LIN’s Summer for Children goes on!
Last week 11 PR and Communications teams were matched with 11 local not-for-profit organizations (NPOs) working with children. And this week LIN is happy to present to you the Narrow the Gap Fund 2013: Focus on Children!
The Fund supports local not-for-profit organizations (NPOs) tackling the most pressing problems in HCMC. This summer, 100% of the Fund will go to organizations working with vulnerable children in our city.
Why did we choose children? Because of numbers. In 2010, the Ministry of Labor, Invalids and Social Affairs (MOLISA) reported that more than 4.3 million children were living in “special circumstances,” which is nearly 18 per cent of all Vietnamese boys and girls. It includes
- 1,353,458 children with disabilities,
- 300,000 children affected by HIV and AIDS with 5,704 children living with HIV,
- 126,248 abandoned children and orphans without care from their biological parents, 28,910 children working in hazardous conditions,
- 21,230 street children,
- 1,805 abused children
- 21,500 children living in institutions.
According to the Ministry of Public Security, in 2011 there were 13,600 juveniles in conflict with the law. Thousands of children are deprived of basic care, working in difficult jobs or living on the streets and many go completely unaccounted for in the official monitoring systems.
We invite you to support the Fund by donating any amount (individually or as a company), and by helping us choose the best projects helping disadvantaged children. Read more about the Narrow the Gap Fund and how you can get engaged here.
Together we can bring new hope to the children in our city!