Bac Giang Nutrition Campaign
From the 25th to the 26th, SDC organized a weekend work camp in the Van Son commune, Son Dong district, Bac Giang province. This campaign is part of the “Project on Malnutrition Reduction and Increase of Food Security”, that is held and funded by Gruppo Trentino Volontariato – GTV (an Italian NGO) with the support of SDC.
Considering malnutrition as a leading issue affecting children in Son Dong (This has been proved by medical tests and this problem is also acknowledged at national level by the Ministry of Health), GTV provided both training and financial support in order to reduce the malnutrition and to increase food security for children in Son Dong – since several of them are orphans and living in poor circumstances.
After the first phase of the project – which consists of providing funding to the beneficiaries – with the huge support of the Van Son Women Union, SDC came to Van Son commune to monitor through the meeting. Volunteers were divided into four groups to visit 15 families. During the monitoring, the families reported about their investment in order to understand whether they were actually making a profit or a loss while some volunteers were taking pictures.
In the evening, volunteers screened some educational movies for local children in the Van Son commune hall. The children who attended really enjoyed the show as the interesting humorous question related to the film given by MC Nga “body”– one of the volunteers.
The day after, SDC organized some activities, games, focusing especially on nutrition for the children. The aim of the activities is to raise children’s awareness about nutrition. The parents’ children also took actively in the games and gave advices to their children.
After having a lot of joyful moments we had a farewell lunch with the families and we donated pencils and books to the children. Then, the volunteer cleaned the hall and came back to Ha Noi. The camp ended with several memories from both groups – the SDC and the local people.