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A sustainable rural society, where no poverty exists and people act responsibly toward the environment

In the morning of March 30 2016, Save the Children International (SCI) in Southern Vietnam paid a visit to the Centre for Rural Development in Central Vietnam (CRD).

Representing SCI were Mr. Nguyen Van Hue, Regional Manager of the South and Mr. Le Quang Nguyen, Thematic Manager on Child Protection & Child Right Governance of Save the Children. Mr. Nguyen Van Hue expressed his need to learn about CRD’s interested issues in search of cooperation in the field of child protection in the coming time.

Mr. Le Quang Nguyen, Thematic Manager on Child Protection & Child Right Governance revealed: “Vietnam is the first Asian country and the second globally to take part in The United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) and Child Protection, yet so far its enforcement remains limited.” 


At the meeting, the leaders of CRD introduced about its activities and achievements throughout 20 years as well as the development strategies of the Centre.

Mr. Hue said: “CRD is actually a prestigious, competent and experienced organization. We have seen that the fields of activities CRD has been implementing could be a basis to reach desired objectives on child rights.  Therefore, this meeting is an opportunity to find out a sustainable partner for a very potential project that out organization is building on the scale of 03 regions – the North, the Central, and the South.”

Dr. Truong Quang Hoang, Director of CRD confirmed: “Children is a strategic target group of CRD. This is an opportunity for CRD to help the children in the Central protect their rights and for other Civil Society Organizations to enhance their capacity, which is both a responsibility and a challenge.”

After the meeting, the two sides have reached a consensus on the focus on fighting against child abuse in the Central region.

Bao Hoa


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