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A raft of disadvantaged children have benefited from the project “Comprehensive Care for Orphans, Children and Adolescents with Disabilities and Special Needs”, as heard at a conference held in Ho Chi Minh City on September 11.

The project, funded by the Worldwide Orphans Foundation (WWO) since 2012, aims to provide comprehensive support for vulnerable children through enhancing the capacity of service providers and giving direct and indirect support services to children and their families.

To date, the project has supplied over 6,700 malnourished kids with nutritious food while providing insurance support to 242 others and assisting thousands of children and families with transport costs for healthcare examination.

In addition, it has presented scholarships to nearly 1,360 children and mobilised additional aid from benefactors.

Pham Dinh Nghinh, Director of the Centre for Social Work with Children in Ho Chi Minh City, spoke highly of the project’s first phase results, given that the project not only cares for vulnerable children but also enhances the capacity and skills of the centre’s staff.

Meanwhile, WWO Country Director in Vietnam Ngo Thi Thuy said that the project has significant meaning to both children and their families, adding that it will contribute to helping the Government improve healthcare services for disadvantaged kids.-VNA