Plan Int’l Vietnam begins project to support ethnic minority children amid COVID-19 hinh anh 1Plan Int’l Vietnam begins project to support ethnic minority children (Photo: Plan Int'l Vietnam)

Hanoi (VNA) – Plan International Vietnam has officially launched a six-month project worth 16 billion VND (682,000 USD) themed "Protecting ethnic minority children from the COVID-19 epidemic".

The project, beginning April 1 and lasting until September 30 this year, aims to support local authorities, partners and communities in Vietnam in their fight against the pandemic.

It will directly benefit 32,000 ethnic minority children in 66 communes across 13 districts in Ha Giang, Lai Chau, Quang Binh, Quang Tri and Kon Tum, along with 250,000 disadvantaged people in those communities.

By working with partners and volunteers at all levels, the project will provide health stations and schools in target areas with equipment and staff training. An extensive publicity campaign will be launched to ensure ethnic minority children and their families have access to reliable sources of information on the epidemic.

Plan International Vietnam is an international non-governmental organisation working in the field of early childhood care, child protection and disaster relief. It began operation in northern and central regions of Vietnam in 1993, with a focus on supporting marginalised children and youths, especially adolescent girls.

By 2021, Plan International Vietnam aims to have improved the living conditions of 2 million disadvantaged girls./.