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1/19/2019 12:57:16 PM

Vinh Long: COPI helps poor residents have warm Tet

Children of Peace International (COPI) just presented 200 Tet gift packages to poor households, those living in difficult circumstances and handicapped, elderly residents in Chanh An commune, Mang Thit district, Vinh Long province on the occasion of the upcoming lunar New Year (Tet) festival.

Package of gift delivered to needy residents. (Photo: COPI)

COPI founder, Binh Rybacki and board members traveled to Vietnam to conduct the annual Li Xi tour. Li Xi is roughly translated as “lucky money” and it is a Vietnamese tradition during the Tet (New Year) holiday, to hand out small gifts of money to children and adults alike. Tet is the most sacred holiday of the year in Vietnam and COPI has for years traveled to Vietnam during Tet to carry on this tradition, and gifts are given to children and to the many caregivers who serve in the schools and orphanages where COPI supported throughout the county.

On January 18, Binh and COPI board members arrive at Chanh An commune to offered 200 New Year care packages including rice, soy sauce, cooking oil and sugar as well as li xi envelopes to needy residents here.

COPI board members and volunteers join principal of Hieu Nghia Preschool & Kindergarten, plus community leaders at the innauguration of phase 3. (Photo: COPI)

On the same day, COPI and Friends of COPI innaugurated Hieu Nghia preschool and kindergarten school phase III. The school is now able to accept children from 2 years of age, contributing to improve the quality of educational facilities and teaching materials, bringing students in the remote areas of the province new facilities to meet the needs of teaching and learning.

The handover ceremony was held with the assistance of Vinh Long Union of Friendship Organizations and schools of benefited students.

Children of Peace International (COPI) was founded in 1993. Its primary objective was to provide aid to state-operated orphanages in all of Vietnam. In the last 26 years, COPI has extended its target group, reaching hands to more needy children, such as those living in remote areas, poor kids./.
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