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Poor children in Mekong Delta learn self-defence skills

Update: October, 25/2019 - 17:56
Children are learning martial arts as a part of the programme named Giving Knowledge – Training Skills. — Photo Courtesy of Saigon Children  

HCM CITY — More than 200 school students in Tiểu Cần District in the Mekong Delta province of Trà Vinh on Friday learnt about the risks they face every day and self-defence skills.

Giving Knowledge – Training Skills, a campaign run by Saigon Children’s Charity CIO in co-operation with FE CREDIT, helps poor children have a chance to go to school and equip them with necessary skills.

The class aimed to sharpen the children’s perception of risk and strengthen their belief in their ability to defend themselves successfully against any violence or sexual assault.

According to UNICEF Việt Nam, 68.4 per cent of Vietnamese children under 18 years have experienced physical or sexual violence at least once.

The programme also gave away scholarships to 102 primary and secondary school poor and near-poor students.

With the programme’s holistic approach, and not only financial assistance but also personal development offered, every major aspect of children’s well-being is addressed.

The scholarship package also includes frequent visits by the scholarship donors to each student’s house to encourage and support them, regular soft-skill training and fun activities to foster students’ personal development. — VNS


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