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Project: Journey of our youth (JOY)

Client: Lang Tre Em SOS Viet Nam

Period: July 2020-December 2020

Service offered: Story-telling photography – capturing the life journeys of the 20 care leavers (people who grew up in orphanages) through photography. The storytelling consisted of 2 components, a) photographs from different stages of their lives, from childhood up to now, and b) photographs of their current living, including different aspects, spaces, works and relationships in their lives.

Project locations

Hanoi, Viet Tri, Hai Phong Thanh Hoa, Vinh.

Final outputs

Coffee-table photo albums

The family bond stays even after they leave the village

Dreaming the better future

Kissing the new family member

Focusing on dream

We walk together

Standing by always

Do it this way

Family break

Passing on the knowledge

Brushing mum’s hair

Team walk

Leaping into future

Family selfy



EthnoconnectVN has partnered with SOS International through Lang Tre Em SOS Viet Nam in an advocacy and promotion project for the effectiveness of Child Care Institutions (CHIs) in Vietnam. The project was aimed to produce an evidence as an advocacy tool for the ongoing needs for CHIS when the model is constantly challenged within the current care reform debates, where all forms of residential childcare are categorically dismissed as ‘unsuitable’ for children without parental care. Through the days of ‘shadowing’ and documentation of each of 20 care leavers lives who have become a productive member of communities and successful role models for the children without parental care, the project effectively built a case for the communication with the public and stakeholders that with an appropriate level of community and government support, CHIs can still provide a much needed service.

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