Improving the safety of communities

Infants and young children need safe communities to learn and grow. In some areas of Cao Bang, Vietnam, there are dangers near where children live and play, such as traffic, violence, drug and alcohol abuse, pollution or other environmental hazards. 

It is important that parents and caregivers, youth and children should be aware of dangers in their community. 

In a recent survey, it was identified that parents, youth and children in Cao Bang have different perceptions of safety in their community. Where one in 10 adults replied that their community isn't ever safe, only 1 in 20 children agreed with their parents. 

ChildFund has been working to improve understanding of dangers in Cao Bang. In recent months, more than 165 community members have attended workshops and trainings and have started working on action plans and monitoring plans to reduce risks for children and youth.