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Ministry prepares for month on kids' rights

Update: May, 28/2015 - 09:51
The Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs (MOLISA) is making last minute preparations for a national Children's Action Month starting on June 1. — Photo vtv

HA NOI (VNS) — The Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs (MOLISA) is making last minute preparations for a national Children's Action Month starting on June 1.

During June, numerous programmes will take place across the country aimed at protecting children's rights and improving their quality of life.

The National Fund for Vietnamese Children, responsible for coordinating both domestic and international efforts, said scholarships and sponsorships would be awarded to children from islands, borderlands, remote and mountainous areas.

The fund has also organised free cleft lip and palate repair surgeries, eye surgeries, checkups and operations for children with complicated diseases.

Provincial MOLISA departments are tasked with visiting families who lived in especially difficult circumstances and provide the children with scholarships and other forms of support. Ethnic minority families were singled out as requiring extra attention.

In addition, local authorities will offer children life-skills and self-defence classes, swimming courses, and other cultural and sporting events throughout the month of June.

Lawmakers have committed to speeding up the process of drafting policies and mechanisms that would include the participation of children in drafting the major piece of legislation, the Laws on Child Protection, Education and Care.

State President Truong Tan Sang will hold a meeting with children's representatives, especially those in difficult circumstances, to listen to their opinions and thoughts on International Children Day on June 1.

This year marks the 25th year since Viet Nam, the first country in Asia and the second in the world, ratified the Protocol to the Convention on the Rights of the Child on February 20 in 1990. — VNS

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