htgProject details Vietnam 2009 Child development Education Housing Partenaire(s): Description The JFP Foundation's intervention consists in providing financial support for rebuilding a school, managed by the Notre-Dame Congregation on the outskirts of Ho Chi Minh City. Context Founded in 1990, the 'Ecole du cœur Anh Linh' provides a free education for children excluded from the public education system. The education they receive here aims to allow these children to catch up in order to enable them to rejoin the normal education system. The school takes in an average of 250 pupils each year and applies a teaching system that focuses heavily on respect for the child. The primary school buildings had become too cramped and run-down, so they needed to be rebuilt. Duration and location The school is located in Tan Thuan, a working-class district on the outskirts of Ho Chi Minh City. The JFP Foundation provided support for the school in 2009. Beneficiaries The beneficiaries of the intervention are children excluded from the public education system: street children and/or children in difficulties, children who are over two years behind at school, children from impoverished families unable to pay school fees, children of migrants who have come from the countryside. Achievements and results The new school was inaugurated in 2009 and has three floors divided into classrooms, a library, a computer room, a sewing workshop, offices, a kitchen and dormitories. Partner The Notre Dame Congregation, which runs this school, is the JFP Foundation's partner for this intervention. The objectives pursued by the Congregation's interventions are the fight against the phenomenon of street children, the prevention of juvenile delinquency, the integration of poor children in society and, more generally, the contribution to the development of their quality of life and quality of education.