This is an introductory post to the 2011 VIET Fellows program. In the future, we will highlight stories of the fellows, their work for NGOs in Vietnam, and how this is bridging Vietnamese communities across continents.
Selfless volunteers came together to help locate a missing stranger, and from there rose the birth of possibly the first Asian American search and rescue group.
By Jeffrey Vuong, a Little Saigon native and recent graduate from Duke University with a BA in English. Jeff is currently a first year student at UCLA Law School, where he hopes to become involved in the debate between technology and the law. As I embark on my service week, I feel: scared, anxious, apprehensive, and […]
Viet Nam Medical Assistance Program is once again recruiting for its summer health missions. Check out what the program is about, how it has impacted the Vietnamese community, and how it has influenced aspiring medical professionals. UPDATE: The application deadline has been pushed back to January 15, 2011.
Steven Pham, a biochemistry and pre-med student at UCLA, reflects on his experiences with M.E.M.O, an organization that does medical outreach in Vietnam.
Project Vietnam Foundation (PVNF) is a non-profit organization based in California and founded by Dr. Quynh Kieu. PVNF’s mission is to provide health services and improve current health standards in Vietnam.
The necessity of a Medical Vietnamese Class to teach second generation Vietnamese youths is more prominent than ever. As the 1.5 and 2nd generation grow up in America, the Vietnamese language is slowly being diluted. However, the number of immigrants coming from Vietnam is still rising. Additionally, as the older generation age, they require physicians […]
About a month ago, I volunteered at Boston’s biggest annual Vietnamese event: the Tet Festival! For those who are unfamiliar with Tet, VTP has featured a wide array of articles including what to do (and what not to do) on Tet. Tet in Boston brought together the community for cultural entertainment and performances from local […]
This article was written by Guest Blogger Dana R.H. Doan of the LIN Center for Community Development (LIN). LIN is a new resource for local not-for-profit groups, individuals and corporate philanthropists based in and around Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. This article marks the first of a series of publications from LIN on Vietnam Talking […]
More than 100 bridges have been built by a group of Viet Kieu (Vietnamese people living oversea) to serve the poor people living in rural areas of Vietnam. Since 2004, this group has been consistently planning and funding the building of bridges for many villages and regions. While many of us are working to our […]