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World Vision to fund Da Nang development projects

Update: October, 28/2015 - 14:37

Non-government organisation (NGO) World Vision International will support the central Da Nang City in improving the nutrition and life skills of vulnerable children and youths' access to jobs.

World Vision Viet Nam's National Director Tran Thu Huyen and Le Thi Thu Hanh, deputy director of Da Nang Department of Foreign Affairs, signed a partnership agreement yesterday. — Photo courtesy World Vision


World Vision and the local government signed a partnership agreement yesterday in Ha Noi.

With a total budget of nearly US$800,000, World Vision will implement four major projects in Son Tra District in the 2015-18 first phase. The projects are child care and education; future opportunities for youths; child sponsorship and protection and resilience to climate change and disaster risks.

Accordingly, the organisation will organise a series of activities, such as training sessions on healthcare knowledge and skills, child nutrition and protection for health workers, collaborators, teachers and mothers, besides caregivers; improving nutrition of children under five; and providing youngsters in the 19-24 age group who live in difficult conditions with vocational training and supporting them to start their own business.

The second phase (2018 – 2023) will be carried out based on the first phase's qualitative assessment results by late fiscal year 2018.

World Vision began working in Da Nang in 1992. It has implemented a long-term development programme (2000 – 2016) in Hoa Vang District that has helped more than 100,000 local people, including 15,000 children, in improving their living conditions in terms of healthcare, nutrition, education and livelihood, besides capacity building.

Over the last few years, Da Nang City has promoted co-operation with different foreign NGOs. From 2010 to 2015, these NGOs pledged to provide the city about US$7 million each year for their projects in the city related to education, poverty reduction, helping the disabled and climate change response. — VNS


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