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Our Vietnam Director, Joy MyLien Degenhardt, was born in Cam Ranh, Vietnam in 1968. She was adopted by the Founder of Aid for Kids (USA) in 1972. Joy returned to Vietnam in 1992, saw the overwhelming needs of many of the orphanages and promised that she would volunteer in Vietnam for one year. That was 22 years ago. She has lived and worked in Vietnam since 1993. During that time, she helped to establish and organize numerous humanitarian projects. She has received numerous awards from Vietnamese government officials for her volunteer work.

Aid for Kids currently offers educational training services to disadvantaged children in Nha Trang, offers scholarships to students in poor districts such as the June 1st School, and provides support to autistic children at the Tu Xuong Center in HCMC. Other recent projects include the Motorbike Repair Program in Danang, Marble Carving and Bonzai Training. In Hoi An we also established a Traditional Boat Building Program and a Traditional Boat Museum. Future projects include developing a program to provide nutritional supplements to children and distributing eye glasses in the poorest districts of Vietnam. For a comprehensive report on Vietnam Projects in 2014, please select this link: Project Review Update

2016 Student Sponsorship (On-going)

10 scholarships, worth VND500,000 each, are awarded to most difficult students of Aid for Kids Education Center, on the occasion of Aid for Kids partnering with Cam Lam education department to improve local students’ English skills together. Aid for Kids Education Center was established because many of the children in the nearby villages are not […]

$745 Donated
24.83% Funded

Aid for Kids Camp Asia Summer Camp 2016 – 2017 (On-going)

  In the summer of 2016, Aid for Kids in partnership with Camp Asia and Wellspring International School successfully delivered a “dream of a lifetime” summer camp for 20 disadvantaged but studious students from June 1st School in one of the poorer areas of Ho Chi Minh City. This is the first time the students […]

$10 Donated
0.25% Funded

Nutrition Program – Vietnam (On-going)

Aid for Kids will reduce the number of malnourished Vietnamese children through our Nutrition Project that features the Integrated Approach: We will teach mothers how to prepare healthy meals with locally available ingredients.  We will support mothers in producing healthy foods at home. And we will distribute sachets of nutrient-packed Bibomix to add to meals […]

$6683 Donated
11.14% Funded

Bella Ha’s Solar Care 2015-2017 (On-going)

With Bella Ha’s donation, a portable solar suitcase that powers critical lighting, mobile communication devices and medical devices was installed at the Cam Binh Clinic, Binh Ba Island – a low resource area without reliable electricity. This solar suitcase will help the clinic provide timely and appropriate emergency care – reducing maternal and infant morbidity […]

$7000 Donated
350% Funded

Hearts to Hearts – Vietnam (On-going)

Please consider donating your new or gently used goods to our Hearts to Hearts program. Your gifts would make a big difference to a child in need. We would like to receive goods such as: – Bicycles – New clothes, shoes – Foods (packed are preferred), nutrient products – Learning kits (pens, pencils, rulers, notebooks, calculators,…) […]

$2060 Donated
41.2% Funded

June 1st School Scholarship – HCMC, Vietnam (On-going)

The June 1st School is the only school in Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon) District 4 that offers free elementary education from 1st – 5th grade. District 4 has a population of about 200,000. The June 1st school provides needed education to 200 disadvantaged, orphaned children and boat families, who have financial difficulties, who live […]

$1460 Donated
29.2% Funded

Education & Training programs – Khanh Hoa, Vietnam (On-going)

Summary: We offer quality education and training to appreciative disadvantaged children and youth in central Vietnam. In addition to the weekly English classes that we have been offering since 2011, and the Intensive English Course that was first launched in July 2014 in Cam Ranh (Khanh Hoa), we will offer a photography course in the Aid […]

$5180 Donated
51.8% Funded

2015 Tet Holiday Shoebox Program – HCMC, Vietnam (completed)

  Time: 06 Feb 2015   Places: June 1st School and The Center of Rehabilitation and Supports for Handicapped Children, HCMC   Local partners: June 1st School and The Center of Rehabilitation and Supports for Handicapped Children, HCMC   Volunteers: Students of Australian International School, HCMC   Achievements: Over 300 boxes of Tet (New Year) gifts […]

$10 Donated

Student Scholarship Award Program – Soc Trang, Vietnam (completed)

Place: My Tu & My Xuyen Districts, Soc Trang Province | Time: 11 Dec 2014 | Local authority partner: Soc Trang Department of Labor, Invalids & Social Affairs – Soc Trang Children’s Fund Achievements: 31 scholarships worth VND25,000,000 in total were offered. Aid for Kids would like to say thank-you to Nancy Schultz and friends and online […]

$10 Donated
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