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Plan International’s earliest presence in Vietnam dates to 1954. At that time we supported thousands of families in the south of the country through sponsorship programmes.

We became established in the northern and central regions of Vietnam in 1993 and focus on the areas where the most marginalised and poorest ethnic groups are living.

In Vietnam, vulnerable and ethnic groups suffer discrimination, especially girls and children with disabilities. This is driven by social traditions combined with a lack of access to services and investment in the most excluded groups.

Our work supports marginalised children and youth, especially adolescent girls, to grow in a society that respects their rights and safety. 

In 2017, Plan International Vietnam improved the lives of over 350,000 children, including 32,185 sponsored children, in 131 communes across 10 provinces. By 2021 we aim to improve the lives of 2 million girls from 1,875 ethnic communities in Vietnam so they can learn, lead, decide, and thrive.

Our key areas of work include:

  • Quality and inclusive education
  • Nutrition and health services
  • Building resilience to the impacts of natural disasters and climate change
  • Creating safe cities with access to good jobs
  • Preventing all forms of violence and harmful practices.
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Where we work
Our Address
6th Floor, Capital Building
58C Kim Ma street, Ba Dinh district
Hanoi 10000
+84 2438223005
Key contacts

Sharon Kane

Country Director, Plan International Vietnam