Viet Nam News Kiều Vân Many parents were encouraging their children to work early even though they are still in school. Is this a negative thing or does it teach youngsters the value of earning a living? Recently, Bảo Ngọc, 11, from Tuyên Quang City in the north of Việt Nam, went on the game show Shark Tank. She pitched an idea for an online food agency, chè bưởi (sweet soup made from grapefruit peel, coconut and sugar). Despite her tender age, she received an investment of VNĐ300 million (US$12,890) from two investors for a 30 per cent stake in the company. The teeny businesswoman didn’t hide the desire to work with all four Sharks and the dream of becoming a successful and intelligent investor as Shark Linh. Ngọc said she started her career at the age of seven with about 20 cups of chè bưởi mainly sold to friends and relatives. She developed her business through Facebook and now sells around … [Read more...] about It is too much send out kids to work?
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International envoy Kofi Annan was meeting Chinese leaders in Beijing on Tuesday to discuss how to end the bloodshed in Syria, while opposition factions at talks in Turkey mulled a united front against the Damascus regime. Syrian rebels man a check-point in northern Syria's Idlib region, on March 18, 2012. The UN is investigating reports that Syrian rebels have been using child soldiers in their battle against President Bashar al-Assad's forces. (AFP Photo/Frederic Lafargue) On the ground Syrian forces pressed their assault across the country with at least eight people, including three women, killed overnight in clashes with rebel troops, a monitoring group said. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said one woman was killed by a stray bullet near Damascus while the other two died in Maaret al-Numan in the northwest Idlib province, where four soldiers were killed in clashes with rebels. Another civilian was killed by sniper fire in the flashpoint central city of … [Read more...] about Annan seeks China support for Syria peace plan
Britain is refusing asylum to more former child slaves from nations such as Vietnam, Eritrea and Afghanistan, having denied refugee status to more than 275 non-European victims since 2012 despite fears many will fall back into the hands of traffickers. Between 2015 and 2017, the government denied asylum to 183 people trafficked or enslaved as children - double the total for the previous three years - Home Office (interior ministry) data obtained exclusively by the Thomson Reuters Foundation revealed. The data - uncovered under the Freedom of Information Act - exposes for the first time the number of ex-slaves refused refugee status after turning 18. The rise in rejections may dissuade other young victims from coming forward, lawyers say. Many teenage survivors are then deported to nations where they have no relatives and end up prey once more to traffickers, according to charities that say the spike in asylum denials belies Britain's vow to lead global efforts to end slavery. "It is … [Read more...] about UK refusing asylum to more ex-child slaves despite safety fears
Illustrative Image phapluatplus.vn By Thu Trang HÀ NỘI — Nguyễn Bích Ngọc, a junior high school student in Hà Nội, started to use a smartphone when she was a 6th grader. Seeing most of her classmates use Facebook, Ngọc (not her real name, to protect her privacy) managed to set up an account for herself. Facebook regulates that people can set up an account only when they are over 13 years old, but Ngọc simply lied and said she was older than she was, because “no one inspected it”, she said. Being free to make friends with everybody around the world, Ngọc was happy when her friend list reached thousands of people. “I did not know most of the people on my friend list in real life,” she said. Ngọc has shared a lot of her information on her Facebook, although she does not know the identities of her friends, nor where they are. “For a time, I used to neglect my studying because I … [Read more...] about Joining hands to protect children on the internet
Illustrative image (Source: VNA) Hanoi (VNA) – The Ministry of Labour and Invalids and Social Affairs and the Ho Chi Minh Communist Youth Union Central Committee launched a national campaign on child drowning prevention at Tay Son Elementary School in Hanoi on May 22. The campaign, themed Water safety for children this year, aims to call for the community’s joint effort in protecting children from water-related injury. Through the campaign, children are expected to be taught how to swim while authorities, families and schools will pay more attention to caring and supervising children and take more actions to ensure child safety, particularly during the summer. In her opening remarks at the launching event, Deputy Minister of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs Nguyen Thi Ha, Vietnam has enacted a number of legal documents and programmes related to child drowning prevention, including the 2016 Law on Children and the 2016 – 2020 programme for protecting children … [Read more...] about National campaign on child drowning prevention launched