Hands of Hope (Vietnam)

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Hands of Hope (Vietnam) - non-profit organization of Christian origin, providing help for disabled children and families in Vietnam.[1][2][3] Founded by the Koop family in 2000 and based in USA. The founders believe, that they are called to serve children in need wherever they live and declare their inspiration by the words of Jesus: "Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these."

The activities are concentrated on education (medical training for professionals, primary and secondary education, scholarships), health care (health check-ups and screenings, surgery and post operative care, medical equipment, orthopedics) and economic support of the needy families (job training, micro finance loans, housing). The projects are conducted in Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City, Hai Phong and Hà Tây Province.

Projects supported[edit]

  • Nguyen Dinh Chieu School in Hanoi;
  • Lien Chieu District Development Programs in Da Nang
  • Ho Chi Minh Orthopedic & Rehabilitation Center in Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon);
  • Hai Phong Orthopedic & Rehabilitation Center in Hai Phong;
  • Ha Tay Center for Orthopedic Technique & Rehabilitation in Hà Tây Province (northern Vietnam).

In 2006 the Organization gave 40,000 USD to Hai Phong city for orthopaedic surgery and rehabilitation treatment of 66 children, buy 50 wheelchairs, and donated allowances to 100 children. In the year of 2007, Hands of Hope provided free medical check-ups for more than 200 disabled children in Hưng Yên Province, 90 from which received surgery, 60 provided with wheelchairs and orthopedics. About one hundred children received monthly allowances.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Center of Orthopeadic and Rehabilitation for Disabled Children
  2. ^ “Hands of Hope” helps poor children in Hung Yen, Vietnam Women's Union, July 2007
  3. ^ Danang Peoples Committee

External links[edit]

This article is related to the List of non-governmental organizations in Vietnam.