A Report on Participation in the SVCA Program in the Ben Tre Province, Vietnam
鈴木, 真知子 ,
Machiko, SUZUKI ,
藤女子大学人間生活学部保育学科Department of Early Childhood Care and Education, Faculty of Human Life Sciences, Fuji Women's University
105 , 2016-03-31
The author participated in a volunteer program from August 2 to August 9,2015, sponsored by the Support of Vietnam Children Association (SVCA), a nongovernmental organization(NGO). The SVCA was established 25 years ago, when Akemi Bando launched support activities in cooperation with her friends in the wake of her visit to Vietnam, where she found children in Vietnam in a very miserable situation, with poor educational opportunities and lacking medical and welfare services. The SVCA's activities, which were started in the Kansai region, have been continued to the present day and have spread nationwide. SVCA-registered members can be found in various parts of Japan. The purpose of this visit was to provide cooperation in staff training at the Disabled Children's Development Support Center, which was just established at the request of the Ben Tre Province. The SVCA's activities during this visit are presented in this paper to give a brief outline of the visit.