Volunteer in Vietnam: Hold the Future

Article was prepared by Anja Merret, an organizer for Hold the Future organization. Hold the Future is a Hanoi, Vietnam based charitable organisation that offers vocational training and handicraft production to young people with disabilities. The Centre accepts young disabled people between the ages of 18 and 30 irrespective of their disability. Hold the Future aims […]

Partnership for Progress – Education Reform That Makes Sense

Yesterday’s post on the growing number of Vietnamese students enrolled in American universities was both promising and inspiring.  This is the right direction for Vietnam as it tries to modernize its economy and infrastructure.  The burning question here is whether these figures correlate with the student’s level of preparedness for the global market.  It may […]

The Remedy for Failing Education System: Passion and Commitment

This following contains exerpts from Lam Vien’s article on ThanhNienNews.com. Please go here for the original article. I often wonder why our education system in the US trails so far behind many other countries even though we are the most affluent nation in the world.  President Barack Obama recently started a fire storm when he […]

Officials Jailed in an Adoption Scam

Sixteen health and charity officials in northern Nam Dinh province were tried for getting involved in an adoption scam. Six of them were sentenced to jail terms of two to five and a half years; the other ten were were on suspended sentences of fifteen to eighteen months. These officials were accused of receiving babies […]

US, Vietnam face Agent Orange legacy

“We have globally, collectively, agreed that this stuff is bad,” Koos Neefies an adviser on dioxin to the United Nations in Hanoi. The legacy of Agent Orange has been a deep scar on the Vietnamese people. Agent Orange and other herbicides were widely used during the Vietnam War as part of the U.S.’s defoliant program […]

The Hunger Site Feeds the Hungry in One Click

We are always looking out for new and creative methods of raising awareness and funding for great causes.  The Hunger Site (www.thehungersite.com) takes a creative approach to fund raising by using 100% of advertising revenue to pay for food for the hungry.  How much food? One click will bring a hungry person 1.1 cup of […]