Why World Vision is in Vietnam

Though Vietnam’s economy remains strong and stable overall, the gap between the rich and the marginalized ethnic minorities is wide. The government is adopting many of our programs to improve nutrition and education for these remote groups, but much remains to be done to meet the needs of the poor. Since many different ethnic minorities make up Vietnam’s population, children often face language and cultural barriers in school. They often drop out of school because they can’t fully participate in their classes. We’re changing this by bringing ethnic minority mothers into classrooms to assist their children with learning, and by establishing parent-led reading clubs and libraries for kids. Keeping everyone invested in kids’ education means they’re better equipped to break out of poverty. Thanks to your support, we’re training parents and kids on child safety and protection topics like positive discipline. We’re also bringing better health to thousands of vulnerable children through nutritional programs and hygiene awareness. Families and communities are increasing in resilience as, together, we’re helping them strengthen local businesses, generate incomes, and receive vocational training so everyone can live flourishing lives.

We never give up on people

World Vision child sponsorship looks at all the things that prevent children from surviving and thriving in their community, and then works with that community to bring all the pieces of the puzzle together to build a better life for all children. For sponsors, it’s a personal way to show God’s love to a child in need in a life-changing way.

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Progress in Vietnam

Thanks to the generous support of donors, we’re making great progress toward the well-being of children and their families.

Child Protection and Care

Boys and girls are safe and valued, well cared for by their families, and participating in their communities as agents of transformation.

  • Through a collaboration with community leaders in Vietnam, caregivers were trained about child protection, injury prevention, and building open dialogue with their children.

Healthy Children and Families

Children and families are well nourished, protected from infection and disease, and have access to essential health services.

  • Through a collaboration with community health workers in Vietnam, caregivers and mothers were trained on the benefits of a diverse diet, exclusive breastfeeding, and on good hygiene and sanitation practices through proven approaches such as Positive Deviance Hearth, Community-based Management of Acute Malnutrition and Community Led Total Sanitation.
  • In Vietnam, nutrition clubs, where mothers learn good food practices, and how to prepare nutritious meals using locally available resources, were supported and mobilized. To enhance ownership of the clubs, mothers contribute savings to the club fund, and labor or cash for nutrition practices sessions every 2 weeks. Club members also participate in livestock rearing interventions for chickens, ducks, and pigs which are valuable sources of protein for their children's diets.

Education for Better Lives

Children have opportunities to learn and to develop their talents, young people are equipped for the future, and families and communities support children's education.

  • Through Parent-Teacher Committees in Vietnam, support was given to children in remote areas to improve their literacy and writing skills. This also engaged parents in education and child care through Village Reading Clubs. These have also helped reduce language barriers in schools.
  • Teachers in Vietnam were trained in the Child Centered Method. This training helps teachers to encourage parent engagement to contribute towards an improvement in Vietnamese language and life skills of ethnic minority students. Vietnamese language skills allow these children to be more active participants in their society, as well as opening the door for further educational opportunities.

Prayer Requests from Vietnam

World Vision's staff in Vietnam are asking us to join them in prayer for the following:

  • God's wisdom points us to the children in greatest need and helps us use our resources to support them.


  • God will open new doors for collaboration in ending child violence, and that He'll be with the victims for healing and hope.


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