An art performance by children at the event (Source: baoquocte)

Hanoi (VNA) – “Thoi dai” Newspaper of the Vietnam Union of Friendship Organisations (VUFO) and the Save the Children International jointly launched a campaign in Hanoi on September 1 to call for support to children, especially those from ethnic minority groups.

The campaign entitled “For all children” aims to join efforts with the Government, relevant organisations, the community and parents to enhance the public awareness of challenges facing ethnic minority children in accessing quality education.

Addressing the launching ceremony, Country Director at Save the Children Vietnam Dragana Strinic said the organisation has worked with its partners to improve living conditions of ethnic minority children in Vietnam over the past years.

The organisation has also joined hands with the education sector at all levels to enhance reading and writing skills of the targeted children through education tools, which have been proved effective at nursery and primary levels, she said.

Le Nhu Xuyen, Deputy Director of the Department of Education for Ethnic Minorities under the Ministry of Education and Training, said the ministry is always committed to ensuring equal education for all children in Vietnam, particularly those from ethnic minority groups.

Great improvements have been seen in supplying quality education for ethnic minority children, with criteria to better realise the UN’s goal on sustainable development, which is designed to ensure integral, equal, quality education and life-time study opportunity for all people, he said.

Xuyen highlighted disadvantages facing ethnic minority children in education and development, saying that numerous practical activities will be implemented thanks to the partnership with the Save the Children International, helping to improve the quality education system.

Singer Do My Linh, who was selected as the ambassador of the campaign, talked about difficulties and hardships facing by ethnic minority children in Bat Xat district in the northern mountainous province of Lao Cai as they have to walk nearly 10 kilometres of bumpy roads to go to school.

During the event, a documentary was screened, featuring hardships and challenges facing ethnic minority children in pursuing study in Vietnam’s remote and isolate areas.-VNA