Children in Da Nang city. World Vision International supports Da Nang to improve poor children's lives. (Source: www.wvi.org)

Da Nang (VNA) – World Vision International (WVI) and authorities of central Da Nang city’s Son Tra district signed an agreement on the Son Tra Urban Area Development Programme (UADP) on November 10 and launched the project’s Phase One the same day.

The project will focus on improving the life quality and social welfare of children in families and community, especially poor and extremely disadvantaged children, through enhancing care and education for children under five, equipping teenagers with knowledge and life skills.

The project also includes a programme on mitigating disaster risks and improving capabilities of adapting to climate change for local residents and children in difficult areas such as Tho Quang, Man Thai and Phuoc My wards.

About 25,500 out of more than 67,000 people benefited from the project are children.

The project will be implemented in three phases: the first phase from October 2015 to September 2018 with a budget of 763,489 USD.

The second one will begin from October, 2018 to September 2023 and the last one will be from October 2023 to September 2027. The budget for the two later phases will depend on the result of the first one.

Son Tra is one of seven districts in Da Nang city with 37,000 households and 153,000 people, 35,000 of who are children under 18, or 22.49 percent.

According to a survey in 2015, around 2,500 children under 16 in the district have disadvantaged background, including 200 orphans and nearly 300 with disabilities.-VNA