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"“"I want to thank Care for Children for supporting vulnerable children in Vietnam, and working with us to help our new law become a reality. I am completely committed to the success of our cooperation."
Deputy Minister of MoLISA, Ms Dao Hong Lan
November 2017
Project Overview

In April 2017, a team went out to Vietnam to launch our newest project. The team, made up of staff from our UK headquarters, and also from our projects in China and Thailand are based in Hanoi, and were invited by the Vietnamese government to partner with them to help implement foster care in local communities for orphaned and vulnerable children, piloting in Hanoi municipality and Thai Nguyen province.

Care for Children’s work with Vietnam dates back to the first Asia Family Placement Conference that was held in Chiang Mai, Thailand in November 2011, which a Vietnamese government delegation attended. In 2014, Care for Children co-hosted the first National Foster Care Conference with the Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs (MoLISA) in Hanoi, and this event was also attended by Care for Children’s Royal Patron, HRH Prince Michael of Kent. The success of this conference led to foster care being included in the draft of the new child law, and an official invitation to launch a foster care project in Vietnam.

On June 1st 2017, the Vietnamese government enacted their new Child Law, which introduced legislative support for foster care for the first time. In July, Care for Children signed an exclusive three-year Cooperation Agreement with MoLISA to work in partnership with the Department of Children’s Affairs (DCA) on a three-year pilot foster care programme.

The official project launch ceremony was held with MoLISA in November 2017, and was attended by other ministries, all relevant national, provincial and city government departments, the British Ambassador, and other national and international agencies, revealing the widespread support across all sectors of society in Vietnam to support this new direction in their child welfare system.

This vital foundation ensures the development of our work and the sustainability of the project, and we are excited about working in partnership with the Vietnamese government towards a successful pilot stage of the project.

Project Facts
Established 2017
Government partner Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs (MoLISA)
Location Hanoi & Thai Nguyen
Total Orphanages trained 2
Orphans in families (Direct 2015) N/A
Orphans in families (Indirect total) N/A
Offices Hanoi
Country Manager Mr Clayton Green
Training Manager Ms Emma Zhang
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