Our mission is to inspire breakthroughs in the way the world treats children and to achieve immediate and lasting change in their lives.
Save the Children humbly started our work in Vietnam in 1990, through the implementation of a child nutrition project in Thanh Hoa Province. Since then, we have expanded our programs to include key thematic areas: Education, Health and Nutrition, Child Protection, Child Rights Governance, Child Poverty, Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) and Emergency Response.
We now cover 20 provinces across the country with Save the Children offices in Hanoi, Lao Cai, Da Nang and Ho Chi Minh City. We have more than 80 national staffs with a wide range of technical expertise and senior management qualifications. In the implementation of our program, we work in partnership with government agencies, civil society organizations, the private sector and academic and research institutions. We receive funding from institutional organisations, businesses, trusts and foundations, as well as private donors to support the implementation of our programs.
In order to achieve immediate and lasting change in the lives of Vietnamese children, we implement both development and humanitarian programs. Through our various programs, we endeavor that EVERY LAST CHILD will have the opportunity to Survive, Learn and Be Protected. We established our particular focus on reaching the most vulnerable and marginalized children within a community, including ethnic minorities and migrant children and their families.
1919 Eglantyne Jebb established the Save the Children Fund to feed children facing starvation after the First World War