Exhibition held in France to fund AO victims
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An exhibition of paintings entitled “The Love of Colour” by late French painter Suzy Cohen opened in Paris, France on March 17 to raise funds for Vietnamese children with disabilities and victims of Agent Orange (AO)/dioxin.
One of the paintings at the exhibition Photo: VNA
Suzy Cohen’s paintings are an original, harmonious combination of pointillist dots and colours, which express the beauty of people and landscapes or a still-life.
The Chairwoman of the Association for Vietnamese AO/Dioxin Children in France (Vietnam les Enfants de la Dioxine), Vo Thi Loan, said the association has launched many charitable programmes after it was established in 2001 to support Vietnamese AO victims.
Since 2008, the proceeds from the association’s activities have provided 231 families in 21 provinces and cities across Vietnam with interest free loans of VND7 million per family through provincial chapters of the Vietnamese Association of Victims of Agent Orange (AO)/dioxin (VAVA) and the Vietnam Red Cross.
The association has supported 254 families with AO victims who live in difficult circumstances and have also granted scholarships to 328 schoolchildren.
Money raised by from the association has also been used to provide humanitarian operations for 22 children with spinal cord injuries and heart disease.