Wednesday 2 July 2014

Swimming lessons for flood affected children

Le Thi Thanh Thanh was watching her nine-year-old daughter girl, Nguyen Thi Phuong Anh ready for her first jump into the pool. Around the girl, a dozen of children were cheering her up to abide their turns.

“A couple of years ago, I registered my daughter for a swimming class organized by the local community on the river. Then, I thought it was not safe for her so that I pulled her out”, she said.

Monday 23 June 2014

Green for Future

Save the Children supported 10 schools to organise a ‘Tree Planting Festival’ in Tien Giang Province to increase the children’s awareness of environmental protection and climate change adaptation.

Nearly 300 children aged from 9 to 15 participated in the festival by the end of May where they were provided with eucalyptus seedlings and trained on how to grow by Save the Children staff and the school teachers.

Wednesday 18 June 2014

Save the Children helps children adapt to climate change

Save the Children has started a project to support 11,200 children in Tien Giang Province to learn about climate change and how to adapt to the extreme weather.

 Through trainings and extra-curriculum activities, Save the Children will provide the children in 15 primary schools and middle schools in the province with basic knowledge and skills to better prepare for disaster risks and to cope with climate change consequences.

Tuesday 10 June 2014

Save the Children and HSBC provide rainwater harvesting systems for poor families in Dong Thap

Save the Children and HSBC awarded 240 rainwater harvesting systems to poor families in 12 communes of Dong Thap Provinces last weekend.

The devices, worth US$26,000 aim to support the locals in the flood-prone areas to generate and store safe water for their household activities, especially during and after the flood seasons.

The award is part of a US$556,672 project in Mekong delta funded by HSBC from 2013 to 2015.

Tuesday 3 June 2014

Save the Children supports book exchanges by children to protect environment

Save the Children supported two schools in Quang Nam Province to organise a book exchange day  to educate the children to practise thrift and protect the environment last weekend.

The event titled 'Economising, Reusing and Recycling to Adapt to Climate Change' attracted nearly 200 children from Le Quy Don secondary school and Duy Tan primary school and community members in the neighborhoods to attend and donate books.