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6/11/2019 5:06:35 PM

World Vision Vietnam empowers children to speak up

Last week, 100 children in Minh Long district, Quang Ngai province joined the meaningful two-day summer camp organized by World Vision Vietnam and the district Department of Education and Training.

Children discuss solutions to reduce drowning among children. Photos: World Vision Vietnam

At the event, the children worked together to find solutions to some key issues that often put their safety and wellbeing at risk such as drowning, injury, violence in school, and child marriage.

Beside actions that can be carried out by children themselves such as conducting communication for parents and classmates, the children also came up with ways to escalate these matters to local authorities in their village and commune so that more resources will be invested in resolving the issues.

“Lack of recreational options for children during their summer holidays was identified as a contributing factor to the increased risk of drowning among children,” said a student in the summer camp.

This summer camp is among many efforts of World Vision Vietnam to empower children to speak about matters affecting their lives and be part of the solutions that will improve their wellbeing.

World Vision is a Christian relief and development organization working to create lasting change in the lives of children, families and communities living in poverty. As a child-focused organization, WV’s work focuses on children, ensuring they are protected and their basic needs are met.

Currently, World Vision Vietnam is implementing 40 Area Programmes (APs) which operate in 5 zones: North (Hung Yen, Hoa Binh, Hai Phong and Dien Bien), Yen Bai – Tuyen Quang, Thanh Hoa, Central & Highlands (Quang Tri, Quang Nam – Da Nang, Dak Nong) and South (Quang Ngai, Binh Thuan, Ho Chi Minh City). WVV’s APs focus within one administrative district of a province which usually populated by ethnic minority people with high rates of poverty.

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