Thursday 23 April 2015

Improve maternal and child care through doctor and nurse trainings

The children born into ethnic minority groups are three times likely to die than those of Kinh majority group. There are many factors that cause the higher mortality rate among children under five in ethnic minority groups. Among them is the lack of trained doctors and health workers for mothers and children in remote mountainous villages.

Tuesday 21 April 2015

Children as Agents of Change

“I like the club because we learn about how to adapt to climate change and have swimming lessons so we can stay safe if there is a flood. This is my second year in the club.” explains Nguyen Ai Hanh Dung, class 5/2 of Gia Thuan primary school in Tien Giang.

Wednesday 1 April 2015

Prudence Foundation and Save the Children launch project to support vulnerable communities to mitigate the impact of disasters

Save the Children and Prudence Foundation of Prudential Vietnam, have today launched a a programme in partnership to support communities in disaster-affected areas of Dien Bien, Hai Phong and Tien Giang. This three- year programme aims to increase the disaster preparedness and resilience of 6,000 vulnerable children and 30,000 community members.

Monday 23 February 2015

Early Warning SMS Warning Initiative Save Lives

Twenty-five year-old mother Tran Thi Muoi was woken up by the noise of violent winds blowing away the roof of her house at midnight. Inside the house, the water, brought in by heavy rain, rose quickly. Muoi held up her son in a panic. "The storm came all of a sudden. We were not informed of or warned about it. We didn't have enough time to do anything. I took my son to the attic," she said.

If Vietnam's disaster-prone regions had a good warning system in place in 2009, Muoi wouldn't have had to risk her life and the life of her son.

Tuesday 10 February 2015

Save the Children hands over micro-finance programme to its partners

Save the Children in Vietnam announced that the organization would hand over its financial interest generation from a five-year micro-finance programme to Can Tho Women Union to support the union’s direct support to poor women in the Mekong River Delta province.

Apart from that, Save the Children also provided trainings on the management and skills of the progamme’s implementation to ensure a smooth transition for its women partner.