Success stories
Some of Ha Dinh’s earliest memories are of walking through the rough, muddy streets of rural neighbourhoods in northern Vietnam.
Writing letters builds friendships, self-esteem and basic literacy for children, and keeps sponsors in touch with their lives and progress. A complete exchange of letters takes about 16 weeks (six to eight weeks each way). This time allows for translation and transportation to and from the child, who may live in a remote area. We rely on a network of community volunteers to collect the letters and often deliver them on foot to each child.
Changes in teaching methodology have brought back positive outcomes for both teachers and students of Don Phong primary school in Bac Kan. On celebration of Vietnamese Teachers' Day, let's enjoy a story by Van, an experienced teacher from the school.
In 2010, ChildFund Vietnam helped to build a much-needed health centre in rural Bach Thong District. Seven years on, the eight-room health centre now provides services to around 500 patients each month – more than double the number of people the old clinic served in 2009.
Today is the International Women’s Day, and this year’s theme is: Be Bold for Change. Using an innovative rugby and life skills curriculum, ChildFund’s Pass It Back program has supported to implement the empowerment of young girls and women in Asia. Photo: Than (left) cheered up with her team before the competition