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Thua Thien-Hue (VNA) – The central province of Thua Thien-Hue held a ceremony on June 10 to receive a project on preventing children from going to work far from home and child labour abuse.

The project, costing more than 63,600 USD, is funded by the Blue Dragon Children’s Foundation of Australia. Over 2,200 USD of which is sourced from the provincial chapter of Vietnam Women’s Union.

It will benefit Phu Loc and Phu Vang districts by rescuing and repatriating children who work far from home, providing 400 of them with tuition and health insurance, and offering living expenses to at least 30 children who are rescued from labour abuse or are at risk of having to work illegally for a living.

The project will help 10 children access vocational training and 1,000 residents to apply for birth certificates or personal identification papers.

Capacity building and infrastructure for local child-care agencies will be built while micro-finance be given to 20 households.

The province also received a project which will present 520 wheelchairs worth more than 24,700 USD to the local disabled for free. It is funded by the US’s non-profit charity organisation Giving Back to Kids via the provincial Association for the Support of the Handicapped and Orphans.-VNA