2018 was the first year of the Climate Change project and the third year of the Inclusion project.
We had many existing result, please find some of them below.
A: Knowledge and skills development:
Knowledge and attitude on climate change and disaster risk reduction of students have changed remarkably compared to the beginning of the year. Prior to the training only 34% students at grade 4& 5 could provide correct understanding of what climate changes is, what are the causes, what are the negative impact of natural disaster and what they should do to mitigate the risk. After having 11 training sessions, 72% of student in both provinces now have correct knowledge. There is also significant change in Tieu Can specifically from 29% to 78%.
More importantly the students are active in doing communication and prevention activities through school events. They have made things (flower box) from used materials and have used friendly environment kitchenware instead of using plastic ones. They have written essays and painted pictures on climate change issues to demonstrate their understanding. They have taken care of school gardens, grown crops that are friendly to the environment and earned in average 50 US$ per harvest/schools. These earnings will be used to buy seedings for new crops.
105 knowledgeable and skilful women have been selected through existing local structures and trained as trainers in different areas: 33 women union officers have been trained for climate change education for women union groups, 60 educators have been trained to provide climate change school education and 12 facilitators on entrepreneurship have been trained. The trainers are proactive in managing their trainings and are very confident in facilitating the lessons and supporting the trainees. Nine out of ten women union trainers demonstrated good knowledge of climate change, and they trained over 4970 women union group members. In total, 6143 people were trained in 2018 and obtained skills and knowledge on climate change and entrepreneurship. 26 women have successfully graduated with basic business management skills.
191 pre and primary school teachers and managers understand the law of people with disabilities (PwD) and child rights. The trained teachers report that “The training we attended changed my perception on PwD’s ability. We should use the word “non-disabled people instead of normal people. It also makes me realized that PwD has abilities, they can do like us, the non-disabled. I used to feel pitiful for them, now I know they should be treated equally” (FGD with Primary school teachers). 6 mainstream schools have engaged in implementing inclusive education and 105 children with disability study in 6 mainstream schools.
B: Sustainable income and increased welfare
The social welfare effects of MOM have been significant in 2018, and more women have achieved sustainable income. The number of MOM client who had only less than 2.5USD income per day is significantly reduced from 33% in 2017 to 19% in 2018. All the indicators on the poverty index (PPI) is pointing in the right direction. Access to clean water has improved, as well as access to toilets. The PPI scores of client population improved from 72 in 2017 score to 78 in 2018. In detail, 79% client live in good house condition, an increase of 1.3% compare to 2017; 66% access to hygiene toilet, increase 13%; 74% client access to clean water, increase with 10.6%; 42% have saving more than 700,000 VND per month.
C: Disability inclusion
Can Tho CAPD ( Can Tho Association of People with disability) has strengthened their role as lead DPO in Mekong, and disability awareness in the region has improved, both for local government officers as well as in the local communities. Several trainings for people with disability has been undertaken. In additional to support and train for District DPO, Ninh Kieu and other clubs (women with disability, deaf clubs) in Can Tho, Can Tho CAPD can manage small grant fund to raise disability awareness in other provinces in Mekong region. They trained for the deaf clubs, pwds clubs, blind associations and unofficial groups from 8 provinces of Mekong delta on group management, proposal writing. As resulted, 678 PWDs and government officers in other provinces have deep understanding the right of PWD and knowledge on reproductive health, legal policies or job orientation.
 PPI scorecard reading - CGAP