Children
 Vietnam
Project #25370

Orphans into families in Vietnam

by Care for Children
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Summary

In Vietnam, there are an estimated 22,000 children living in state run care institutions (also known as orphanages). Over half of these children have disabilities. This project will train Vietnam's care institutions in family-based (foster) care, enabling them to start placing children into local, loving foster families where they will be nurtured to reach their full potential.
$61,000.00
total goal
$60,650.00
remaining
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0
monthly donors
3
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Challenge

In Vietnam, there are an estimated 22,000 children within state run care institutions (also known as orphanages), as well as 11,000 children within privately run institutions. Over half of these children have disabilities. Children living within institutional care are among the most vulnerable in the world, at high risk of abuse and neglect due to the poor standard of care, characterised by a very low staff to children ratio.

Solution

Our local team will train care institutions across Vietnam in best practice family placement. This will enable them to establish long-term family placement programmes as a positive alternative to institutional care - gradually moving children out of the institution and into local foster families. As foster care is completely new to Vietnam, this project will initially work with just two care institutions, developing and testing training materials before rolling out the programme nationwide.

Long-Term Impact

This project has the potential to impact 22,000+ orphaned and abandoned children, giving them the chance to grow up within local, loving families where they will be nurtured to reach their full potential. By helping care institutions to develop new services according to the needs of the community i.e. special needs education or physiotherapy, the project also has the potential to prevent children from being placed into care in the first place.

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Organization Information

Care for Children

Location: Norwich, Norfolk - United Kingdom
Website: http:/​/​www.careforchildren.com
Project Leader:
James Paul
Norwich, Norfolk United Kingdom

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