Cost & Benefit of Chilean Rescue & What to Learn from Chilean President

During this past week, everyone around the world was talking about the suspense of the 33 Chilean miners rescue. I was also sucked into the news storm and took some effort to find out what happened. Basically, a mine shaft in San Jose, Chile collapsed and caused the rocks to block the exit route. There […]

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 […]

Current Strategies to Address Agent Orange

Aug. 10 is marked Agent Orange Day to show support for those affected by the dioxin in Vietnam. Post this Agent Orange Day Badge to your Facebook profile to show support for victims of agent orange. Invite friends to do the same here: http://www.facebook.comMakeAgentOrangeHistory?v=app_139564296078062For further discussions on this topic, log on to understand more […]

Agent Orange: Old Problem, New Perspective

While searching for a topic about Vietnam,  I ran across some articles about the Agent Orange problem in Vietnam and decided to write about it from a mathematical standpoint. For those who are not experts on the matter, here is brief  description from Wikipedia: “Agent Orange is the code name for a herbicide and defoliant—contaminated […]

LIN is Raising $4000 to Help Nonprofits in Vietnam

LIN is currently competing in GlobalGiving’s Global Open Challenge. If they are able to raise at least $4,000 from 50 individual donors by April 26, they will be awarded an ongoing spot for their projects on and have a chance to earn up to $6,000 in prize money.

100+ Bridges Connecting The Hearts

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 […]

Volunteer in Vietnam: Vietnam Medical Assistance Program (VNMAP)

1.07.09 – by Guest Bloggers: MinhVan T. Tran, past participant of VNMAP medical assistance program, and Huan Tran, VNMAP’s PR personnel This year (2009), The Vietnam Medical Assistance Program (VNMAP) selected Lam Dong, a province in the Western Highland, as its site for examining and treating patients. Each day our team worked in a different […]

Volunteer in Vietnam: Medical, Educational Missions and Outreach (M.E.M.O.)

11.30.09 –by Guest Blogger: Steven V. Pham, a 2nd year biochemistry major and premed at UCLA, is the President/Founder of the MEMO UCLA branch, part of a larger MEMO group. I was born in America and had never visited the home of my parents. To the Vietnamese community, I was “Viet Kieu,” a Vietnamese expatriate, […]