Support Victims of Agent Orange in Cu Chi

Country : Vietnam
Type : Health & Sanitation, Community Development

Cu Chi Association of Victims of Agent Orange/Dioxin – VAVA Cu Chi, founded and supervised by Ho Chi Minh City People’s Committee since 2009 as a local non-profit organization working to strive for an equal community where disabled people are given a chance to re-integrate their community.

 What do they do?

The VAVA Cu Chi is running programs to support 800 victims of agent orange overcoming the hardships of their health conditions, and integrating their community. These programs create opportunities for children to get full access to education, health care and entertainment. It helps parents to get involved accompanying their children, and to generate income for sustainable living. Watch the presentation trail done by EXO Viet Nam https://youtu.be/CODoN0_8BIE.

Some annual programs run by the VaVa Cu Chi include: Health check-up, orthopedic surgery, artificial legs and hands, provision of wheelchairs, physical therapy equipments, heart and eye operation, capital aid fund, monthly support, scholarships. So far, the VaVa Cu Chi:

  • Supported surgeries operation for 30 disabled and got-dioxin children
  • Sponsored 45 wheelchairs
  • Trained 150 mothers on communication skills how to deal with impaired children.
  • Trained 21 collaborators including officers and parents

“Recover Program at Community”

  • Organized 2 events per year to celebrate International Children Day and Mid-Autumn Festival for children in order to integrate them better within the community.

 

How can you help?

 The VAVA Cu Chi is calling for support from philanthropist (individuals and organizations). It aims to sustainably serve and empower beneficiaries through long-term impact oriented programs.

 Your donation directly benefits their needs:

We guarantee that this project will receive 100% of all donations made via EXO Foundation, as we cover all money transfer expenses. If you decide to give directly to the organization, we ask that you please inform us so we can acknowledge your generosity on our Facebook page and in our annual report, and measure the effectiveness of our work to promote support to valuable projects in the region. 

  • 12$: One package of monthly financial aid for a child to buy necessities: milk, medicines,
  • 25$: One-year health insurance
  • 50$: One-month allowance for the physical therapist
  • 2250$: Full equipment for one physical therapy room
  • 700$: Capital aid fund generating income for one household

 

EXO Support

The selection of this project was done by EXO Viet Nam and more particularly by the company’s Trade Union involving staff.

We donated $4.000 ($2.250 from EXO Foundation & $1.750 from EXO SGN) to provide insurance for 30 beneficiaries, allowance for 2 physiotherapists and equipments for a new physiotherapy room in a medical center of Cu Chi District.

 

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