The Department of Security of the Canton of Geneva, represented by the International Solidarity Service, and the Fondation Albatros have forged a partnership to provide schooling to the poorest children in Vietnam. Fondation Albatros would like to express its gratitude to the Republic and Canton of Geneva for their trust.
The project being funded will provide schooling for 800 children from the provinces of Binh Thuan and Hau Giang during the 2013-2014 school year.
The overall goal is to increase the number of years that the poorest children from these two provinces spend at school so they can learn trades that will enable them to earn a decent standard of living.
The local partner in charge of carrying out the project is the French-Belgian NGO Mekong Plus, which has been working in Vietnam for nearly 20 years. Mekong Plus has made community development in the rural regions of Vietnam and Cambodia its main mission.
Its flagship programme is the fight against poverty. This includes educating the poorest members of the population, which is a mandatory step in the socioeconomic development of the communities where it works.