Tuesday 25 April 2017

Behind Smiling Eyes

Taking a trip down memory lane, I remember nostalgically it was on a sunshine-filled afternoon during a trip to a mountainous commune that I met her – a 7-year-old girl with such a beautiful name, Yen, which means “peace” in Sino-Vietnamese. Sadly, her life is not as peaceful as that name…

Friday 15 May 2015

Create equal opportunities for all children to thrive in education

In collaboration with the Ministry of Education and Training, Save the Children organized a workshop in Lao Cai Province for 150 teachers and educational officials working in the ethnic minority regions. The objective was to address their challenges and share their views on how to teach ethnic minority children who have a different mother tongue.

Tuesday 13 January 2015

Those First Days

By Pham Thu Trang, Communications Assistant - Child Sponsorship


Lao Cai is one of the poorest provinces where the ratio of gender imbalance at birth is increasing steadily. Having children in the workforce and imbalanced maternal nutrition has a huge impact on the development of the younger generation. By the end of 2013, a sponsorship team worked closely with local authorities to implement the Child Sponsorship Program. With the support of local partners, Kim Son commune has been chosen as the first site. 

Wednesday 28 May 2014

Lao Cai's surprise: A desire for quality education despite the many obstacles of rural mountain living

By Nicole DeRespinis