A project to support vulnerable migrant children in Ho Chi Minh City was launched by the city’s Sponsoring Association for Children on November 20.

The project is funded by the Denmark-Vietnam Friendship Association with more than 9.7 billion VND (455,700 USD) for 2014-2017.

It targets at least 4,000 migrant children and teenagers living in difficult circumstances in District 7, District 8, Tan Phu and Binh Chanh districts, including those who have a parent living with HIV/AIDS.

The project aims to promote the rights of migrant children and teenagers and help them lead better lives by providing basic and vocational education; healthcare services; medical and accident insurance; and sexual health education, including HIV/AIDS prevention, sexual abuse counselling and family planning methods.

Additionally, it will also run training courses for social workers and residents at project benefiting sites.

According to Association President Luong Thi Thuan, Ho Chi Minh City has a large population of child migrants who receive little attention from local communities. The three-year project is expected to change this and lighten the burden of care put on their families and society.-VNA