The National Fund for Vietnamese Children and Generali Vietnam officially launch the Sinh Con, Sinh Cha (Born Children, Born Parents) community educational programme on Tuesday on the occasion of the National Action Month for Children 2020. — Photo Generali Vietnam
HÀ NỘI — The National Fund for Vietnamese Children (NFVC) and Generali Vietnam Life Insurance LLC (Generali Vietnam) officially launched a community educational programme on Tuesday to mark the National Action Month for Children 2020.
The programme, Sinh Con, Sinh Cha (Born Children, Born Parents), is part of “The Human Safety Net”, a Generali Group global movement initiated in 2017. The Human Safety Net’s families programme supports parents in the first six years of their children’s life to lay the strongest possible foundations for their future, contributing to early childhood development (ECD) in disadvantaged communities around the world. In Việt Nam, the local programme is developed by NFVC and Generali Vietnam, referencing UNICEF’s materials.
The programme aims to offer parents with children aged between 0 – 6 years parenting knowledge, experience and skills to help children grow to their full potential in the love of the family. The programme extends its reach to the community with practical and useful content via creative and interesting formats.
“The idiom “Children are born before their parents, while grandchildren are born before their grandparents” speaks about the creation of parental and grandparental roles upon the birth of a child. In their new roles, parents will continue to “grow together with their children”. The programme aims to promote the importance of parental roles as well as the necessary know-how to fulfill these roles to parents across the country,” said Generali Vietnam CEO Tina Nguyễn.
“Many parents still lack the skills necessary to take good care of their children, leading to child violence and abuse that impede the children’s comprehensive development. Such a reality brings NFVC and Generali Vietnam together to jointly develop and implement a programme that aims to equip parents, grandparents and guardians of children under six with essential parenting skills and knowledge in the areas of child health, education and protection,” said Director of NFVC Hoàng Văn Tiến.
In its first edition, the programme focuses on three topics of health, behaviours and intelligence of children under-6. The programme will be delivered via an online sitcom series, in which artist Xuân Bắc, NFVC’s Goodwill Ambassador, is involved in directing and acting; as well as local workshops organised in selected kindergartens across Việt Nam. The programme’s booklets and online shows will be available free while parents will enjoy free admissions to all parenting workshops.
From now until the end of the year, at least 2,000 parents and children under-6 and about 400 kindergarten teachers and officers from cities and provinces across Việt Nam are expected to benefit from the programme. In addition, the programme targets to reach millions more via digital platforms.
The NFVC and Generali Vietnam have worked together to support the community since 2016 with the “Your Companion To School” scholarship programme benefiting students in hardship. As of June 2020, the programme has granted 3,000 scholarships to disadvantaged students across Việt Nam. — VNS