On November 7th, 2020, The Ho Chi Minh Child Welfare Association and The Project Steering Committee for the “Protection and prevention of child abuse in Ho Chi Minh City” project, in collaboration with the MOLISA of District 8 and Binh Chanh District organized the distribution of support services to children who are in difficult and vulnerable circumstances within the local wards/communes. The program awarded 45 scholarships (each worth 1,700,000 VND) and provided Health and Accident Insurance for 47 children (each worth 600,000 VND).
Specifically, on the morning of November 7th, in Binh Chanh district, the program was held in two locations:
+ Vinh Loc A commune: held at the headquarters of the People’s Committee of the commune
+ Vinh Loc B commune: held at the headquarters of the Hamlet 3 Executive Board
Participants of the program included Ms. Nguyen Thi Liem – Head of The MOLISA for Binh Chanh district, Mr. Dang Van An – Deputy Head of The MOLISA for Binh Chanh district; leaders of the People’s Committee, the Vietnam Fatherland Front Committee of Vinh Loc A commune, Vinh Loc B commune, representatives of the Project Management Board of the Ho Chi Minh Child Welfare Association, Child Specialists and, parents and children who were awarded supporting services. In total 25 children received scholarships and 22 children received insurance support.
In the afternoon of the same day, at the People’s Committee of Ward 7, District 8 a similar ceremony took place. This time with the participation of Mr. Truong Nguyen Truong Dong – representative of The MOLISA for District 8, leaders of the People’s Committee of Ward 7 and Ward 16, representatives of the Project Management Board of Child Welfare Association, Child Specialists, and the parents and children receiving project services, there were 25 scholarships and 25 insurance packages awarded to disadvantaged children in ward’s 7 and 16.
As with everything we do, the Project coordinator Committee and The HCWA hope our efforts will help to partly relieve disadvantaged children of their difficulties and bring forward a brighter future, not only for the children but also their families.