In the morning of 13rd August 2019, the final workshop of Livelihood Support for Disadvantaged Groups (LSDG) project (phase 2) was successfully organized at Tinh Gia district Conference Centre. The workshop aimed at sharing the results of the project among relevant stakeholders from village to district and provincial levels with representative from Thanh Hoa Provincial Fatherland Front, Thanh Hoa Association of the Elderly, Thanh Hoa Provincial Women Union, Tinh Gia District People’s Committee, Tinh Gia Association of the Elderly, People’s Committee and Association of the Elderly from 4 project communes of Mai Lam, Tinh Hai, Hai Yen and Nguyen Binh, ISHC’s management boards, media agencies (TTV, TGTV…),… and NSRP Social and Community Section.
Within NSRP Strategic Social Investment program, LSDG2 project was implemented from Mar 2018 to August 2019 with aims to provide further technical supports for 25 intergeneration self-help clubs (ISHCs) in 4 project communes (Mai Lam, Tinh Hai, Hai Yen and Nguyen Binh) to ensure their self-sustaining upon project’s completion.
After 17 months of implementation, the project has gained remarkable results. 100% management boards of 25 ISHCs have confidence in running their clubs after the project end and 99,6% of 1,433 club members are satisfied with club activities, including healthcare, income generating, rights and entitlement,… Moreover, 25 ISHCs have established 43 performance teams with 385 members and 88 sport teams (25 walking teams, 25 volleyball teams, 9 badminton teams, 4 bike teams) which strengthen cultural and sport activities in the communities. Besides that, 95% club members have acquired medical insurance (15% higher than the project start ratio) which help club member’s livelihood better guaranteed.
Mr. Nguyen Van Tong – Vice Chairman of Thanh Hoa Provincial Fatherland Front Committee and Mr. Le The Ky – Vice Chairman of Tinh Gia District People’s Committee made their speeches at the workshop. Both appreciated that LSDG2 project has contributed much to strengthening social cohesion and improving living standard of the elderly and other disadvantaged groups in the community.
The final workshop also witnessed the signing ceremony to transfer 25 ISHCs from the project to relevant Association of the Elderly and government authorities for a sustainable project exit. It is believed that the ISHCs will operate sustainably after project end and continue to bring benefits to local communities.