The children and young people of Cao Bang, Vietnam, have knowledge and wisdom beyond their years. They know how to protect themselves, how to resolve conflicts, how to manage money and what to do in the event of a disaster. They even understand the rights they hold as children and how to advocate for them.
How? Because they attend local child clubs – safe and fun spaces that are run by children, for children (with the help of a few key adults). Thanks to your support, six new child clubs started in Vietnam last year, adding to the 24 clubs already running.
What makes child clubs so beneficial for children is that in addition to providing safe spaces for them to make new friends and play sport, clubs provide important opportunities for children to develop key life skills, learn about important issues and build leadership capabilities.
Children also have opportunities to talk to a trained child club leader about any problems they might be facing. What’s more, we know that children are taking the information learnt in their clubs home to their families – meaning your support for child clubs is helping create stronger families and communities too!