Promotion of education for poor migrant children in urban areas

  • Monday, 09:40 Date 25/03/2019
  • INTRODUCTION
    Migration from rural to urban areas is becoming a challenge in big cities. One of the essential needs of immigrants is their children's study. Due to the barriers of paper, procedures, finance ... the children of immigrants face many difficulties, especially those with low economic conditions.
    Caritas Vietnam together with several diocesan Caritas as Caritas Saigon, Caritas Phu Cuong and some shelters in the area have cooperated to support somewhat for migrant children with special circumstances. Thanks to the help from several partners, the project activities have contributed to providing opportunities for these disadvantaged students to pursue their education.

    GOAL
    The purpose of the project is to contribute to minimizing the illiteracy for migrant children – who has special difficulties in life, thereby helping them to complete their study’s curriculum and contribute to improving their living condition.

    BENEFICIARY
    The project is aimed at children of migrants with extremely difficult circumstances, who cannot access education in formal schools in urban areas in Ho Chi Minh and Binh Duong.

    OBJECTIVES
    •    Improve teaching and managing capacity for teachers and managers at the shelters.
    •    Improve the quality of the education of poor migrant children through tutoring classes, summer classes, soft skills and life skills classes.
    •    Create conditions for children to have a fun and entertaining environment and practice their knowledge and skills, toward improving their spiritual life.

    MAIN ACTIVITIES
    •    Organize training courses to improve the capacity of teachers and managers at the shelters.
    •    Organize extracurricular and exile activities for children as well as teachers at the shelters.
    •    Financial support for centers/ shelters in operations.
    •    Support nutrition for poor children at shelters.
    •    Organize summer, supplementary and tutoring classes for children.
    •    Set up a open library to help children have an open learning environment and place to practice skills, especially soft skills and living skill.

    RESULTS
    By the efforts of Caritas Vietnam, diocesan Caritas and shelters at the two cities in the past time. There are currently 5 shelters supporting children of poor migrants. There is an open library (for everyone) and a class is put into operation at Bung Parish, serving the same audience. Summer camps for over 1000 students are held annually. Training sessions, retreats and meetings for teachers and managers of shelter are also held every year with a variety of topics. Summer classes, extra classes, and student fostering are also conducted, to help children achieve better academic results.

    CALL FOR COOPERATION
    With limited resources, Caritas only helps some of the shelters in the two cities. The number of migrant children in difficult circumstances and in need is still high. Therefore, we call for your cooperation, with your contributions, to help our next generation.
    For further information, please contact:

    COMMISSION ON CHARITY AND SOCIAL ACTIONS - CARITAS VIETNAM UNDER THE CATHOLIC BISHOP'S CONFERENCE OF VIETNAM

    Phone: +84 (028) 3727-1904

    Email Caritas office: caritasvietnamccsa@gmail.com

    Email Caritas office: caritasvietnamccsa@gmail.com

    Website: www.caritasvietnam.org

    BANK ACCOUNT

    ACCOUNT NAME: CARITAS VIET NAM

    1. Account number for money:
      • VND: 033.1.00.379133.5
      • USD: 033.1.37.379370.5
      • EURO: 033.1.14.380725.6
    2. Bank: Vietcombank
      Sai Gon Branch, 69 Bui Thi Xuan St., Dist. HCM
    3. Swift code: BFTVVNVX
    4. Bank code: 79203008

    * Please do not transfer to any account for any reason.

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