Monday 9 February 2015

Save the Children is awarded for its contribution to Da Nang development

Save the Children was awarded a Certificate of Merits by Da Nang People’s Committee for its valuable contribution to the city’s social development last Friday.

Da Nang is a coastal city in the central of Vietnam which is also in the disaster-prone areas of the country. In the last decade, Da Nang has made an impressive progress in term of economic development and has become a fastest economic and urban growth city in Vietnam.

Thursday 5 February 2015

Disadvantaged children struggle in ‘lottery of birth’

Vietnamese children born into the Kinh ethnic group were nearly three and a half times less likely to die than their non-Kinh peers, Save the Children reports.

 Despite a tremendous progress Vietnam has made in reducing under-five child mortality rates over the last two decades, a new research conducted by Save the Children has found that large groups of children are still being left behind, simply because of where they live and the circumstances in which they are born.

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 17 December 2014

Joining 2014 Nobel Peace Prize winners for children’s healthy and educated development

Save the Children calls on national governments and international community to step up their efforts to support every girl and boy to an education and do everything they can to keep schools, teachers and pupils are safe from harm in crisis situations and other conflicts.

The children’s organisation brief statement was released in the light of the Nobel Peace Prize being awarded to Malala Yousafzai and Kailash Satyarthi who struggled against the suppression of children and young people and for the right of all children to education.

Thursday 20 November 2014

Supporting community to improve livelihoods

Nguyen Thi Duyen’s Story

My name is Nguyen Thi Duyen and I live with my husband, My, and our two children, ages 9 (girl) and 14 (boy), in a slum of Hiep Tri hamlet, Phuoc Trung commune. My husband and I grew up and married in this commune and have always been quite poor, however we have positive hopes for our future.