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CHILD PROTECTION & CHILD PARTICIPATION

Child Protection & Child Participation
EDUCATION

Education
HEALTH
Health
MULTI-SECTORAL, INCLUSIVE AND INTEGRATED APPROACH
Multisectoral, inclusive and integrated approach
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Health

  • Preventative health (health at home, school, and community): Research and strengthen interventions that address the improvement of health and nutrition outcomes in the first 1000 days to reduce child stunting, including support to the integrated areas of WASH, maternal and child health, and reducing adolescent pregnancies, and support young married couples to have proper knowledge on maternal and child health care and be ready to become parents. Improving the sexual & reproductive health, mental emotional health and wellbeing through life skill training for adolescent. This also includes the establishment of behaviour change approaches in WASH for rural areas, and consider the specific geographic, economic, and socio-cultural barriers in the ethnic minority, in order to promote uptake and sustainability of infrastructure and health promoting behaviours in these last-mile communities. Projects will build off each other at a program level, such as a child health and nutrition project being introduced to villages after initial WASH interventions have improved basic water and sanitation conditions.
  • Improved access to and quality of primary health care to underserved populations through capacity building for Commune Health Centre staff, supporting basic equipment needs, and piloting outreach models for health care in remote villages. This will focus on maternal and child health services including integrated health promotion and counselling.
  • Systems strengthening and linkages: Strengthening the management and governance of health services by working to build the capacity of district and provincial health departments, by improving planning, adoption of high impact technical approaches, and improving their links into rural and remote communities, as aligned with national plans of action.

 

You can learn more about ChildFund’s Health’s initiatives in the Stories section of our website.

To improve equity in maternal and child health, reduce risks to human health, promote healthy lifestyles and respond to health determinants.

Child Protection & Child Participation

  • Supporting & improving National and Provincial level child protection reporting and referral systems through capacity building and skills development including frontline and social services in partnership with government and social organisations and in piloting technology that supports the efficiency of national, provincial and community level child protection reporting and case management.
  • Strengthening community-based child protection mechanisms through capacity building in knowledge, skills, and process development for commune child protection duty bearers, teachers, parents, caregivers and children and young people.
  • Flagship program for online safety provides initiatives that prevent online exploitation and abuse of children and young people as they navigate the online world. Delivered through the Swipe Safe curriculum with children, young people, parents, and teachers, this approach is impact-driven and evidenced-based. By contributing evidence-based related to child safeguarding online and links closely to our National Child Helpline and Technology for CP system projects, the project possesses a strong potential to be replicated nationwide in Vietnam and to attract donor interest.
  • Contributing to development of child participation models through initiatives and projects led by children that can enable their voice and participation in decision-making and solve issues relating to their rights in the community and society.

 

You can learn more about ChildFund’s Child Protection & Child Participation’s initiatives in the Stories section of our website.

To help build communities where children and young people are protected and can participate, voice their opinions and take action on issues that matter to them.

Education

  • Classroom practice: Continue to prioritise supporting ethnic minorities in promoting local culture and language development including native language and Vietnamese as an instruction language in accordance with the new general education curriculum and Early Childhood Education (ECE) curriculum. In addition, supporting children with disabilities (CWDs) to be inclusive in classroom/school through capacity building for teachers and accessible school facility improvement for CWDs.
  • School governance and educational leadership: Work on strengthening the capacity of school leaders, especially at semi-boarding schools, on school development plans with a participatory approach in which disability and gender inclusions will be integrated.
  • Education System: Strengthen semi-boarding school system – a specialising school system in ethnic minority areas – through building capacity of district/provincial governments on promoting semi-boarding school policies. Additionally, working with stakeholders at district and provincial levels to promote the implementation of disability inclusive education in preschool and primary school system will be prioritised in the upcoming year.
  • Supportive families and communities: Continue to promote parent and community engagement at schools with the priority focus being given to semiboarding schools, parents with children aged under 3-year-old about early education and families of CWD/support groups.
  • Promoting and piloting Technology for Education: through exploring ways to improving IT capacity of teachers/school managers to adapt to virtual learning activities, online digital resources such as digital libraries/e-books developed by the government and other development organisations.

 

You can learn more about ChildFund’s Education’s initiatives in the Stories section of our website.

Children achieve their full potential as learners in safe, inclusive, well-managed schools that are supported by duty bearers, parents and local community members.

Multisectoral, inclusive and integrated approach

ChildFund Vietnam acknowledges the multi-disciplinary collaboration and integration necessary for all key child right areas we focus and will support selected dependent connections between child protection, education, and health. In this approach, the gender, disability and SEL cross-cutting areas will be more specifically designed through interventions identified to focus on the well-being, learning opportunities to develop and enhance the social and emotional skills, to provide inclusive participation and leadership opportunities for ethnic minority students. As well as to develop curriculum programs and extra-curricular programs for ethnic minority schools that build the capacity of teachers and school management to improve knowledge, attitudes and practices around gender equality, sexual and reproductive health, and online safety of the students.

To promote and enhance the rights-based approach in our project cycle life, including meaningful participation of all stakeholders in ChildFund’s project related decisions is one of our priorities in programming approach. We will work closely with local partners to enable the establishment and development of community-based organisations representing the most vulnerable groups (ethnic minority women, girls, people with disabilities) and increase their presence and engagement in discussions in national and local program forums. By integrating GEDSI into ChildFund’ s programming, we aim to promote changes in social norms that address gender inequality and disability exclusion. Women and youth-led organisations, especially grassroots women and youth unions and newly formed organisations of persons with disabilities (OPDs), will diversify the way we work with communities.

ChildFund Vietnam will enhance indigenous knowledge and experience in the upbringing of children, applying user-friendly technology and social networking platforms (KOBO / Facebook / Zalo) to promote the voice of participants and beneficiaries through the collection of testimonies, video stories and photos as evidence of the changes.

You can learn more about ChildFund’s Multisectoral, inclusive and integrated approach through the Stories section of our website.

ChildFund Vietnam acknowledges the multi-disciplinary collaboration and integration necessary for all key child right areas we focus and will support selected dependent connections between child protection, education, and health.

Stories From Our Program Areas

Supporting students’ jump to primary school

Supporting students’ jump to primary school

A mix of excitement, nerves and sometimes tears – for many parents, schools and students, it can be hard to…
Supporting students’ jump to primary school
Dedication of a youth in ensuring child safety in the digital world

Dedication of a youth in ensuring child safety in the digital world

Sixteen-year-old Hong, from Hoa Binh, is a confident spokesperson. He represents his peers at youth events and forums, and speaks…
Dedication of a youth in ensuring child safety in the digital world
Empowering Parents, Nurturing Children

Empowering Parents, Nurturing Children

Twin sisters Lan and Hoa were born in 2019 in Vietnam. Since birth, they were malnourished and underweight. Their mother,…
Empowering Parents, Nurturing Children
The core children group participates in building a safe and healthy living environment

The core children group participates in building a safe and healthy living environment

“I found out about the group about a year ago and I wanted to join because some of my friends…
The core children group participates in building a safe and healthy living environment
The Inclusive Playground for Children with Disability in Na Ray commune, Bac Kan province

The Inclusive Playground for Children with Disability in Na Ray commune, Bac Kan province

A. is a girl with an intellectual disability. Due to cognitive and communication barriers, she does not go to school…
The Inclusive Playground for Children with Disability in Na Ray commune, Bac Kan province
“Empowering Parents of Children with Disabilities: The Story of Pin”

“Empowering Parents of Children with Disabilities: The Story of Pin”

Pin is a mother from Cuoi Ha commune, Kim Boi district, Hoa Binh province. On top of work on the…
“Empowering Parents of Children with Disabilities: The Story of Pin”