Thursday 10 March 2016

In Vietnam, a Program Works toward Schools Free of Violence

Addressing a Save the Children’s workshop in Ho Chi Minh City, Minh Trang, a teacher in Vo Gap district, drew attendants’ attention with her own story.

“I had never believed in soft discipline on students. I used to see those naïve faces engulfed in fear,” said Trang, who used to work as a teacher of geography and now serves as the deputy principal at Nguyen Van Troi secondary school. “My students later said the image of me with a long, thick stick had dented in their minds.”

Wednesday 9 March 2016

GSK and Save the Children Award Helps Save Lives in Vietnam

GSK and Save the Children in Vietnam on March 8 presented the Healthcare Innovation Award to PATH Vietnam for its Immreg system that digitalizes immunization recording in the country. 

The 400,000 USD award will enable PATH to replicate the system in Vietnam, helping health workers and families to save time and prevent errors.

Tuesday 8 March 2016

Scaling up Maternal and Newborn Care in Vietnam

At the seventh month, Giang A Nha is as fit as any other child of his age, with no sign of being a preterm baby. “Without the doctors’ care, he wouldn’t have survived,” said Nha’s grandfather, in Ban Mu commune, Tram Tau district in the northern mountainous province of Yen Bai.

Wednesday 2 March 2016

“Acquiring Skills for a Job Changes My Life”

Nguyen Van Liet (L) in a class sponsored by Save the Children in Vietnam. Nguyen Van Liet, 24, was born to a poor family in the Mekong Delta city of Can Tho.  His parents divorced when he was still in pregnancy and he grew up with a step father and brother.  Dropping out of school in grade 12 when the family could no longer afford his school fee, Liet moved out to live in his brother’s slaughter house, starting to work and earn money. 

Friday 19 February 2016

Program Supports Thousands of Marginalized Vietnamese Children

Save the Children in Vietnam organized a workshop to review its project for migrant and other marginalized children in Ho Chi Minh City in late January to assess what has been done and the way forward.