Success stories
Before 2010, women in Luc Binh commune gave birth at home without the assistance of any trained doctors or healthcare staff. Nor did they have access to postpartum checkups. In addition, low community awareness on issues such as child nutrition meant many mothers only breastfed for the first three months, and weaned their newborns with rice soup after that. As a result, the malnutrition rate for children under five was over 13% in 2010.
Nga is 33 years-old and a rugby coach with ChildFund Pass It Back. Like many of our female coaches in Vietnam, she is also a mother. What is unusual about Nga’s situation though, is that she is the first coach to see her daughter follow in her footsteps.
Viet was nine years old when ChildFund Vietnam started sponsorship in his small village in Bac Kan province in the country’s northeast.
ChildFund Vietnam has been helping schools transform their playgrounds, gardens and classrooms using recyclable materials.
“The most important thing about a project is the villagers’ participation. If they can be involved in all steps from raising ideas about specific needs, designing the project model to address the problem and monitoring and evaluating the implementation of activities, they will be more responsible to protect it and use the water more effectively,” said Quang, a village leader and a member of the water supply system operation group.