The smiles and happy faces of the TYM members’ children who had difficult circumstances and the disadvantaged ones who were being raised at the Labor Education Center no.2 in Ba Vi, Hanoi, while 120 gifts were awarded to them at the festival, are the most meaningful moments and best images in our life.
The Monttainai 2014 was held at the Vietnam Women’s Museum, 36 Ly Thuong Kiet, on 27th September, 2014. It was organized by the Vietnam Women’s Newspaper in collaboration with the Vietnam Women’s Museum and the Tinh Thuong Microfinance Institution (TYM). With the cross-cutting message of “Sending Love – Receiving Happiness”, the Mottainai 2014 called for assistance, support and generosity and kindness of the community towards the children who were in disadvantaged and difficult circumstances but always endeavored for learning. At the festival, the organizers donated gifts directly to 10 children in exceptionally difficult circumstances whose mothers were TYM’s members, and 100 underprivileged children of the Labor Education Center No.2, Ba Vi, Hanoi.
To contribute to the success of the festival, TYM’s officers donated many usable items such as second-hand clothes, footwear etc. Especially, TYM established a small booth to sell the products made by TYM’s members and officers in the festival. The booth not only contributed to introduce the products of TYM’s member to the public but also raised funds as a contribution of all TYM’s members and officers to send to the disadvantaged children. A total 1,040 coupons were collected, equivalent to a donation amount of VND 5,200,000.
The Mottainai festival with its meaning of “Giving love, receiving happiness” evoked the solidarity of the entire officers of the Vietnam Women’s Union, the TYM, and the whole community. Hopefully, each TYM’s staff particularly and the community generally will always support and assist disadvantaged person, especially underprivileged children to bring them more happy moments as the children of the TYM’s members and the Labor Education Center No.2, Ba Vi, Hanoi did have in the Mottainai festival 2014.
Pham Thi Van – Internal Audit Department