Quang Tri continues World Vision efforts to improve living conditions hinh anh 1Illustrative image (Photo: VNA)

The People’s Committee of Vinh Linh district in central Quang Tri province pledged to continue the World Vision’s efforts to ensure social welfare activities across the locality.

A document to this effect was signed by local authorities and the World Vision on August 7 in Ho Xa town, Vinh Linh district.

The district will continue the organisation’s efforts in reforming teaching methods at nursery and primary schools, facilitating access to education for disabled children, promoting reading activities and improving educational infrastructure facilities.

Publicity campaigns will be promoted to raise community awareness of accidents, child rearing and public health.

The locality also committed to push the application of advanced technology in agricultural production and animal farming while ensuring financial assistance for disadvantaged residents.

The World Vision-funded project, carried out in 11 communes in the district since 2000, aimed to promote agricultural production to raise incomes for local residents in the long run.

The project has benefited more than 25,800 people with total investment of 153 billion VND (7.1 million USD), bringing the poor household rate to 5.64 percent in 2015 from 24.2 percent in 2000.

It has also helped reduce the rate of malnourished children to 9.1 percent from 36.1 percent and ensured water supply for 94.7 percent.

Some 57.9 percent of out-of-school local children aged between 15-18 received vocational training through the project.-VNA