Society

WB satisfied at education project for disadvantaged kids

The Primary Education for Disadvantaged Children Project (PEDC), which aims to improve quality of education services and underprivileged children’s access to school, is one of the most efficient educational projects in Vietnam.
Society

Workshop promotes child protection plan

HCM City officials, childcare volunteers and parents will receive additional training in issues related to children's protection over the next five years, according to the City 's Department of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs.
Society

Children’s rights given a hearing

Delegates to a workshop held in Hanoi on Dec. 7 stressed the necessity of setting up children’s voice councils at localities and organising forums and exchanges between local authorities and children to listen to their opinions and proposals.
Society

Software to manage child Internet access approved

Thanh Hoa province's Union of Informatics and Transfer Technology has successfully programmed software to help parents better control their children's access to the Internet, reports its director Nguyen Huu Hung.
Society

Child carer held over abuse claim

Police in Thuan Giao Commune, Binh Duong province, have put a baby-sitter in custody for abusing a three-year-old girl pending further investigation.
Society

Putting an end to gender selection

By promoting a radical shift in women's roles within the family unit that allows daughters to perform ‘masculine' duties, Vietnam may be able to reverse the country's imbalanced gender ratio.
Health

Early detection of hearing defects

The National Obstetrics Hospital will check new-born babies for hearing impairments under a trial programme to begin this month, according to Dr Nguyen Cong Nghia, head of the hospital's Research and Training Division.
Society

Flooded schools to reopen soon

The Ministry of Education and Training is mobilising all resources to help inundated schools in the north-central provinces re-open for students as soon as possible, said Minister Pham Vu Luan in an interview with the Vietnam News Agency.
Health

Hospitals brace for flu season

Paediatricians are warning that children are at greater risk of picking up viruses when the weather changes in autumn.