VA VA – Victims of Agent Orange in Cu Chi

Country : Vietnam
Type : Health & Sanitation, Community Development

Cu Chi Association of Victims of Agent Orange/Dioxin – VA VA Cu Chi, founded and supervised by Ho Chi Minh City People’s Committee since 2009 is 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?

VA VA 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.

Programs run by the Va Va Cu Chi include: Health check-up, orthopedic surgery, artificial legs and hands, provision of wheelchairs, physical therapy equipment, heart and eye operation, capital aid fund, monthly support, scholarships. So far, Va Va 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?

  • 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 to provide insurance for 30 beneficiaries, allowance for 2 physiotherapists and equipment for a new physiotherapy room in a medical center of Cu Chi District.

 

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