Meet the Kids

115 children between the ages of 4 and 18 live safely, are cared for and receive education, quite normal you would say…

But for the street children in Ho Chi Minh City life is quite different. Many of the children in the shelters come from broken homes. Their father or mother is simply unable to bring up the children. Poverty, serious diseases, addiction, criminality and detention are often the causes of the problems. The children are the victims and end up on the street. Clearly children do not always behave correctly, on the street survival of the fittest applies. Generally they come into contact with the police at a young age. The police have shelters and from there they come into one of our houses via W.O.C.A. If there is room…

Growing up in a homely surrounding

The K.I.D.S. policy is that it is best for a child to grow up in a homely surrounding, with a family. K.I.D.S. does the utmost to put up a child with family after a period of rest. In this way places come free again for new children in the shelter. It is not always possible to let children stay with family. In this case a child stays for a longer period in a shelter. On average half of the children stay in a shelter for a long period of time, for the other half this varies.