This 9th Mottainai festival organised by Vietnamese Women’s Newspaper, calls on the community to promote a green lifestyle, protect the environment, raise funds to support children affected by traffic accidents and children orphaned by the pandemic.
|The Mottainai Festival 2022 is expected to have the participation of nearly 200 children orphaned by the pandemic, as well as donors, volunteers and famous artists in Vietnam. |
Vietnamese Women’s Newspaper will give scholarships worth VND3 million each and gifts to 56 children who are traffic accident victims and children orphaned by the pandemic.
Mottainai 2022 also supports five facilities: Ha Cau Orphanage Centre (Hanoi), SOS Children’s Village Hanoi, Huu Nghi Orphanage Home (Hanoi), HIV-infected children at Drug Addiction Treatment Centre No. 2 (Ba Vi, Hanoi) and Children’s Home in Bien Hoa, Dong Nai.
|Annual Mottainai event is usually held near Christmas as a chance for businesses to share their social activities |
With the patronage of the Vietnam Women’s Union and the companionship of prestigious units and organisations, Mottainai 2022 is expected to have many remarkable highlights, such as Connecting Vietnam-Japan Mottainai activities; fundraising for the programme; a livestream to exchange and introduce social activities of businesses participating in the auction of Mottainai items; and giving gifts to support children who are traffic accident victims and orphans due to COVID-19.
It is expected that tens of thousands of people will interact directly and online in the 9th season of the programme to donate used items. Online channels for donation/auction of Mottainai items will continue to be held until the end of December.
Mottainai is the largest community to support used items for humanitarian purposes in Vietnam with more than 200,000 participants. The programme uses various forms of support and donations to support more than 4,500 disadvantaged children, orphans, and children affected by traffic accidents.
The Mottainai programme was awarded the 2017 Innovative Women for Sustainable Development Award by the Ministry of Information and Communications and also received a certificate of merit for its contributions to the Vietnam - Japan diplomatic relations by the Embassy of Japan in Vietnam.
By Thai An