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Active Citizens

Program Goal: The goal of Active Citizens program is to build capacity and improve decision-making processes in community to encourage inclusion and collective action. 

According to ChildFund Australia’s definition of power , each individual has a sense of self-worth, resilience and confidence that can emerge from the process of empowerment to enable them to take actions and to shape their lives. Increasingly, they should have the ability to form collective strength to influence decisions.

In the communities where ChildFund Vietnam works, we have seen the commitment, energy and cooperation from people of different social groups. Ethnic minority communities and people living with disabilities are committed to advance their own and their children’s rights. Children and youth are also willing to participate in advancing their own rights. There is a lack of opportunity or mechanisms for those communities to recognise their potential strength and to voice issues that matter to them. The Active Citizens Program attempts to build and mobilize community knowledge and capacity to contribute to the development of the community.

Projects will be evidence based, using strategies including IEC activities, pilot initiatives, advocacy and networking to meet the following objectives:

  • Strengthen and promote the capacity of community and civil society to act for positive change.
  • Promoting women’s leadership in decision making processes at home and in the community.
  • Supporting people with disabilities to play a more active role in the community.

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

Stories from our program areas

Hien claiming his right to safely take part in the online world

Hien claiming his right to safely take part in the online world

With more and more children learning and socialising online than ever before, it is imperative that children and young people…
Hien claiming his right to safely take part in the online world
MAKING POSITIVE CHANGES TO THE LOCAL COMMUNITY TOGETHER

MAKING POSITIVE CHANGES TO THE LOCAL COMMUNITY TOGETHER

Every child has the right to a healthy start in life. In Hoa Binh province, the ‘Equal access to quality…
MAKING POSITIVE CHANGES TO THE LOCAL COMMUNITY TOGETHER
Celebrating two determined leaders this World Youth Day

Celebrating two determined leaders this World Youth Day

This International Youth Day, join us as we celebrate the important contributions of young people to our community and society!…
Celebrating two determined leaders this World Youth Day
Local Partner’s Spotlight: Vietnam Association for Protection of Child Rights (VACR)

Local Partner’s Spotlight: Vietnam Association for Protection of Child Rights (VACR)

ChildFund is committed to partnering with local organisations in the communities where we work to achieve long-term and continue improvements…
Local Partner’s Spotlight: Vietnam Association for Protection of Child Rights (VACR)
Local Partner’s Spotlight: Action to the Community Development Institute (ACDC)

Local Partner’s Spotlight: Action to the Community Development Institute (ACDC)

ChildFund is committed to partnering with local organisations in the communities where we work to achieve long-term and continue improvements…
Local Partner’s Spotlight: Action to the Community Development Institute (ACDC)
A woman who breaks the bias and dares to pursue her passion

A woman who breaks the bias and dares to pursue her passion

Ly Thi Pu, a 38-year old woman who belongs to the Dao ethnic group, is currently living in Khuoi Tuc…
A woman who breaks the bias and dares to pursue her passion