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Monday, 16 October 2017 09:49

Loreto Turns Twenty

The well-known and much loved international NGO Loreto Vietnam, is preparing for their 20th anniversary celebrations.

Published in Just In
Thursday, 10 August 2017 14:48

Newborns Vietnam

Reducing infant mortality in Vietnam.

Published in Briefings
Wednesday, 14 June 2017 17:45

Little Rose Warm Shelter

A shelter in Ho Chi Minh City that provides refuge for victims of sexual abuse.

Published in Briefings
Sunday, 05 March 2017 16:58

Raising Money the Hard Way

Gearing up for the fund-raising ride from Hanoi to HCMC

Published in Briefings
Thursday, 06 October 2016 07:34

Charity Trip to Kon Tum

A team comprising 26 doctors, 19 nurses and 61 support staff representing Family Medical Practice partnered with the Embassy of Israel to visit Vietnam’s central highland province of Kon Tum in September.

Published in Breaking
Monday, 04 July 2016 05:07

School on the Boat

Photo by Jesse Meadows

Bringing education to those most in need

Published in Briefings
Friday, 17 June 2016 03:39

Meaning What You Say

We’ve looked at ill-defined terminology before. The non-profit sector not only loves its jargon (MEAL policy, anyone?) but what about those popular — and hazy — words that sound like they really nail something on the head, but upon closer inspection collapse under the weight of their lofty ambitions. ‘Building capacity’ or ‘sustainability’ or ‘delivering impact’ (ack!) are all suspect terms and rightfully so. They’re overused and defined so broadly as to become meaningless. I’ll offer up ‘empowerment’ to demonstrate what I mean.

Published in A World Of Good
Tuesday, 29 March 2016 09:47

Saigon Cyclo Challenge

 

This year’s Saigon Cyclo Challenge organised by Saigon Children’s Charity at Celadon City (Tan Phu) attracted around 2,000 attendees and raised almost US$25,000 to support Saigon Children’s Charity in its mission of ‘Eliminating Poverty through Education’. Working towards its 25th Anniversary next year (1992 to 2017), SCC is aiming to provide 2,500 scholarships and build 16 schools during 2016.

Published in Breaking
Monday, 04 January 2016 07:49

Charity of The Month: ACCV

An Australian charity helping people help themselves

Published in Briefings
Monday, 21 December 2015 07:20

Just. (Consciously.) Do. It.

Researchers in several different experiments have hooked up the brains of people while donating to their favourite charity and — whammo! — did the scientists have their socks knocked off. The test subjects’ brains lit up, mimicking the same physiological reaction as using cocaine or nicotine. I always thought doing charity was a trip, but it turns out, for some it’s addictive. Those warm fuzzies (the feel-good factor) are very real.

Published in A World Of Good
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