Over the past 22 years, CNCF has operated The Boy’s Shelter, providing a safe haven for young boys in Ho Chi Minh City. BSF’s donation of USD$13,612 will help provide these boys, aged between 5 and 21 , with healthcare, education, vocational training, recreational opportunities and a loving family environment.
Ho Chi Minh City has rapidly developed, and this urbanisation has attracted a large influx of migrants from rural areas. However, with urbanisation comes inherent risks, and many families find themselves unable to support their children. Every day, young children find themselves out on the street and at risk of sexual abuse, trafficking, child labour and drug addiction. The Boy’s Shelter provides safe spaces for these young boys and encourages families to become reunited.
Tammy Urwin, Dubai Country Manager for the Christina Noble Children's Foundation, added, “We are very excited about the launch of this partnership with BSF. Together we can support some of society’s most vulnerable children, giving them a chance of the childhood they deserve.”