Many families originally from rural areas travel to Bien Hoa, hoping to find a job so they can earn enough for a living, very often with no luck.
It’s common that children won’t be able to attend school, and often as young as 12 or 13, they have to support their families with any job they can find.
Street children are typically the most vulnerable of all, as they exposed to many risks. Most of them are invisible as they don’t have an ID and/or birth certificate, they get married at a very young age, perpetuating the cycle of poverty.
In 2016 we teamed up with local volunteers and we’ve created a program for 50 street children. In 2017 we built two classrooms. We are facilitating access to ID, healthcare checks, proper nutrition, and we’ve created a curriculum to prepare them for vocational training when they reach the age of 16. After 3 years of working together, we are now aware of our children’s younger siblings, and supporting them at an early stage has allowed us to enroll already 10 of these children in public schools directly from our teaching facility.