In fact, the lives of people in Sapa are still difficult. However, children also need to have a healthy life, a chance to go to school; and Sapa also needs to be a more developed and civilized tourist destination. The child protection agencies in Sapa district need to take actions to stop the problem as soon as possible.
Besides, despite sympathizing these kids, tourists should sympathize properly to help protect the children’s rights. It means that not buying goods and not giving money to children are to protect these kids out of child labor situation and go back to their childhood and their education environment. Not buying goods, not giving money to them is contributing to pulling them out of the vicious cycle of backward poverty. That is a good solution for the sustainable development of the community in Sapa.
Being a tour operator, Vietnam Scenery understands deeply child rights violation issue in Sapa. The issue is not only in Sapa but also in almost mountainous areas. Children are the world’s future, so protecting children means that we are protecting our own future. Although some people said that the appearance of pretty ethnic kids with colorful clothes partly contributes on attracting tourists to Sapa, Vietnam Scenery we totally disagree the idea because children needs protecting to healthily grow up and develop.
Let’s act to have a better world before it’s too late.