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City improves childcare services to poor, disadvantaged

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HCM City is striving to build an environment in which all children can reach their full potential, particularly those most in need, according to the city’s standing board of children protection and care.

A child plays a game at the launch ceremony for National Action Month for Children 2018 and “Day for Love Connection and Summer Entertainment for Children” held on Friday in HCM City. — VNS Photo Gia Lộc

 

The city has allocated funds for large entertainment works and playgrounds for children, schools, and health facilities to meet demand, Trần Ngọc Sơn, the board’s deputy head and vice director of the city Department of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs.

Sơn spoke at a launching ceremony for National Action Month for Children 2018 and “Day for Love Connection and Summer Entertainment for Children” held on Friday in HCM City. 

The city has called on the private sector and community to ensure protection for children, especially those who are disadvantaged, Sơn said. However, challenges remain, particularly for care of poor or disadvantaged youth.

The action month aims to improve public awareness on the responsibility for protection, care and education of all children, and the prevention of sexual abuse and violence against children in cyberspace.

During the action month, the city will offer entertainment activities for children with financial difficulties and those living at social welfare shelters.

The month also marks International Children’s Day which falls on June 1. Children who attended the launching ceremony played games and were presented with gifts.

On June 2 and 3, the city Public Health Association, in co-operation with the Department of Health, Hồ Chí Minh Communist Youth Union and Đầm Sen Park, will organise a programme to discuss children’s healthcare

 

Source: VNS

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