Friends For Street Children (FFSC) is based in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, and operates through several centers located in different parts of the city.
It offers basic education to the children in the city so they can earn a living. Handcraft skills are taught to avoid poverty. Many of the children are not able to go to school because they do not have birth certificates to enroll or are too old for the classes for which they are academically qualified. Their families do not have residence permits or enough income to pay for the schooling of their children.