The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) will continue to support disadvantaged children in the central province of Ninh Thuan, UNICEF Vietnam Representative Lotta Sylwander said while visiting the province on February 13.
The fields of assistance include bilingual education for ethnic minority children, fresh water, nutrition and care for mothers and children, she said.
At the working session with the provincial authorities, the official spoke highly of Ninh Thuan’s achievements in developing a socio-economic network, especially in mother and child healthcare.
UNICEF hopes the province pays more attention to providing fresh water and nutrition for children and the development of bilingual education for Cham and Raglai ethnic children, she said.
Lotta Sylwander expressed her belief that the province will be successful in several aspects it has committed, especially those relating to children.
Deputy Chairman of the People’s Committee Vo Dai recognised UNICEF’s support in general, and Lotta Sylwander’s devotion to Ninh Thuan province in particular.
Dai informed his guest that the province approved a project to help localities which teach Cham-Vietnamese or English-Vietnamese. As much as 85 percent of the population have access to fresh water.
Ninh Thuan is one of the eight provinces in the country with the 2012-2016 mother and child healthcare project approved by the Prime Minister.
The project’s total budget is five billion USD, with four billion USD provided by UNICEF and the United Nations Population Fund.