For children in mountainous Ha Vi commune, it is difficult to access recreational activities. However, since ChildFund helped establish Child Clubs in villages and provided sport equipment, comics, newspapers for youth and other facilities, children have had improved equipment to entertain themselves after school.
Mr. Luc Van Bot, Head of Hang`s village, often spends three hours a week at the local Children Club in his village. “10 years ago life in my village was so hard, especially for children. Injuries and accidents often occurred, namely drowning, burning, animal bites in the village and led to many unfortunate consequences. Also, the parents were unaware of the potential risks to their children as well as basic child rights. The voice of children was not valued,” he says.
“Through various types of communications sessions conducted by ChildFund, parents’ understanding has changed and children have become more confident and active in their daily lives.”
Child Clubs are providing new opportunities for children like Hang, Hue and Vi and many others to achieve their dreams. Being members of the club means children are also learning about their rights and how to protect themselves against risks in their lives.