Pandemic-affected children (Photo for illustration: VOV)

According to the guidance, the program aims to find support and care for pandemic-affected children, helping them be nurtured and develop in a safe and healthy environment. It is also to ensure that the children could enjoy their rights as regulated. 

The Political Department asked agencies and units to popularize the purpose and significance of the program to their cadres, staff, troops, and members of women’s union organizations.

To-be-fostered children include those who have lost their parents or mother/father due to the COVID-19 pandemic and have no caregiver or a caregiver having financial difficulties.

Depending on their financial situation, each agency and unit could decide on the form and number of supported children. They could consider presenting saving books, scholarships, gifts to pandemic-affected children, fostering and directly taking care of them, or providing assistance to their families or caregivers. 

The Political Department asked women’s union organizations of agencies and units to study and make recommendations to their leaders to issue suitable guidelines on fostering and taking care of orphaned children. In addition, they should complete support plans, lists of orphaned children, and support forms before March 10, 2022.

Translated by Tran Hoai