Vietnam, Tien Lu ADP

Vietnam, Tien Lu ADP

Project ID: 
Impact Area Population: 25,568 people
Programme Lifespan: 2009 – 2020
Children Available for Sponsorship
(as of Sep 2017):
For more information on the community and World Vision’s interventions, download the detailed ADP profile (in PDF).
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Tien Lu district is the poorest of 10 districts in Hung Yen province. The common problems among community children are malnutrition, limited access to quality education, injuries and sickness, lack of life skills and high rate of school dropouts. In 2009, World Vision identified targeted communes in the districts and launched its community development activities. By partnering with local stakeholders including the local government, sustainable community development in targeted communes can be achieved.

Difficult terrain and weather conditions contribute directly to economic difficulties. 30-40% of households in the ADP stay under poverty line. While agriculture (rice, maize and vegetables) accounts for most of the population’s income, productivity is low due to flooding, which occurs four to six months a year, poor soil conditions, sub-par irrigation systems, difficulty in transportation and lack of knowledge.

Only 32% of young children have access to preschool. While primary school enrolment is high at 70%, facilities are insufficient and of poor quality. The quality of teachers is lacking, and many of the older teachers lack professional knowledge and skills.

More than 20% of children under five are malnourished. There is a very high incidence of respiratory diseases and diarrhoea (53.4%) among children.

Key Challenges: 
1. Low rice production with limited access to markets and alternative sources of income
2. Low standard of education especially at preschool and primary school level
3. Lack of awareness of environmental sanitation
4. Local leaders are ill equipped to mobilise the community and implement development activities
5. Poor health infrastructure and inadequate skills and knowledge of healthcare staff
Programme Goal: 

To sustain the well-being of children within their families and communities in targeted communes through the improvement in household incomes and the social environment.