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A sustainable rural society, where no poverty exists and people act responsibly toward the environment

On the morning of August 25, the Centre for Rural Development in Central Vietnam (CRD) in cooperation with the People’s Committee of Tam Ky city organized a virtual dialogue with children on the theme “Joining hands for ensuring children’s rights and protecting children in natural disasters and pandemic”. Mr. Nguyen Hong Lai, Deputy Chairman chaired the bridge broadcasting at the People’s Committee of Tam Ky city.

The main bridge broadcasting in the People’s Committee of Tam Ky City

There were Mrs. Luu Thi Bich Ngoc, Deputy Director of Quang Nam Provincial Department of Labor – Invalids and Social Affairs and leaders of related departments of the city participating in the bridge broadcasting in the People’s Committee of Tam Ky City. Specifically, 91 students from lower and upper secondary schools representing for children in 13 communes/wards in the city joined the dialogue from bridge broadcasting in 13 communes and wards.

Connecting with bridge broadcasting in 13 communes and wards

Through direct dialogue with representatives of city departments and agencies, 22 ideas from children were expressed including their wishes to live in a healthy and safe environment amid the Covid-19 epidemic such as the construction of more play grounds, appropriate online learning method in new school year, use of the internet for children, limiting school violence, vaccination against Covid-19 for children, supporting children in learning swimming, registration of birth certificates for children, supporting disadvantaged children to overcome their circumstances, tutoring and improving skills for children, etc.

Many questions of children are raised in bridge broadcasting

Representatives from departments answered questions from children in the dialogue. Closing the dialogue, on behalf of city leaders, Mr. Nguyen Hong Lai noted children’s opinions and committed to provide solutions for children’s problems with the spirit “A healthy, safe, friendly and equal environment shall be built for the sake of children, especially for those who lives in remote communes and wards”.

Mr. Nguyen Hong Lai speaks at the dialogue

The activity was within the project “Strengthening the capacity of civil society organizations on child rights governance” coordinated by CRD and funded by Save the Children in Vietnam.

Quoc Hung

Centre for Rural development in Central Vietnam