On July 26, 2021, in Hanoi, Deputy Minister Nguyen Thi Ha had a virtual working session with the Care for Children (CFC) organization on the model of alternative care for children with special circumstances in Vietnam. Participating in the working session were Mr. Rober Glover, Executive Director of CFC; Mr. Thomas Abbott, CFC's Regional Director for Asia region; Ms. Vu Thi Kim Hoa, Deputy Director General of the Department of Children Affairs and Mr. Dang Huy Hong, Deputy Director General of the Department of International Cooperation.
Opening the meeting, Deputy Minister Nguyen Thi Ha highly appreciated the cooperation between MOLISA and the CFC organization in supporting children with special circumstances in Vietnam through the implementation of the alternative care model. After nearly 04 years of implementing the cooperation agreement (since 2017), 4/5 goals have been completed at the first phase, including making a list of children in need and eligible to receive alternative care and selecting eligible families for alternative care; organizing alternative care training courses at home in 07 modules for 287 child care workers; equipping necessary knowledge and skills for the staffs on the alternative care model.