This year the party was hosted in the beautiful surroundings of Ruby Home’s front yard, decorated with colorful balloons, streamers and other Christmas decorations. The place was filled with jovial expat residents of Ruby Home, dressed up like participants in a Caravan Festival. The partygoers were involved in colorful mini games and danced to many kinds of music from around the world. There is something that deeply inspired all of them from many nations to come together as one family to share and celebrate this annual festival. The participants with colorful dressed up like Caravan Festival. This year has been particularly successful for Ruby Home Vietnam, with almost all 34 local apartments being leased to expats from all over the world. These have most recently included professionals from Mexico and Austria to add to our existing long-term expats from the likes of Australia, India, France, America, and Japan. Some wishes were so touching that we could only capture in our … [Read more...] about Warm Christmas at Ruby Home Vietnam
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Survivors of human trafficking need a lot of support to help them reintegrate into the community, heard a conference held in Hà Nội on Wednesday to share experience in assisting the victims. — Photo baodansinh.vn HÀ NỘI — Survivors of human trafficking need a lot of support to help them reintegrate into the community, heard a conference held in Hà Nội on Wednesday to share experience in assisting the victims. Victims who managed to escape and return home need support in housing, healthcare, psychological consultancy and support, life skills, education, vocational training and other administrative and legal support services, according to participants. Almost 7,000 people in Việt Nam fell victim to human trafficking from 2010 to the third quarter of 2018, according to the Ministry of Public Security. Human trafficking was recorded in all localities and most victims were women and children. Trafficking of victims’ internal … [Read more...] about Survivors of human trafficking need more support
Children in SOS Village in Hanoi (Photo: VNA) Hanoi (VNA) - Expanding alternative care is part of the national target program launched by the Vietnamese Government to ensure disadvantaged children in the country are able to grow up in a family environment. The revised Child Law2016, enacted on June 1, 2017, introduced legislative support for foster care, said Vu Thi Kim Hoa, Deputy Director of the Department of Child Affairs under the Ministry of Labour, Invalids, and Social Affairs (MoLISA). “The revision aims to ensure the enforcement of children’s rights in accordance with the spirit of the UN Convention on the Rights of Children (CRC), and the country’s response to international efforts to reduce institutional childcare worldwide,” Hoa said. As part of its effort to implement the law, in July 2017, the Ministry signed a three-year cooperation agreement with Care for Children (CFC), a UK non-governmental organisation (NGO), to push the implementation of … [Read more...] about Vietnam joins int’l efforts to give children homes
Viet Nam News by Nguyễn Khánh Chi A recent lunch date with my old friends from university turned into a stirring round-table discussion when one friend proposed that we all make a plan to travel together. As we envisioned a change of pace, time together and the chance to explore, everyone seemed excited—but one woman looked a bit concerned. “Does that mean we leave our kids and husband at home?” she asked in a low voice. “Yes!” “Yep!” “Why not?” the others jumped in. Vietnamese traditional family values dating back to the feudal period stipulate that housework is women’s responsibility. This view is a double-edged sword. On the one hand, it leads to celebrations of Vietnamese women’s dedication and hard work for their families. On the other, it punishes Vietnamese women who dare to assert some purpose or passion in life outside of their home. The persistence of this view makes it hard for many women to … [Read more...] about Women take a break from family for travel: Why not?
Illustrative image (Source: laodong.vn) Hanoi (VNA) – The General Office for Population and Family Planning under the Ministry of Health on April 12 launched a Japanese-funded project to provide preventive health care services to the elderly to cope with population aging in Vietnam. The project, which has been carrying out from July 2017 to March 2020, is funded with 91,750 USD from the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) and over 1.4 billion VND from the Vietnamese Government. It aims to build a standard model on caring the health of the elderly in the community before multiplying it across the country, contributing to meeting the demand of long-term care for the elderly. The projects has five components, including building specific projects and plans for each year, popularising preventive medicine programmes through communications and consultations, enhancing officials’ capacity on managing and guiding the elderly on exercise to avoid falling, preparing … [Read more...] about Japanese-funded projects improves health care services to elderly