Promoting Inclusive and Relevant Early Childhood Care and Education for Ethnic Minority and Disadvantaged Children

Vitenam: Khun Ha, Nung Nang, Ta Leng communes, Tam Duong district, Lai Chau province



Lai Châu is the one of the poorest provinces in Vietnam with the poverty rate at 23.72%, and highest rate of illiteracy at 40%. The malnutrition rate among children under 6 years old is extremely high, with 26.5% of underweight and 37.2% stunting (“A review of the nutrition situation in Vietnam 2009-2010”, NIN and UNICEF).
Having concerned about the quality of education and the high malnutrition rate amongst children in Lai Chau, Aide et Action plans to support poor communes of Ta Leng, Nung Nang and Khun Ha, in Tam Duong district, the most difficult and isolated areas with poverty rate ranging from 20% – 25%.


AEAI’s Response

The project functions based on a “Golden Triangle” approach to maximize the impacts in target schools and communities.That will be the tripartite partnership between schools, communities, and local authorities. 


Global Objective

Ensure the rights to equal development of ethnic minority children in Tam Duong district of Lai Chau province via improved access to inclusive quality education, and enhanced livelihoods activities. 


Main Activities

  • Improve access to quality education for 1955 children aged 3-8, 96% H’mong tribe,  in targeted communities with better education environment, improved teaching methodologies.

  • Improve the capabilities of 95 pre-school teachers and 145 primary school teachers for better quality of inclusive education environment.

  • Enhance capacities of 3,369 parents, caregivers and communities members to support inclusive education for ethnic minority children aged 3-8 years old.

  • Increase families’ income and children nutrition and communities environmental condition via improved production techniques and more effective livelihoods.

  • Increase understanding of effective implementation of inclusive education for ethnic minority children aged 3-8 years old among 50 local authorities, policymakers and communities.



Tam Duong district People Committee



Nguyen Thi Tu, Country Program Director 

Location /
Duration / 2015-2020

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