Empowering the care and support for the orphans and vulnerable children in Lang Son province

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The project “Empowering the care and support for the orphans and vulnerable children in Lang Son province” was funded by the Bread for the World to response to the unmet needs of children vulnerable and orphaned by HIV/AIDS (OVC). The project built upon on COHED’s long-term collaboration with local counterpart with a focus on building capacity of OVC families and sensitized local counterparts in care and support for OVC through engaging them in child-focused activities. The project was implemented from January 2009 to December 2011.

Goals and Objectives

  • To build capacity and support
    OVC families to ensure quality of care for children in families
  • To strengthen the social
    support to OVC, their families and implement supporting services to reduce
    burdens of the families in care and support for OVC.

of Activities and Achievements

  • Improved knowledge and skills
    of local staff and the community outreach group in care and support for
    OVC, facilitation skills, and participatory planning.
  • 22 training courses for 328
    individuals (including social workers and care givers) trained on child
    care and child rights
  • Various IEC materials
    (including 1037 education handbooks and 450 leaflets) on child care
    disseminated to caregivers.
  • 27 households received loans
    for economic activities and trained on revolving credit scheme, effective
    use of loan, and livestock raising.

before, I borrowed the loan from the project, when I was sick, I had to ask my
parents for support, I had no other income. But since I started my livestock
raising activities, I have some money for my family and I can buy food and
clothes for my children, moreover I have now some saving for my expenditures
when needed and I do not have to ask my parents for support”

of OVC)

  • 316 OVC benefited from
    education, food and nutrition, health care and in-kind supports, which
    contributed to reducing care burden of families affected by HIV and
    ensuring equal opportunities to education and learning conditions to the
    children.Girls’ share of the total direct beneficiaries of the project is
    fairly equal to boy’s

Since we were provided with a desk and a lamp, my children have a studying
area. They can now sit more comfortable and their hand-writing is of course
much better.”

of OVC)

  • Child-focused community events
    organized with greater participants of children, like “Summer for Kids”,
    “Autumn Festival” and “Pink Dream” with the participation of around 100
    children each.
  • Establishment and building
    capacity of Mang non Club of 10 children on art-performance and
    enable them participate in National Action Month on Prevention of
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