Thua Thien-Hue launches project to support street children

Authorities of the central city of Hue have initiated a project designed to divert homeless street children into shelters to reduce mendicancy and improve the local tourism industry.

Under the project titled “Eliminating beggars to enable a healthy town for tourism,” street children will be recruited to live and study at five orphanages in the town.

Nearly 300 local children live on the street, according to statistics reported by the town’s Committee of Population, Family and Children.

Over 800 others are facing the risk of homelessness due to parents’ poverty and unemployment.

Reported by Thuy Trang

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