Foundations partner to improve standards of care for children in Vietnam


Alliance magazine


The Lorinet Foundation in partnership with the Octava Foundation, are providing funding to enable the rollout of a successful pilot led by OneSky, in supporting Early Childhood Development in the Hoa Khanh, Da Nang Industrial zone, in Vietnam.

OneSky’s programme in Vietnam launched in September 2017 addresses the needs of the children of migrant workers who have to travel long distances to generate an income.

OneSky Chief Engagement Officer, Chloe Taylor, said: ‘We are very pleased to work with the Lorinet and Octava Foundations in delivering this vital level of support to the thousands of young children in Vietnam’s industrial provinces, who will benefit greatly from the responsive care and nurture they will receive, in giving them the best start in life.’

The programme helped establish an Early Learning Center, as well as the introduction of a Home Based Care training programme. To date, OneSky claim the programme has reached a total of 2,595 children.

Raman Sidhu, Global Director at the Lorinet Foundation said: ‘This partnership demonstrates a huge opportunity for Lorinet Foundation and Octava Foundation in leveraging our collective resources to scale the impact for young children. OneSky’s model of working with the local government to build Home Based Care providers capacity offers a practical and scalable solution to a systemic issue. We are excited to enable quality early learning provision for marginalised children in Vietnam and its potential replication in Mongolia, another key geography for Lorinet Foundation.’

The support received from the Lorinet Foundation and the Octava Foundation will help the expansion of Home Based Care training in these provinces to deliver services in supporting young, vulnerable children from migrant families.

Debbie Fang of the Octava Foundation said: ‘Octava Foundation is delighted to work alongside the Lorinet Foundation to co-fund this momentous project, which will positively shape an individual’s life trajectory. Investing in early childhood development is especially important in levelling the playing field for children from disadvantaged socio-economic backgrounds, and is in tandem with Octava Foundation’s vision of empowering children and youth to be given equal opportunities to excel as citizens and contribute to a better world. We are excited to partner with OneSky, and achieve impact through a proven holistic method, in offering a stimulating and developmentally appropriate early childhood programme, while concurrently building a healthy ecosystem, focusing on developing the young child.’

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