Na Ri district Organisation of People with Disability’s inspiring journey of growth

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Stream fishing festival of Muong people in Hoa Binh province

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The People’s Committee of Bac Kan province’s decision to approve the establishment of the Na Ri district Organisation of People with Disability on 1 September is the rewarding result from tireless efforts of the people with disability group in Na Ri and technical support from the Action to the Community Development Institute (ACDC) and ChildFund through the projects “We can” and “My right to education” since 2018. This is the first organisation of people with disability in ChildFund Vietnam project areas, and is an important milestone marking the growth and development of local groups of people with disability.

In this newsletter, let’s learn about the Organisation’s inspiring journey from the first days, as well as their achievements in recent years through the video below!



Supervising schools’ psychological counseling for students in Hoa Binh province

News by: Ung Thi Hien – Project Officer

In the past month, the “Health and wellbeing for students…

 In the past month, the “Health and wellbeing for students” project carried out supervision of psychological counseling activities for students at seven schools in Tan Lac district, Hoa Binh province with the support of a psychologist from Hanoi University of Education I.
Through this supervision, the project observed and worked directly with the schools’ Board of Directors and psychological counseling staff to learn about their psychological counseling activities, check students’ awareness of the counseling room, review records of counseling cases, etc. At the same time, 28 school counselors also reinforced their knowledge and skills and came together to discuss improving counselling activities for students in the future.

Provincial forum on supporting children in the transition period from preschool to primary school

News by: Dinh Thi Thu Ha – Project Officer

On 11 May in Hoa Binh province, the Provincial Forum…

On 11 May in Hoa Binh province, the Provincial Forum on Supporting Children in the Transition from Preschool to Primary School took place with the participation of more than 80 delegates, including representatives from the Department of Education of Kim Boi and Tan Lac districts and school managers and teachers of preschool and primary schools participating in the project.
At the forum, delegates actively discussed the necessary changes from schools, teachers, students, and parents to ensure children can best adapt to the new learning environment. In addition, delegates also shared achieved results and lessons learned in implementing school development plans that integrate transition, gender, and disability.

40 computers and many meaningful gifts presented to two schools in Hoa Vang, Da Nang

News by: Communications team

On 17 May 2024, Bumhan Company, ChildFund Vietnam…

On 17 May 2024, Bumhan Company, ChildFund Vietnam, ChildFund Korea, and Da Nang Youth Union held a ceremony to award computers and scholarships with a total value of up to 686 million VND at two schools in Hoa Vang District, Danang City: Hoa Nhon 2 Primary School and Pham Van Dong Secondary School.
With a newly equipped computer room, students will have the opportunity to access the Internet and expand their learning horizon. Also at the ceremony, 60 gifts including scholarships, backpacks, and textbooks were given to children in difficult circumstances as motivation for them to achieve high academic results.
In Da Nang, ChildFund Vietnam has had the opportunity to support the National Child Helpline 111 through the project “Improving Vietnam’s child protection system effectiveness” with the Department of Child Affairs from July 2021. During this visit, in addition to the gifting ceremony at the two schools, ChildFund also attended meetings with different Departments to better understand the needs of local children and community and open up opportunities for future cooperation projects.

Training on early essential newborn care and neonatal resuscitation in Bac Kan and Cao Bang

News by: Luc Huy Chung – Project Officer

Within the framework of the project “The first 1,000 days…

Within the framework of the project “The first 1,000 days for bright future”, from 17 to 19 April and 15 to 17 May 2024, two training courses on Early Essential Newborn Care and Neonatal Resuscitation was organised for 27 medical staff from the Centres for Disease Control and Prevention of Bac Kan and Cao Bang province, and local Medical Centres including ones of Ngan Son and Thach An district.
These two training courses have improved the professional capacity of medical staff and supported Ngan Son and Thach An district Medical Centres to meet their targets in building the “Hospital with excellent breastfeeding practices” model.

Gifts for a brighter future

News by: Public Affairs team

From March to May this year, a total of 6,930 desk lamps have been gifted to children in the three provinces of Hoa Binh, Cao Bang, and Bac Kan. ChildFund Vietnam hopes that these gifts will not only provide light…

From March to May this year, a total of 6,930 desk lamps have been gifted to children in the three provinces of Hoa Binh, Cao Bang, and Bac Kan. ChildFund Vietnam hopes that these gifts will not only provide light for the children’s learning corners, but also serve as a significant source of encouragement for children on their journey to acquire knowledge.
Gift giving is an annual activity of ChildFund’s Child Sponsorship Programme, aimed at providing better learning conditions for children in remote areas. With the light from these new desk lamps, we hope the children will always be full of energy and joy in their educational journey!

A series of Children’s Forums organised in Cao Bang province

News by: Nong Hong Hanh – Social Work Officer

“Practical actions that priotises resources for children” – that is the topic of this year’s Children’s Forums held during May in 13 communes and two districts of Thach An…

“Practical actions that priotises resources for children” – that is the topic of this year’s Children’s Forums held during May in 13 communes and two districts of Thach An and Quang Hoa in Cao Bang province.

With a total of nearly 700 children participating, these annual commune and district level forums supported by ChildFund Vietnam continue to offer children a space to interact, discuss, and receive responses from local leaders on topics of children’s interest.
The messages conveyed by the children through these forums will act as a guide for authorities at all levels to further improve policies related to children.



During May, the Country Director went on a business trip to Bac Kan and Cao Bang provinces and met with local partners to update about project progress and priorities, as well as to inform partners of ChildFund Vietnam’s latest strategy and transformation plan.

Also on this trip, the Country Director visited staff in the two Area Development Offices to discuss about upcoming changes at the organisation, including the new project-based management model.

Check out the beautiful photos taken at the two offices through the left slide show!


Every March according to the lunar calendar, the Muong people’s stream fishing festival in Lo Son commune, Hoa Binh province brings a bustling and exciting atmosphere to both locals and tourists. This is an opportunity for people to not only enjoy folk games but also to connect, exchange, and preserve the traditional cultural values of their homeland.

After planting the spring crop, people in the area will go fishing together in Bo and Khoang Lo streams. The biggest fishes will be offered by the villagers at the shrine to pray for a year of good weather, bountiful harvest, good health, and good luck.

Folk games such as rafting competitions and fishing competitions often attract many participants. In addition to traditional activities, the festival also has modern activities such as competitions in swimming, volleyball, and football.


Reading research materials often requires us to have high concentration and appropriate reading methods to understand and absorb information effectively. ChildFunders, try applying the following methods to save time and find exactly what you need when reading research materials!

Pick a quiet and comfortable space where you can focus on reading without interruption.

Before you begin, determine the goal of your reading, such as to learn about a specific topic or find information to support your research. This way, you will know which part of the material to read first to gather exactly the information needed.

Quickly scan through the title, summary, introduction, conclusion, and main paragraphs to understand the structure and main content of the material before reading in detail. This way, you can avoid wasting time on unrelated information.

Take notes on important points, main ideas, examples, and the author’s comments as you read to create an easy-to-understand summary for yourself. Later on, the notes will also be very convenient for you to refer to, instead of wasting time to re-read the materials.

If possible, share the information you have gathered with people who have read the same materials. Repeating information will help you remember it longer, and who knows, maybe other readers will help to fill in pieces of information you missed!


May 2024


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