On the morning of July 05th,
2017, DUFO came to Ho Chi Minh City to establish relations with and mobilize NGOs
Taiwan Fund for Children and Families (TFCF / Taiwan) and Viet Nam Scholarship
Foundation (VNSF / USA) for foreign non-governmental aid.
of DUFO Bui Ngoc Thanh and NGO Taiwan Fund for Children and Families
At the meetings, Ms. Bui Ngoc Thanh
talked about urgent needs of Dong Nai province and hoped for help from nonprofit
organizations (especially FNGOs). Dong Nai is one of Vietnam's most populous
provinces (ranked 5) with nearly 3 million people, of which more than 65% live
in rural and remote areas, more than 100,000 people from ethnic minorities
should be helped to increase their income and improve quality of their life. In
addition, Dong Nai has 32 industrial zones attracting hundreds of thousands of
employees from all over the country. Therefore, the provincial mechanical
population increase has led to many social problems, especially housing,
transportation, education, health care, employment and environment.
On this occasion, representative of
TFCF introduced that its main areas of operations are child protection and
community development. Its goal is to help the poor, exploited, abused and retarded
children and their families by supporting them to develop their potentiality,
which will help them learn how to take care of themselves physically and
mentally, improve their living environment, study and life skills. Currently,
TFCF has helped 1900 poor Vietnamese children.
the office of TFCF
Ms. Do Thi Dao, Program Manager in
Vietnam said that VNSF was a nonprofit organization that originated from a
small group of volunteers in the United States. VNSF was established in 2001
and awarded first 10 scholarships in Ca Mau and Ho Chi Minh City. Since then,
VNSF has awarded scholarships to over 700 poor pupils in six provinces/cities:
An Giang, Bac Lieu, Ca Mau, Dong Thap, Hau Giang and Ho Chi Minh City.
In the end of the meetings, Ms. Bui
Ngoc Thanh expressed thanks to TFCF and VNSF for arranging the meeting with DUFO
and hoped for an opportunity of cooperating with them to implement some urgent projects
in the near future.