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On June 8 and 9, 2022, the Center for Rural Development in Central Vietnam, University of Agriculture and Forestry, Hue University organized a training of trainer (ToT) course on “Social behavior change communication (SBCC) on child care and protection in Buon Ma Thuot City, Dak Lak province.

The objectives of the training were to provide participants with basic knowledge about behavior change communication, and to equip them with effective communication methods and skills to be able to conduct communication sessions on child rights and prevention of child labor in schools and communities.

The training course attracted 27 participants who are key officers and teachers who have been involved in communication activities to raise awareness of child rights and protection within the framework of the project in 06 communes, namely Ea Drong and Cu Bao (Buon Ho town), Ea D’rong and Ea Tul (Cu M’gar district), Ea Tan and Dlieya (Krong Nang district).  The training was facilitated by Ms. Le Thi Khanh Van – an expert on Child Protection and Mr. Do Viet Dung – an expert in Health and Nutrition from Save the Children International in Vietnam.

Participants are participating in the training class

At the training course, participants were introduced to the main components and steps in behavior change communication, communication methods and skills, how to use communication tools effectively, factors affecting communication results, and so on. The participants also hadan opportunity to practice basic communication skills, and at the same time practice developing action plans about the behavior change communication on child rights and the prevention of child labor in schools and communities.

Participants actively participate in group discussions

The training course was organized successfully and was appreciated by the participants. 100% of the participants revealed their high satisfaction with the training content and the trainer’s operating skills. The training program was commented as very attractive, creating excitement for participants during the training course. Through diverse and creative activities, the participants have improved their knowledge of child care and protection, behavior change communication methods and skills to become trainers and propagandists who will actively carry out communication activities on child rights and prevention of child labor in schools and communities.

Taking photos with the participants of the training class

This activity is within the framework of the project “Child’s rights in coffee sourcing sector” sponsored by Save the Children International in Vietnam and the Centre for Rural Development in central Vietnam in collaboration with the Department of Labor, Invalids and Social Affairs of Dak Lak province.

Nguyen Van Nam

Center for Rural Development in Central Vietnam