Population:87.85 millionLiteracy Rate:93%Religion: Buddhist (9.3%) Roman Catholic (6.7%)
Salesian Missions in Vietnam is giving impoverished children and families opportunities that are typically only available to the middle and upper classes. In recent years, the country has experienced a widening gap between rich and poor, which has created tremendous obstacles and hardship for the most vulnerable members of society.
Give Hope to Street Children
Since 1952, street children throughout Vietnam have been welcomed to Salesian Mission shelters. In addition to receiving the basic necessities of food and shelter, children and youth learn to value themselves and their future.
Activities include tutoring, professional training, language and music classes and follow-up support.
“I want to show that a street kid is not as bad as many think. I would like to rebuild my life,” says Hung, a 14-year-old boy staying at the Ho Chi Minh City’s Salesian Center.
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In Vietnam, the gap between rich and poor is widening, according to UNICEF.
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