COVID-19 CRISIS: They urgently need your support!
At this time of great worry and uncertainty, saigonchildren is urgently calling for donation to support the children vulnerable to the negative effects of COVID-19 pandemic in Vietnam. School closings are causing disruption to their education. Families are losing income. Please help minimize coronavirus’ impact on the most vulnerable children by making donations today.
|Saigon Children’s Charity CIO (saigonchildren) was founded in 1992 to help disadvantaged Vietnamese children to get an education and a fairer start in life. saigonchildren works exclusively in Vietnam and is committed to overcoming barriers to education for children, including poverty, geography, knowledge and disability.|
|Minh became a beneficiary of saigonchildren’s Child Development Scholarship Programme in January of 2019. His parents passed away before he reached his teens, and both his older sisters are married with children. He is currently living with one of his sisters and her family.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Minh’s school is closed and now he is staying home, doing odd jobs around town to support his sister, who also had to quit her job to stay home and look after her two children as daycare is also closed. The family is fighting to get enough food for them all each day, and paying for drinking water as Mekong Delta is facing the most severe drought ever seen. Struggling emotionally and financially, Minh has suggested to his sisters that after the pandemic, he should quit school to get a job and help the families get back on their feet.
The COVID-19 pandemic and resulting school closure has put immense pressure on Minh and many other students. They do not have the means to study remotely, disrupting their learning and putting them at even greater disadvantage. Such challenges, coupled with economic pressure on their families, opens them up to many risks, ranging from malnourishment and depression, to dropping out and being exposed to exploitation and abuse.
To help support hundreds of children like Minh, saigonchildren is giving urgent help to students and their families, distributing emergency help packages including rice, water, books, health information, as well as counselling and advice.
Our social workers monitor, and support kids as new urgent needs arise every day.
During this difficult and uncertain time, if you are in the position to help, please donate to our emergency fund to ensure that our students can stay healthy and continue learning.
Alternatively, you can donate through transfer to our bank account here. Kindly include “COVID Emergency Fund” in the transfer note.
For users of Momo e-wallet, you can donate directly to saigonchildren on Momo by scanning the QR code below on the app, or open this link on your mobile device: https://payment.momo.vn/pay/store/MOMOTUUM20191113-saigonchildren
For the latest information on how saigonchildren is combating the COVID-19 pandemic, you can visit our page here.
Thank you so much for your support.
We have created a virtual board for our children to write their thank you message to you, the donors. You can add your own messages to them here too if you wish.