» 01/13/2007, 00.00
A school for the children of Bao Loc
Youth from the diocese of Da Lat organize language and mathematics courses in the village of Bao Loc and impress upon the community the importance of study. The erection of a library in planning. JB. VU
For many Vietnamese families the new lunar year begins in poverty
The world’s financial crisis has hit the country hard, causing the shutdown of many small- and medium-sized firms, the driving force behind the local economy. Tens of thousands have been laid off or forced to take temporary jobs. Children are among the victims, many forced to quit school to make some money doing odd jobs.
Loan Ly police chase children from catechism class
Another case of conflict over church land in a village in the diocese of Hue. Local Vietnamese prefer police intervention to dialogue to resolve the problem.
Dalat: Catholic schools for poor children
The project launched by the diocese offers children education from kindergarten to primary school; more than 800 pupils are followed by religious and lay people whose point of reference is “the teachings on charity and love in the Bible”.
Nepal's Catholics: strikes should not to affect schools or children
A Chitwan priest speaks of his worry that the frequent strikes against the monarchy will jeopardize education across the country. They force us to close and we are often threatened by the rebels. An appeal is made to the UNICEF's principle that "zones of peace" be created for children.
Saigon Church launches scholarships and free courses for poor children
For several years the Catholics of Vietnam have organized schools, remedial classes and funds to support those who cannot afford a state education. The Lớp Học Tình Thương school host this year 31 children aged 6 to 15 years. Caritas, the dioceses and parishes donate money each year, bicycles and wheelchairs for disabled children.
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