Sponsor a Child in Vietnam
- ChildFund came to Vietnam: 1995
- Population below poverty line: 10.6%
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Bordered by the South China Sea and the countries of China, Laos and Cambodia, Vietnam is still rebuilding after decades of devastating war. Though only about the size of New Mexico, it is the world’s 14th most densely populated country.
Because there is only one health center for every 6,000 people in Vietnam, pre- and post-natal care is inadequate. There is also a critical need for access to safe water and sanitation facilities.
Vietnamese children are often discouraged from attending school because the school is too far away or because parents don’t understand the value of an education. Those who do show up for class are met with a shortage of classrooms and inadequate sanitation facilities.
ChildFund has organized training for teachers to promote a child-centered, high quality, activity-based learning experience. We have constructed preschools and primary schools to provide healthy learning environments for children. We also are raising awareness of the importance of schooling and promoting a greater role for the community in children’s education.
Child Safety and Rights Advocacy
Our campaigns encourage awareness and advocacy of children’s rights, including those of disabled children. We also advocate for children at the local government level to help influence policies that impact the healthy development of children over the age of 3.
“Our support seeks to ensure that children are able to grow up in a safe, enabling and supportive environment. ”
Our “Community Fit for Children” program model has been implemented in half of the areas where we work. Our support seeks to ensure that children are able to grow up in a safe, enabling and supportive environment.
Preventive Health Programs
ChildFund in Vietnam aims to give every child the best possible start in life and a healthy growth into maturity. We do this by upgrading facilities and providing equipment for health centers. We also provide training to build the capacity of local services to provide quality healthcare.
Safe Water and Sanitation
New water treatment facilities, water systems and wells in our communities now provide ready access to safe water and sanitation. More than 350 households have been equipped with new or improved toilets and sanitation facilities. Our continuous education efforts teach people to practice good personal hygiene to safeguard their health.
Sponsor a child in Vietnam and make a difference in a child’s life.
ChildFund helps families and communities become self-sufficient by producing enough food and/or income to meet their basic needs and safeguard against misfortune. This enables them to provide a supportive environment for their children.
We encourage effective and sustainable techniques to increase productivity of crops and animal farming. We improve and/or construct local irrigation systems and develop participatory management bodies to meet the needs of water for agricultural activities. We build the capacity of farmers, local extension workers and partners and strengthen cooperation and partnerships between local organizations. We also support women’s savings and credit groups to provide them with access to credit to invest into agricultural activities.