Trans-national walk supports Agent Orange victims
  • | VOV | July 13, 2011 10:09 PM

Participants in the 2011 Green Itinerary Walk Across Vietnam arrived in the central province of Quang Tri on July 12 and joined many activities to support Agent Orange (AO)/Dioxin victims.

Under the theme “From Sen Village to Nha Rong Wharf”, the charity walk aims to raise funds for AO victims and poor children.

In Quang Tri, the participants presented 120 scholarships to poor students and AO victims.

They also offered incense at the Road 9 Martyrs\' National Cemetery and held a cultural exchange with local students.

The 1,560km-long walk, held by the Oriental Culture Research Institute, started in Hanoi on July 2 and will finish in Ho Chi Minh City on August 12 after passing through 16 provinces and cities.

During this charitable itinerary, the participants will raise funds from 1 million SMSs to support AO victims, organise 8 charity musical evenings, help upgrade 8 schools, provide computer skills for local people, and present over 1,000 scholarships to underprivileged children.

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