Success stories
Photo: World Toilet Day (19 November) is a day to raise awareness and inspire action to tackle the global sanitation crisis. In Vietnam, ChildFund is supporting women like Ti with brand-new toilets to keep families healthy and safe
Ten-year-old Hang is a Grade Four student who has been living with her aunt in Cao Bang after her parents separated several years ago. Experiencing difficulty at an early age, she has had low confidence and found it hard to connect with other children.
“I had never played any sport before. Playing rugby made me realise that I have special running skills, which is amazing! I am the fastest runner,” says thirteen-year-old Oanh, a sponsored child and a passionate member of ChildFund’s Pass It Back program in Vietnam.
In many remote parts of Vietnam, small scale construction to improve the lives of people in villages is difficult; as constrained budgets only allow governments to prioritise the completion of one or two large scale developments, in each province, every year.
Twenty-eight-year-old Quan is from Bac Kan Province and has a secure, well-paying job as a welder in a factory. However, finding decent work has not always been easy for Quan, and many young people from his community.