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Children's Clubs in Vietnam
Detail: Children's clubs are changing children’s lives in Vietnam. Initiated by the Christian Children's Fund and the Child Protection Program of ChildFund Australia in Vietnam, these clubs support a safe and healthy environment for enhancing the lives of children in poor communities.

The clubs offer swimming classes, educational sessions and recreational activities as well as different sporting opportunities. Children also plan community activities such as helping the elderly and the poor, cleaning the village and planting trees.

After two years of piloting the program in the Cao Phong and Bach Thong Areas, which are about 100 miles from Vietnam's capital, the children's club model was revised and rolled out in eight other communities in Vietnam. It has attracted about 5,000 children as participants this year.

The local communities help the children find a common meeting area. The clubs bring out the creative management skills of children and enhance children’s capability to organize themselves. Children have established their own management board and selected members from themselves to coordinate activities and group discussions.
Source: PR Newswire, May 26, 2009
Date: May 27 2009