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ChildFund Vietnam is the representative office of ChildFund Australia in Vietnam. Started its first community development project in Vietnam in 1995, over the past 25 years, ChildFund Vietnam has supported hundreds of projects at over 55 communes in 10 districts in Hoa Binh, Cao Bang and Bac Kan provinces.

Bac Kan Program area

Bac Kan is a poor province in Vietnam with the least population among 11 northern mountainous provinces. According to the General Statistics Office of the Government of Vietnam, the 2013 population of Bac Kan province was 303,100with a density of 64 persons per km2 over a total land area almost 5000 square kilometres of the province. Around 95% of the province’s land area is forested with the remaining land used for housing or agriculture.

In Bac Kan ChildFund has been working in 20 communes in Bach Thong, Na Ri and Ngan Son district.

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Cao Bang Program area

In Cao Bang, ChildFund has been working in Trung Khanh (formerly Tra Linh) and Quang Hoa (formerly Quang Uyen) district since 2009. In comparison with other districts in Cao Bang, the two mentioned districts are among the most remote and challenging. Trung Khanh is located more than 350 kilometres from the capital of Hanoi but it may take you around 8 hours of driving to reach a community there. In Tra Linh, residents live in 2 towns and 19 different communities, known as “communes”, most of which are noted in the Vietnam Government’s list of communes with extreme difficulties.

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Hoa Binh Program area

When beginning our community development programs in Hoa Binh the socio economic conditions were challenging. According to ChildFund’s basic survey results conducted in 1997, the poverty rate was as high as 32%. There was a critical need for water and sanitation facilities in the communities.

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Stories from our program areas

Bringing the world to a small village in Vietnam

Bringing the world to a small village in Vietnam

Sixteen-year-old Diep lives in a village in northern Vietnam. When she began school more than a decade ago, teachers relied…
Bringing the world to a small village in Vietnam
Better schools for a better future of children

Better schools for a better future of children

In many ways Anh (pictured above) is like many eight-year-old girls: she loves playing with friends and with her toys,…
Better schools for a better future of children
Four female leaders to inspire you on International Women’s Day

Four female leaders to inspire you on International Women’s Day

At ChildFund, we believe that gender equality is not only a fundamental human right, but critical if we are to reduce…
Four female leaders to inspire you on International Women’s Day
25 years creating positive changes for children and communities

25 years creating positive changes for children and communities

I made my first visit to Vietnam early in 2006, soon after I started as CEO of ChildFund Australia. Back…
25 years creating positive changes for children and communities
When schools flourish, all flourish

When schools flourish, all flourish

In the middle of a mountainous area in Tan Lac district, kilometres away from the main road, stands the new…
When schools flourish, all flourish
ChildFund Pass It Back Coach Ha uses her skills to protect her community

ChildFund Pass It Back Coach Ha uses her skills to protect her community

Ha is a ChildFund Pass It Back coach in Hoa Binh, Vietnam, and a trained community-based health officer at her…
ChildFund Pass It Back Coach Ha uses her skills to protect her community