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World Vision to help Hoa Binh's vulnerable children

Update: November, 04/2015 - 17:50
World Vision International will support Hoa Binh Province in improving children's welfare, especially vulnerable children, as part of the second stage of a project agreement signed today in the province. — Photo World Vision Viet Nam

HOA BINH (VNS)—World Vision International will support Hoa Binh Province in improving children's welfare, especially vulnerable children, as part of the second stage of a project agreement signed today in the province.

The US$1.5-million project will be implemented in four communes of Yen Thuy District -- Lac Sy, Lac Duong, Lac Hung and Huu Loi -- from October 2015 to September 2018.

The project will focus on activities in the fields of education, nutrition, child protection and capacity building, besides child sponsorships and livelihood.

The most vulnerable children, such as orphans, abandoned and disabled children, those living in poor families and school dropouts, will be involved in World Vision's interventions.

World Vision will collaborate with local authorities to support children in improving their academic results and life skills to protect them from being abused, exploited and injured.

Children below five years of age will be provided nutrition intervention measures through integrated models such as nutrition clubs for mothers and livelihood development for parents.

Previously, the project's first stage, with nearly $3 million in investment, benefited more than 31,000 people, including nearly 6,000 children in Yen Thuy District during the 2011-15 period.

Beside Yen Thuy, World Vision works in Lac Son and Mai Chau districts. The organisation has invested more than $5 million in community development work in the three districts, which has benefitted about 63,000 people since it started its projects in Hoa Binh in 2008.

In 2015 particularly, about three million Vietnamese children have benefited, directly and indirectly, from World Vision's programmes and projects. World Vision currently operates 40 area development programmes and 16 special projects in 15 provinces across the country. — VNS


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