Spring 2012 Parent Surveys

As part of the Pediatric Nutrition Project (PNP), every year Giao Diem Humanitarian Foundation (GDHF) surveys the parents of malnourished children. These surveys provide crucial data that enables GDHF to tweak and improve the PNP each following year. This year, GDHF surveyed parents in Quang Tri, Hue, and An Giang.

Due to the increasing number of participants each year, local doctors, nurses, principals and teachers of participating preschools assist GDHF in conducting these surveys after they have been trained to interview parents and fill out surveys.

The average survey takes between 5 to 10 minutes to be filled out.

At each school, principals and teachers helped set up chairs and tables that were appropriately spaced out in order for GDHF and volunteers to conduct surveys.

Principals and teachers also helped organize queues of parents as parents waited to be called in and interviewed.

GDHF used this time to talk extensively with parents in order to get a clearer idea of why malnutrition exists amongst children in the Pediatric Nutrition Project.

Over the course of six days, GDHF interviewed parents from a total of 19 primary care schools.

With the help of volunteers and cooperation of teachers and principals, GDHF was able to survey and collect enough data that will be crucial towards improving the Pediatric Nutrition Project for the 2012–2013 school year.