Saigon Children's Charity was founded in 1992 for a specific purpose: to help disadvantaged Vietnamese children to get an education and a fairer start in life. Today, we continue to focus on the same needs.
Our programs aim to help the most disadvantaged children of Vietnam to escape from poverty through education and training. Our area of operation is in the south of Vietnam, around Ho Chi Minh City, extending to the Cambodian border and down into the Mekong Delta.
Our key activities include:
Building Schools & Learning Environments: building public schools (mainly kindergartens) and improving existing ones.
Development and Integration Program: providing training in English, computer skills, art, photography, and hairdressing, as well as hospitality training.
Child Development Program: giving scholarships to disadvantaged children, including a monthly rice allowance, textbooks, notebooks, pens and school uniform, plus access to a range of individualized help and advice.
We offer four types of annual scholarships:
Working with other Organizations: helping small local front-line organizations working with children with a disability by providing small grants, equipment, advice and training.