Quy Nhon

SOS Children’s Villages supports individual children, young people and families so that they can thrive (photo: SOS Children’s Villages Vietnam).

Quy Nhon is the capital city of the coastal province of Binh Dinh in central Vietnam. The city is home to an estimated 289,000 people and an increasing number of people are moving to the city. Traditionally the area has lived off agriculture, fishing and aquafarming, however in the recent past services, especially those linked to tourism, and manufacturing, especially of furniture, have played an increasing role.

Since 2011, SOS Children’s Villages has been supporting children, young people and families and advocating for their rights in Quy Nhon.

Of ethnic minority children 6-23 months have a nutritious diet

Struggle to make a living

Many people, particularly those living off agriculture and fishing or those in precarious jobs in urban areas, continue to struggle to meet their basic needs. The remote mountainous areas of the Binh Dinh province, where Quy Nhon is located, are populated by ethnic minority families, whose children often face difficult living conditions. The infant mortality rate is higher than amongst other groups and their health is worse. Only 39% of children aged 6-23 months among ethnic minorities had a properly nutritious diet in 2019. There are also many vulnerable children in the low-lying parts of the province. People trying to make a living here often see their efforts destroyed by natural disasters.

Children lost parental care due to AIDS

Losing parental care due to disease

Vietnam has an HIV/AIDS prevalence rate of 0.3%. In recent years, HIV testing services have been decentralized to increase access for people to get tested more regularly. The number of people living with HIV/AIDS is believed to be increasing. And so, children sometimes bear the burden of being HIV positive or losing parental care if their families are sick or die. The most recent data from 2018, estimates that 83,000 children were left without parental care due to AIDS in Vietnam.

Your support makes a difference for children in Quy Nhon

SOS Children’s Villages works with local partners and communities to offer a wide range of support that is adapted to the local context. We always work in the best interest of the children, young people and families.
Children and young people
Learn at our kindergarten and school, and attend trainings
Children and young people
Grow up in our care
Young people
Are supported on their way to independence
When children live and play together, they often form strong bonds that will last a lifetime (photo: SOS Children’s Villages Vietnam).

How your support helps in Quy Nhon

Strengthening families and communities
When parents face hardships, they can sometimes struggle to give children the care they need. SOS Children’s Villages works with local partners and communities. Each family needs different support so that they can stay together. This support can include workshops on parenting and children’s rights. We also run training so that parents can get the skills they need to get a job or start their own businesses. Likewise, we ensure that children can get medical help and go to school.
Providing quality education
SOS Children’s Villages ensures that children and young people have access to high-quality education. We help them learn and develop in a safe and supportive environment. We train teachers on children’s rights and child-centered learning, so that each child can get the most out of their education. Young children spend time playing and learning at kindergarten. This prepares them for primary school.
Caring for children who cannot live with their families
Some children cannot stay with their families, even with additional support. When this happens, they can find a new home in SOS Children’s Villages. Here the children can build safe and lasting relationships. All the children in our care have access to education and healthcare. Wherever possible, we work closely with the children’s family of origin. If children can return to live with their families, we help them adapt to this change.