of cakes with big and small sizes using silver wrapping paper.

“I donated VND2 million [US$87] last year.

“I expect everybody who buys the cakes can support me. Much appreciated!”

The little girl’s bakery has produced dozens of flans every day since then.

She has created a new kind of flan, which includes bubbles and has gained traction among other children recently.

My does not merely make cakes for sale to contribute to the COVID-19 fund but she also wants to do something to thank the frontline medical workers who have worked extremely hard during the pandemic.

Using her savings, she made 120 flan cakes to give to doctors and nurses working at Trung Vuong Hospital, where COVID-19 patients are treated.

On each cake, My attached a small note that reads, “I hope the doctors enjoy the cake.”

“I have prepared 120 cakes to offer to the medical workers at Trung Vuong Hospital,” My told Tien Phong (Youth) newspaper.

“I asked my parents to bring cakes to them as I can’t come there.

“I hope the medical workers feel more willing to support the patients to overcome the disease.”

According to the third-grade student, while she is capable of making cakes, the medical workers are now too busy to order them, so she asked her mother to find a way to give them the cakes.

The cakes filled with compassion made by the small girl left many of the doctors touched. Many of them wrote on Facebook that these are not only physical gifts, but they are also spiritual ones that help the medical workers forget exhaustion and keep their hard responsibilities during the pandemic.

Lam My Phuong, My’s mother, said her daughter began to make cakes last year when the COVID-19 pandemic first broke out.

This year, the girl started work again at the beginning of June.

“She has saved more than VND800,000 ($35) to date,” said Phuong.

“I am happy that my daughter appreciates the work and can contribute a small part to the fight against the coronavirus pandemic,” the mother said proudly.

“I feel joyful to recognize my daughter for constructive thinking.”

BANK ACCOUNTS FOR DONATIONS

1. For donations within Vietnam:

a) At State Treasury Transaction Office:

– Account name: Fund for Vaccination Prevention of Coronarivus Disease 2019

– Account number: 3761.0.9098866.91999 (VND); 3761.0.9098869.9199 (USD) and 3761.0.9098786.91999 (EUR)

b) At Joint Stock Commercial Bank for Investment and Development of Vietnam, Hanoi Branch:

– Account name: Fund for Vaccination Prevention of Coronarivus Disease 2019

– Account number: 21110009116868 (VND); 21110371116868 (USD) and 21110142996868 (EUR)

2. For donations outside Vietnam:

– Account name: Fund for Vaccination Prevention of Coronarivus Disease 2019

– Account number: 21110009116868 (VND); 21110371116868 (USD) and 21110142996868 (EUR)

– Beneficiary bank: Joint Stock Commercial Bank for Investment and Development of Vietnam, Hanoi Branch, 4B Le Thanh Tong Street, Phan Chu Trinh Ward, Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi City, Vietnam

– Swift code: BIDVVNVX

Source: Ministry of Finance

Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter to get the latest news about Vietnam!

Source: https://tuoitrenews.vn/news/society/20210714/grade3-student-makes-cakes-to-fight-covid19-in-vietnam/62045.html

Society

Đắk Lắk people provide food for those in need

Published

on

It is in challenging times that we see the best of people. And in Việt Nam, there is no shortage of do-gooders willing to help those in need. In Đắk Lắk volunteers and government officials are collected much-needed produce to send to localities hit hardest by the pandemic.

Source: https://vietnamnews.vn/society/1002933/dak-lak-people-provides-foos-for-those-in-need.html

Continue Reading

Society

Hospitals in HCMC told not to let Covid-19 patients die at home

Published

on

Doctors check the health condition of a Covid-19 patient. The HCMC Department of Health has written to the 115 Emergency Center, hospitals and Covid-19 treatment facilities asking them not to let patients die at home – PHOTO: VNA

HCMC – The HCMC Department of Health has written to the 115 Emergency Center, hospitals and Covid-19 treatment facilities asking them not to let patients die at home as a result of being denied admission or delays in being transported to hospitals for treatment.

Besides, the municipal department ordered these units to readily admit and treat Covid-19 patients, the local media reported.

The hospitals, Covid-19 treatment centers and the 115 Emergency Center must be open round the clock so that residents can access treatment or medical checkups.

In addition, doctors were told to prepare for screening to determine which patients need a referral for treatment.

Moreover, the municipal department asked hospitals and healthcare centers to proactively add more beds, stretchers and oxygen masks to serve patients to prevent their condition from worsening due to delayed treatment.

The heads of these units were tasked with informing their employees of the order and asking them to work toward minimizing the Covid-19 death rate. The heads will assume responsibility for cases in which patients die at home as a result of hospitals denying treatment or delaying admission.

Source: https://english.thesaigontimes.vn/83571/hospitals-in-hcmc-told-not-to-let-covid-19-patients-die-at-home.html

Continue Reading

Society

Four men rob garbage collector of motorbike in Hanoi

Published

on

Four men were caught on CCTV robbing a sanitation worker of her motorbike in Hanoi early on Tuesday morning despite the victim’s plea for mercy.

A police official in Nam Tu Liem District confirmed to Tien Phong (Youth) newspaper later the same day that officers were investigating the case and hunting for the suspects.

The crime took place at around 3:25 am, when Le Thi Tram, a 39-year-old employee of Hanoi Urban Environment Company (URENCO), was driving her motorbike to collect garbage.

After reaching a section of Dai Mo Street in Nam Tu Liem District, Tram saw four men who were traveling on two motorbikes in the opposite direction.

They screamed at the woman as they passed her, before turning around and blocking her path.

One of the men threatened Tram and forced her to hand over the key of her motorcycle.

Although Tram cried and begged for their mercy, the men eventually left with her vehicle.

The victim later reported the crime to local police.

“The motorbike was old, but my husband and I had worked very hard to afford it,” Tram said during an interview with Tien Phong.

“It was the most valuable asset of our family.”

As Tram is still traumatized by the incident, her husband has been taking her to work and assisting her in the job.

Tram is part of a 23-member Dai Mo sanitation team, which is under the management of URENCO, said Lai Thi Minh Ly, the team leader.

Most of the sanitation workers in the team have to work at midnight or very early in the morning.

“I have told my team to be cautious while on the job. Hopefully, competent authorities will soon catch the suspects,” Ly stated.

Tram was gifted a new motorbike by the Nam Tu Liem District police unit on Wednesday morning.

Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter to get the latest news about Vietnam!

Source: https://tuoitrenews.vn/news/society/20210804/four-men-steal-rob-garbage-collector-of-motorbike-in-hanoi/62417.html

Continue Reading

Trending