While their parents labor to create products sold around the world, the 1.2 million children of factory workers in Vietnam often spend their days without the simple care and attention needed to thrive. With 20 years of success in helping vulnerable children, we know how to positively change these young lives with our Factory Model programs for the children of factory workers in Da Nang, Vietnam.
In Vietnam today, there are 1.2 million children of factory workers whose parents are laboring in 300 industrial parks in 60 provinces. There is no public daycare for children age 0-3, and state-run kindergartens are out of reach for children 3-6 because workers lack residency status to qualify or can't afford the fees. Many parents turn to private, often overcrowded, unlicensed daycare facilities with untrained staff that doesn't offer the attentive care that young children so desperately need.
OneSky's Factory Model was designed to serve as a national model to be replicated across the country, addressing the needs of young children, from birth to 6-years-old, whose parents labor in the factories that are bringing prosperity to Vietnam. At the heart of the model is a demonstration Early Learning Center in Da Nang which provides high-quality programs for young children and serves as a base for training local home daycare providers, so that they too can deliver quality care.
OneSky has committed to establish, implement and build local capacity and bring our approach to thousands of children in Da Nang. This is just the start of a systemic change in early childhood development that can and will be achieved by the Vietnamese government, home-based daycare providers and parents across the country. With 20 years of experience behind us, we know how to do this. We hope you will join us!