Vietnam SOS Children’s Village receives Labour Order
Tuesday, 2018-01-09 11:05:19
NDO – Vietnam SOS Children’s Village held a ceremony in Hanoi on January 9 to mark the 30th anniversary of the establishment of the SOS Children’s Village (1987-2017) and to receive the Labour Order, first class.
Vice President Dang Thi Ngoc Thinh attended the event and presented the order, first class to Vietnam SOS Children’s Village.
On the occasion, many organisations, who have contributed to the care, education and vocational training for children with special difficulties in the period 2012-2017, were awarded with the Certificate of Merit by the Ministry of Labour, War Invalids and Social Affairs.
Addressing the event, Minister of Labour, War Invalids and Social Affairs Dao Ngoc Dung, who is Honorary President of SOS Children's Villages in Vietnam, highly appreciated the effective cooperation of Vietnam with the International SOS Children’s Village over the past few years.
The Minister affirmed that the State of Vietnam always creates condition to deploy programmes and projects funded by the International SOS Children's Village.
The Minister suggested that the Vietnam SOS Children’s Village continue to find effective solutions to better care for children living in special circumstances and focus on improving the quality of child care. He called on all provinces and cities to provide specific funding to care for the children in SOS Children's Villages.
Since 1987, Vietnam has received over US$120 million in funding from the International SOS Children’s Village and nearly 6,000 orphans and homeless children have been cared for at the 17 SOS Children’s Villages in the country.
Vietnamese children are the third of 135 countries and territories worldwide to benefit from SOS village projects, following India and Brazil.