Dien Ban District has over 1,000 children with disabilities and special needs. Cerebral Palsy is one of the most prevalent conditions; others include Down’s syndrome, autism and intellectual impairment. There are barely any support services available. It has been suggested that there is a link between the use of dioxins (Agent Orange) used during the Vietnam War and the level of disability that is still occurring. The consequences of these disabilities can be catastrophic to individuals and their whole families. For more information, please visit our Cerebral Palsy FAQs.

Orphanage Tourism

Orphanage tourism is becoming a serious problem in South East Asia. Well-intentioned tourists visiting children in orphanages can unintentionally do more harm than good in... Read more →