Month of Action for Children 2010 focuses on equality

The Month of Action for Children 2010 theme “ Creating a Chance for Children to Develop Equally”  was held in the northern province of Ninh Binh on May 8, attended by Vice Prime Minister Truong Vinh Trong.

Children at the Center Care for Disadvantage Children in Mekong Delta province of Ben Tre.

Speaking at the ceremony, Trong said a range of targets in terms of health care, physical and educational training have been achieved after almost 10 years of implementing the campaign “For the future of children,” (2001-2010). However, in many areas, especially in remote and mountain areas, children are still facing difficulties, lacking entertainment facilities and even suffering sexual and labor abuses, Trong added.

As of now, 4.5 million disadvantage and poor children nationwide have not yet accessed to health, educational, cultural and social services, Trong said.

The number of children needs help from social organizations and government, Trong added.

To improve care for children, Trong asked Party committees, local authorities and social organizations at all levels to make suitable action plans to provide children with the best services, both materially and spiritually.

Trong also asked related departments to make a national program of action for children for the period 2011-2015.

At the ceremony, the United Nations Children’s Fund’s representatives, mass organizations and businesses offered gifts to disadvantaged children.

Xuan Truong Company and Xuan Thanh Construction Company from Ninh Binh Province granted VND1 billion (US$53,000) and VND 200 million ($11,000), respectively, and the Vietnam Dairy Products Joint Stock Company and other enterprises donated VND110 million ($5,800) to the National Fund for Vietnamese Children.

By Van Phuc, translated by Thanh Huong

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