May 3, 2014

Every child deserves a chance to an education

With poor, uneducated parents, ethnic minority children residing in Vietnam’s mountainous region are likely to live in extreme poverty and miss out on life-enhancing educational opportunities. The parents are often unable to afford the costs of sending their children to school and are forced to rely on them to take care of domestic chores and/or farm work. Poverty and low levels of education expose children, particularly girls and young women to dangers such as human trafficking, early marriage, or child marriage, Tragically, many children are sold to China and end up trapped in a life of labor or sexual exploitation.