STORY OF THE MONTH

ChildFunders revisiting the “Change” value and supporting the action month to “Limit plastic waste”

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TIN TIN TICK & TALK

Hot news in April

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CULTURE CORNER

Traditional “Ban” paper making profession in Cao Bang

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DID YOU KNOW?

Useful tips to prevent motion sickness

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STORY OF THE MONTH

CHILDFUNDERS REVISITING THE "CHANGE" VALUE
AND SUPPORTING THE ACTION MONTH TO "LIMIT PLASTIC WASTE"

ūüéȬ†In April, ChildFunders at all four offices have participated in fun and meaningful activities to look back at our journey in implementing the “Change” value and learning more about how we can “Limit plastic waste”. In addition to having lively discussions and watching informative videos, ChildFunders also participated in creative games and shared good ideas with each other via Padlet.

Check out the photos below to see how all these activities took place! 

TIN TIN TICK & TALK

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Primary School Student Festival in Hoa Binh

News by: Dinh Thi Thu Ha – Project Officer

In the past month, Phu Vinh Primary & Secondary School in Tan Lac district, Hoa Binh province organised a “Primary School Student Festival”, which received…

In the past month, Phu Vinh Primary & Secondary School in Tan Lac district, Hoa Binh province organised a “Primary School Student Festival”, which received enthusiastic participation of 92 school managers, teachers, local authorities, 285 parents/caregivers, and 1,478 children, including 53 children with disability.
 
With support from the project “Ready for primary school” and “An effective child protection system”, the event has provided a playground to help form and develop essential skills for students. The children are free to express their talents and creativity, as well as exchange and share experiences in learning and life through a creative writing competition, folk games, sports activities, etc. This activity also contributed to further promoting the coordination of families and the society in educating students.
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ChildFund Vietnam supports VACR to organise a Forum of organisations related to children

News by: Do Duong Hien – Online Safety Specialist

In Hanoi, the Vietnam Association for the Protection…

In Hanoi, the Vietnam Association for the Protection of Child Rights (VACR) with the support of ChildFund Vietnam, Save the Children, and the JIFF Fund Secretariat organised a Forum with organisations related to children on the¬†implementation children’s rights. This is an opportunity for child-related organisations to exchange experiences and update on the implementation of children’s rights according to the Convention on the Rights of the Child Rights and Vietnam’s legal regulations on children’s rights.
 
The forum attracted direct and online participation of more than 100 delegates representing State agencies such as the Ministry of Labour, War Invalids and Social Affairs, the Ministry of Public Security, Vietnam Women’s Union, international organisations, press, and Association members of VACR from 27 provinces/cities.
 
At the event, Mr. Do Duong Hien, Online Safety Specialist of ChildFund Vietnam also shared about Swipe Safe – ChildFund’s online child protection project. ChildFund’s next priorities are the application of technology in child protection, including App 111 of the National Child Helpline, case management software for child protection officers at all levels, and a website on online online safety for children.
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Training course on operating online learning platforms Edu contents and Elearning provided by VNPT in bac Kan

News by: Hoang Ngoc Huan – Project Assistant

Within the framework of the project “Empowering digital learning for all”, the training course on operating online learning platforms Edu contents and Elearning provided by VNPT took¬†place in April with the participation of more than 40 teachers and school managers.
 
The course was organised to improve the capacity of teachers in using information and communication technologies in teaching, contributing to improving the quality of education in the area.
 
Mr. Dam Van Tuyen – Principal of Coc Dan Ethnic Minority Secondary Semi-Boarding School shared ‚ÄúDigital transformation in teaching is a key task of our school. With the project’s support, we believe that in the near future there will be positive changes to the implementation of applications and platforms in management and teaching to bring good learning results to students.”
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Event to celebrate Vietnamese Day of People with Disability in Cao Bang

News by: Ly Thi Phuong – Project Officer

“Act together for people with disability to access resources and live independently”…

“Act together for people with disability to access resources and live independently”.¬†This message was strongly emphasised in the event organised by the People’s Committee of Quang Hoa district, Cao Bang province in collaboration with ChildFund Vietnam¬†to celebrate Vietnamese Day of People with Disability (PWD) on 18 April in Ngoc Dong commune.

Attracting nearly 200 attendees, the event is an opportunity for PWD in the area to share their stories of overcoming difficulties and inspire the community.
 
This event is the first in a series of activities to celebrate Vietnamese Day of People with Disability in Quang Hoa district. These activities aim to raise community awareness on the rights and abilities of PWD, promote PWD’s access to policies and social welfare programs, as well as PWD’s participation in the community.
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Hoa Binh, Cao Bang and Bac Kan provinces are implementing online safety curriculum in schools

News by: Nguyen Manh Cuong – Project Officer

A seminar on integrating online safety curriculum in schools was recently organised on 15 April in Tan Lac district, Hoa Binh province…

¬†A seminar on integrating online safety curriculum in schools was recently organised on 15 April in Tan Lac district, Hoa Binh province. Attending were 72 delegates including leaders from the Departments of Education and Training and school¬†representatives from three provinces (Bac Kan, Cao Bang, and Hoa Binh) that are participating in the ‚ÄúSwipe Safe phase 2‚ÄĚ project.
 
Many successful models during project implementation in the three provinces were shared and recognised at the event, such as the green informatics classroom model, guidelines for integrating online safety into school subjects, etc. To date, 14,000 students and 800 teachers have been equipped with knowledge and skills in online safety through training courses.
 
The participants all expressed satisfaction with the effectiveness of the project models in schools and wish to maintain activities to help parents and teachers accompany children in the online environment.
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Song Da Secondary School actively promotes online safety

News by: Nguyen Manh Cuong – Project Officer

Continueing the series of activites to share experience in integrating online safety curriculum in schools within the Swipe Safe phase 2 project, on 16 April, 2024, Song Da secondary school in Hoa Binh province held…

Continuing the series of activities to share experience in integrating online safety curriculum in schools within the Swipe Safe phase 2 project, on 16 April, 2024, Song Da secondary school in Hoa Binh province held a school-wide online safety communication event.
 
The event was conceptualised and implemented by teachers and the core group of students, featuring diverse activities such as skits, presentations, debates, and paintings to convey messages on online safety such as combating cyberbullying and promoting positive online interactions.
 
Song Da secondary school is among the first schools to participate in the project, with many notable communication activities planned and organised by students themselves with support from their teachers.

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TRADITIONAL "BAN" PAPER MAKING PROFESSION IN CAO BANG

¬†The “Ban” paper making profession of the Nung An people in Cao Bang province has been around for a long time, and is still passed down to this day in the villages of Lung O and Dia Tren. “Ban” paper has a nice, mild fragrance and is often used for many different purposes such as genealogical records, writing poetry, decoration on altars and in people’s homes, etc.

The main raw material for making “Ban” paper is the bark of the Do paper tree (or the May Sla tree in Nung language). After being harvested, the black bark must be stripped. This is the step that takes the most effort and time, because how well the black bark is stripped will determine how white the paper will be. The bark will then be soaked with lime for about 2 to 3 days, then boiled for about 3 hours and soaked in plain water for 2 days.

After those steps, the bark will be crushed and put inside a tank, turning into a light yellow, thick liquid. The people will spread the paper pulp evenly on the mold, press to squeeze out excess water and dry the sheets to get the finished paper.

Have you had the opportunity to use this special paper? Please share your experience with other ChildFunders!

DID YOU KNOW?

Do you know why we get motion sickness?

Motion sickness occurs because the movements our eyes see when traveling by train or car are different from what our inner ears perceive. When the brain cannot process these conflicting signals, we will feel dizzy, have headaches, and feel nauseous.

As people who travel often, we should equip ourselves with useful tips to prevent motion sickness. Let’s try some of the methods below!

You should choose a seat at the front of the train or car during travel to avoid motion sickness. In addition, if possible, choose a seat near the window so you can look out into the distance and temporarily forget the feeling of fatigue.

When reading a book or looking at a screen, our eyes will fixate on one point. But when we travel, the nerve system in our inner ear picks up movements. This will send two opposing signals to the brain and make us feel nauseous.

Ginger is an effective and safe treatment for nausea. You can put a few slices of fresh ginger in hot water to sip like tea, or use ginger essential oil to inhale while traveling.

Chewing gum is also a common and effective way to prevent motion sickness since the chewing motion will help reduce the flow of conflicting information sent to the brain. Besides gum, we can also chew on other favorite snacks.

You should not eat too much or starve yourself at the start of a trip. Eating too much will easily lead to bloating and belching, while hunger will make the stomach growl and cause nausea when we are moving. You should also avoid eating sour, spicy, and greasy foods before departure.

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