Vietnam

According to the General Statistics Office, 15.5% of Vietnamese students age 5-18 leave school early and, on average 2.57% of Vietnamese children are not attending school.

The proportion is especially high among children from the Mong ethnic group, at 23%, the highest rate of any ethnic group. The percentage of children who dropped out of school increased dramatically as age increased. At the age of 14, almost 16% had dropped out of school. At the age of 17, the number increased up to 39%.

Projects in Vietnam

Teaching facility (Bien Hoa)
Started in 2017, ongoing

Beneficiaries: children in school age not attending school for several reasons.

    • We’ve teamed up with local teachers to provide a place where more than 50 children can now go to school. We provide education and better living conditions for children through education, healthcare, support, food, and other basic requirements.
    • Most of the children we support in our facilities have no chance to go to public school for several reasons, however for those that can attend public school we support them to onboard and everything they need.
    • These children typically have no papers, therefore, they cannot attend higher education. Therefore, once they reach the age, we help them to onboard on a vocational program where they can achieve professionals’ skills and have a place in society.

Income-generating scheme (Giong Rieng)
Started in 2013, ongoing

Beneficiaries: children in school age not attending school, as they need to work for providing financial support to their families struggling to survive.

    • With the support of a local organisation, we identify families within the criteria of the programme.
    • Based on the initial assessment, we provide small animals, buffaloes, phishing boats (depending on each situation), so the parents can focus on generating an income, while the children can attend classes.

Education4All (Ben Tre)
Started in 2019, ongoing

Beneficiaries: children in school age not attending school, as they need to work for providing financial support to their families struggling to survive.

    • We teamed up with the principal from a local school and we identified children who were about to not attend school for financial issues.
    • We cover all the expenses required, so those children can attain an education like their more fortunate peers

Other Projects

Tanzania

Initiatives: Karim Orphanage and Lengiloriti Primary School.

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