In Vietnam, approximately four million underprivileged children survive in extremely unsafe conditions and are subject to exploitation and abuse. The country has few child protection services and there are not enough social workers to take care of all children in need. To cope with this situation, the Governmental Department of Social Affairs has decided to set up a child protection program that will support the creation of 250 awareness and prevention centers in Ho Chi Minh City.
Since 2015, Planète Enfants & Développement has run a Family Support program in partnership with local authorities. This program helps underprivileged families and provides appropriate training to child protection social workers. Today, the association works to strengthen its actions by:
The grant from the Air Liquide Foundation will be used to purchase computer equipment and furniture for two awareness and prevention centers, in order to make them more comfortable and better suited for receiving the families.