Sector: Education - Nutrition
Problem: Pupils in Binh Minh special school do not get enough of essential nutrients for lunch with the low price of 10,000 VND (USD 0,5) per meal.
Meanwhile, the school has not been equipped computers for study and future career support.
Objective: The program aims at improving lunch nutrition and financing computers for pupils. This creates conditions for them to obtain better health and assess internet then get obvious career orientations after finishing primary school.
Cost: USD $7200 / VND 151.800.000
I. Implementing agencies
Binhminh (Sunrise) Special School for children with disabilities
Principal: Ms. Lưu Thị Thu Hồng
School address: Đài Bi village, Uy Nỗ commune, Đông Anh district, Hà Nội, Việt Nam
Tel: +844.3965 0489 / Mobile: +84982.337 868
Centre for International Cooperation and Vietnam Talent Development (CVTD)
Tel: +844 6329 2996
II. Condition of binh minh special school
Binh Minh Special School for children with disabilities (Dong Anh, Hanoi) was established in 2002 with the aim of educating disabled children in Dong Anh District and nearby provinces. School now has 19 teachers and 102 pupils with deaf and intellectual disabilities. School facilities include 09 rooms, 01 dining room and 01 rehabilitation room.
Thanks to the whole-hearted education of teachers and the huge support of generous individuals and organizations, metal and spiritual pain of pupils was relieved as they have been studied and integrated into society like their peers. However, due to the specific communication environment and limited government subsidies, Binh Minh School faces difficulties in teaching, meeting nutritional needs as well as ensuring good health for the children.
School has to balance the limited budget in providing meals for pupils; therefore, they are still encountering nutritious deficiency. When visiting the dining room, we were astonished at the clean and airy atmosphere here but immediately feel pity for children’s simple meals lacking sufficient nutrients. Each lunch meal with the low price of 10,000 VND, including 8,000 VND from sponsors and 2,000 VND from their family contribution, cannot serve enough nutrition for school-aged children.
Naive glint in their eyes though meals are frugal
As a school for handicapped, school offers a 5-class education program in 10 years. According to this program, 18 year-old or 19 year-old graduates just have equivalent knowledge basis to grade-5 students’. Actually, most of them struggle to find a job after finishing primary school and become burden for family and society. Therefore, to equip internet-connected computers is an urgent demand that would give the children opportunities to approach to career information, job orientation and vocational training during their school time.
Students ‘age are various, ranging from 5-6 to 18-19 years old
In conclude, we look forward to and really appreciate your concern and support in order to support disadvantaged children of Binh Minh Special School. To the children, it would be a significant spiritual gift and a bridge that leads them closer to community to be welcomed and loved.
The children are excited and passionate in class though they find it difficult to listen and understand