Escape the floor - Narrow The Gap Community Program
1. Organization introduction
- Name: Vietnam Association of Young Families With Brain Injury
- Established year: 2018
- Address: Room 1701, T2A Building, Apartment Euroland, Mo Lao Urban, Ha Dong, Hanoi
- Representative: Dinh Thi Lan Anh
- Title: Founder and Director 

2. Project proposal:
- Location: 10 provinces and cities nationwide: (Hanoi, Nam Dinh, Ninh Binh, Ha Tinh, Nghe An, HCM, Binh Duong, Dong Nai, Tien Giang, Long An)
Funding from the Shortening the distance will be used for the project in the provinces of: Ho Chi Minh City, Binh Duong, Dong Nai, Tien Giang, Long An, scheduled to start from October 1, 2019 to December 1, 2020. 
- To achieve SDGs:
+ Goal 10: Reducing Inequality 
Project Beneficiaries:
- Direct beneficiaries: more than 150 children with cerebral palsy are Association members in 10 provinces implementing the project, corresponding to 300 young parents.
Indirect beneficiaries:
- Indirect beneficiaries: all of 1000 children with cerebral palsy and 2000 parents who are members of the association in the provinces will receive mental health support
- The model can be replicated to about 6000 children & 12,000 young parents with cerebral palsy in 10 provinces and cities implementing the program and other provinces nationwide.
- Local government & state physiotherapy facilities are less burdened when parents participate and improve children's advocacy.
- Parents who have a better chance to take care of their children will have the ability and health to work better, create material wealth, and be a better contributor to society.

Challenges in the beneficiary community:
Children with brain damage often have difficulty in movement. Their inability to perform activities of daily living may force them to end up lying still on the bed.

Project activities:
- Provide exercise tools for more than 150 children with cerebral palsy
- Organize health check-ups, physical activity guidelines for supporting children in improving their quality of life and raising awareness among parents of taking care of their child in Ho Chi Minh City, Binh Duong, Dong Nai, Tien Giang and Long An province.
Long-term goal:
- The results of the project become a strong motivation for all members of the Vietnam Association of Young Families with Brain Damage (more than 1000 people) with the spirit of not giving up, always actively practicing for their children.
- Children have improved quality of life and / or improved mobility by changing parents' perception in exercise and child care.
- Parents participating in the project can change the perceptions of other cerebral palsy parents in the community and help them practice actively for their children.

Short-term goal:
- Organize 6 seminars & parent guidance to change the perception of 100 parents in exercising & taking care of children with cerebral palsy.
- 50 exercise tools are used by parents for daily exercise and can be transferred to a total of 60 children in 1 year.
- 100% of participating children improved their quality of life & had time off the floor every day.

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