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Childcare in Vietnam receives support from US and Sweden

Thu, 05 Jun 2014. Last updated Thu, 25 Jun 2015 08:43

On June 4th, Hue City organized a ceremony of marking the project of receiving supports for orphans and disadvantage children in Vietnam society. The aim of the project is to improve childcare in Vietnam.

Aid to Children Without Parents, a U.S organization, has funded up to 558 million VND to carry out the project of childcare improvement in Vietnam. Initially, the project will be implemented in Hue city first. It is expected that based on achievements the project gains, other provinces and cities in Vietnam will coordinate with human right organizations in the world perform same projects to care more about living conditions of disadvantaged Vietnamese children. The project aims to improve the living conditions of local people, enhance the ability of self-earning for poor children, orphans and adversities, simultaneously, contribute to develop education and childcare in localities. The project is expectedly implemented in Quang Dien and Phu Vang District and Huong Tra Town in one year.

 

Hmong minority children in Sa Pa

 

Main activities of the project are organizing 6 mobile health care courses, performing 15 surgeries for disabled children, vaccinating hepatitis B for 600 children in 2 primary schools in Quang Dien District, awarding scholarships for 53 orphans and poor children eager to learn, supporting milk and stationeries for children in sponsored classes, and repairing 5 classrooms which have been degraded in Phu Tan primary school. In addition, the project also helps funds for families in adversity to rear a cow for breeding purpose in Quang Vinh, Quang Dien, Huong Binh District and Huong Tra Town. At the same occasion, People’s Committee of Thua Thien Hue Province has approved the decision to receive a non-refundable aid of supporting the autonomy and participation of vulnerable women and children involved in family affairs in rural and mountainous areas of Hue City. The project is sponsored by Adoptions Centrum organization from Sweden with a capital up to nearly 3 billion VND.

 

Vietnese Children go to school

 

The project is implemented in 3 years from 2014 to 2016 with the aim of supporting the right of gender equality and the right of participation in decision of family as well as society for vulnerable women and children involved in family affairs to. Specifically, the project is started in Loc Bon, Loc Dien, Loc Tri, Xuan Loc Communes in Phu Loc District with practical activities such as organizing 6 courses training core faculty about skills and methods to transfer knowledge efficiently, training for women officers to promulgate the right of gender equality and participation to women, maintaining the operation of 3 current clubs and establishing 4 new clubs on “right of women and children”.

The project also hold training courses on living skills for 200 vulnerable women, open dialogues for women and men with the participation of local authorities, and conference on instructing methods of sustainable livelihoods for families in adversity.