PLAN INTERNATIONAL IN VIETNAM

We've been working with local communities in Vietnam since 1993 to help children access quality healthcare, education, and opportunities to reach their full potential.

CHALLENGES

Most Vietnamese people live in remote and rural areas and rely on agriculture to earn an income.
  • Around 17% of Vietnam's population are living in poverty.
  • Many children die of preventable or treatable diseases - 33,000 each year don't live to see their fifth birthday.
  • A third of people living in rural areas do not have adequate sanitation facilities.
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A girl drawing in an early learning centre supported by Plan International.
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A mother helps her child drink safe, clean water after participating in hygiene training from Plan International.
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Parents play with their children, using toys they made at a Plan International parenting group.

How we're helping

Children have the right to a healthy start in life. We're providing care for women through their pregnancies and labour, and educating parents about child health. We're also ensuring local communities have access to clean water and sanitation, which is supported by our hygiene workshops for children.

With millions of families living in poverty we're looking at ways to increase incomes, from helping communities invest in farming to training young people in vocational skills. Education is a powerful way to break the poverty cycle so we're training teachers and setting up school libraries.

Protecting children remains central to everything we do, from lobbying government to approve a national program for child protection to helping communities cope with natural disasters.