Jul 9, 2020

Activities of phase 4 are being actively implement

Reproductive communications sessions (1)
Reproductive communications sessions (1)

After a period of suspension for the implementation of social spacing to prevent the Covid-19 at the request of the Vietnamese government, the project was restarted on May 26 with a two-day training course. The training course aims to provide information to 40 trade union officials and health workers of 20 enterprises in Hai Phong in skills provision of information (for workers) on reproductive health, maternity depression, and nutrition for women of reproductive age as well as children in the first 1,000 days of life.

After the training, as of July 6, 2020, 13 communications sessions were conducted at factories of companies including Aurora, Reginal Miracle International, Chilisin, Yazaky, Nomura Fortranco and Nhat Viet. These are all foreign-invested enterprises and most of them are located in two large industrial zones in Hai Phong, VSIP and Nomura.

Ms. D.T.P., trade's union chair of Aurora company, said that the project's activities are really practical for employees. According to Ms. Dong Thi Phuong, the project activities will help employees improve their health so that they can be assured of working as well as being able to produce and nurture healthy children while working at the company.

Ms. D.T.P.'s share is completely consistent with the number of people attending the communications sessions. Accordingly, although the project only aims to attract 150 participants/session, there are actually sessions to attract up to 330 participants.

According to the plan agreed by the For Vietnamese Stature Foundation with partners and donors, in July the project will prioritize to implement communication sessions on reproductive health, then continue to carry out the communication sessions on nutrition and maternity depression. For mobile reproductive health checkup and counseling activity, the parties have agreed not to implement in phase 4 due to the lack of sponsors as well ass partners responsible for the expertise.

Reproductive communications sessions (2)
Reproductive communications sessions (2)
Pregnant women in a communications session
Pregnant women in a communications session

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Mar 19, 2020

Phase 4 of the project officially kicked off

Director of VSF speaking at the ceremony
Director of VSF speaking at the ceremony

Phase 4 of the Project "For mother and baby – For Vietnamese stature" was officially kicked off on March 2, 2020 in Hai Phong. The kick-off ceremony was held at the headquarters of Hai Phong Women's Union with a limited number of attendees to prevent the spread of Covid-19. 

Hai Phong Women's Union is partner and focal point to carry out the activities. However, with activities in industrial parks and factories, Hai Phong Women's Union will coordinate with Federation of Labour to increase efficiency. There are about 20 factories, concentrated mainly in two industrial zones, VSIP and Nam Cau Kien, which will participate in the project activities.

Like the previous phases, and as planned, the activities of phase 4 will include:

  • Organize a training course for trade union officials and health staffs of enterprises on skills to provide information related to reproductive health, mental health and nutrition.
  • Organize 20 communications sessions for employees on reproductive health, mental health and nutrition for women of reproductive age as well as their children in the first 1,000 days of life.
  • Organize a contest for employees to learn about reproductive health, mental health and nutrition.

With regard to the mobile reproductive health checkup and counseling activity for female workers will be discussed further with the parties to find the most appropriate implementation. If this activity is implemented, Marie Stopes International organization will be in charge of professional and direct implementation.

In particular, in this phase, the project's beneficiaries and the community in general have the opportunity to access the mobile contraceptive and reproductive health care application called "NewChoice Reminder". The application is a place to provide accurate reproductive-sexual health information through available articles and expert's advice/answers. Information about contraception, especially oral contraceptive pills, is emphasized along with a daily reminder that is also integrated into the application. DKT International and the Golden Choice Company - two of the sponsors - are responsible for creating and operating the application.

Due to the effects of the Covid-19 epidemic, subsequent project activities will be postponed. In the meantime, For Vietnamese Stature Foundation (VSF) and the parties are discussing to find the most optimal solution in conducting the mobile reproductive health examination and counseling. Accordingly, the plan to organize individual counseling sessions and provide a number of on-site contraceptives, including condoms, oral contraceptive pills and implant, is being considered in response to the spread of Covid-19 epidemic (do not conduct a large-scale examination so there will be less risk of virus infection).

VSF is looking forward to continue to receive the attention and companionship of the sponsors for this project, especially with the mobile reproductive health examination and counseling activity for the present there is no official sponsor.

Delegates attending the kick-off ceremony
Delegates attending the kick-off ceremony

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Mar 19, 2020

Giving love to pediatric patients in National Cancer Hospital - Tan Trieu branch

Awarded the sponsorship to the Mr. N.M.D' family
Awarded the sponsorship to the Mr. N.M.D' family

Dear Sir/Madam  

Every Saturday morning, For Vietnamese Stature Foundation (VSF) come to give nutritional milk to the pediatric patients being treated as an inpatient in National Cancer Hospital - Tan Trieu branch. In the first three months of 2020, 720 glasses of milk have been sponsored to pediatric patients with chemical transmission. The money to buy milk was donated from the Charity Fair of VSF through both online and offline.

In the trip on February 15, 2020,there were 3 teachers and students of TH School accompanied VSF. They were Ms. Jill Sugden, Mr. Tom Traxson and Ms. Hong Anh - 8th graders. The delegation also gave special gifts prepared by TH School’s teachers and students. Each goody bag included a cute teddy bear, colored pens, ... and love cards. Looking at patients and their relatives’ smiles with the gifts, VSF believes that the Saturday was a day full of love and unforgettable moments.

In this morning, with the desire to help children in especially difficult circumstances through National Cancer Hospital - Tan Trieu branch, For Vietnamese Stature Foundation (VSF) also visited and awarded sponsorships to 2 pediatric patients in Hospital in the morning of February 15, 2020. A sponsorships of 20 million dong/family was awarded to two pediatric patients with especially difficult circumstances.

  • Mr. N.M.D (currently in Testicular Cancer treatment) is the second child in a poor family. His father left  the family when he was 3 years old, therefore, the family’s income depends on his mother who is working far away from home. Since he was admitted to this hospital in September 2019, he have been taken care of by his grandmother - who has also been treated for heart disease and hemangioma since 2010.
  • Ms. N.T.M (currently in osteoma treatment) was born in a special family. Her father has lost the ability to work due to muscular atrophy, and her grandma has been paralyzed for 8 years. Although her mother has been treated colorectal cancer, she still tries to take care of M..

This is an amount deducted from the 100 million Dong from Loving Red pocket program, implemented on Tet holiday 2020.

Looking the happiness of the patients as well as their relatives, VSF increasingly appreciates our work and is enormously grateful to the philanthropists who have always supported VSF to maintain this meaningful work.

Because of the complicated situation of the covid-19 pandemic, we are having to postpone milk donation activities

We are looking forward to receiving your interest and support with this project.

Please do not forget - for only $ 10, you will provide 30 glasses of fresh milk to children with critical illnesses

Be one of the next people to contribute to a brighter future for the children of Vietnam. Donation site at https://www.globalgiving.org/projects/giving-milk-to-poor-children-with-critical-illness/

We’re also going to need your help spreading the word! Please share this opportunity with your colleagues, partners, friends and family! Thank you!

Thank you all for your interest and support. We pledge to continue to be an effective and reputable charity foundation in Vietnam

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Please stay safe, and take care of yourselves during these trying times.

Best regards,

Tran Hong Diep - Deputy Dirctor

For Vietnamese Stature Foundation (VSF) - The Best Non-Profit Organization of the Year 2019 (by Asia Philanthropy Award)

Ms. N.T.M's mother send a thank to VSF
Ms. N.T.M's mother send a thank to VSF
The happiness of a pediatric patient
The happiness of a pediatric patient
 
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