In 2014, Holt helped to build a daycare center for children with special needs in Vietnam. The facility, which opened earlier this year, currently supports 3 children and hopes to soon provide services to more children and families in the area.
Since 2010, Holt International has helped to run a respite daycare facility for children with special needs in Binh Duong, a province in Vietnam north of Ho Chi Minh City. While the need for daycare services is great in this area, the facility has only been able to serve 4 or 5 children each year. After an assessment was completed to identify the cause for the low attendance, it was determined that many impoverished families in the area found the distance to the daycare to be too great. Many families also faced the extra challenge of trying to travel with children whose disabilities were too severe to make the journey to the daycare.
After the assessment, Holt International saw the need and decided to help Binh Doung orphanage build one more small facility located on an empty space of land at the Binh Duong Social Protection Center. “The goal is to help provide more service location options to serve children in need and their families,” Hang Dam, country director of Holt Vietnam, says. Continue reading “Holt Helps Open a New Daycare Facility in Vietnam”