The Central Highlands province of Lam Dong will spend 26.4 billion VND (over 1.2 million USD) in caring for children, who are orphans, disabled and affected by HIV/AIDS, toxic chemicals and natural disasters in the locality in the 2014-20 period.

Under a project recently approved by the provincial People’s Committee, Lam Dong will take regulations relating to the encouragement of the community to get involved in caring for and assisting the children, while providing them with vocational training, jobs, and healthcare and education services.

The province will also focus on upgrading infrastructure and providing equipment for local social sponsor centres to improve living condition of the children, while building database and information systems on children, who need assistance in the locality.

In 2014, Lam Dong will implement pilot models on community-based care for disadvantaged children and those with autism or mental deficiency, while building facilities at the social sponsor centres to look after children affected by natural disasters.-VNA