Monday, August 20, 2007

Children's Hope - Vietnam Receives Honor for Development Aid Work

For the fifth year in a row, Children’s Hope International in Vietnam was honored by the Ho Chi Minh City People's Committee for instrumental development work as an international non-governmental organization (INGO).

The merit certificates were presented by the city's Union of Friendship Organizations on August 9 to seven development aid representatives of INGOs and one individual, highlighting research on HIV prevention and awareness.

“It is a very high honor that few adoption agencies receive,” says Children’s Hope International’s representative in country, Thuy Nguyen.

Le Hung Quoc, chairman of the Union, thanked the organizations for their contribution to the city’s social development.

Quoc says the city's foreign non-governmental aid has reached more than 7.7 million over the first half of the year, marking a 12 percent increase compared to the same time last year. Children’s Hope development aid to Vietnam has doubled during this same time period.

Children’s Hope has been a supporter of the HIV Center within Ho Chi Minh City since 2002. The center now cares for 80 children, all HIV positive at birth. When first built, Children’s Hope purchased new beds for all infant and toddler rooms and has continuously supported the orphanage with funding for HIV medication and holiday celebrations. Thirty-five children have been sponsored in Vietnam through Children’s Hope first year of orphan sponsorship.

Discover more about Children's Hope projects in Vietnam by visiting our development aid web site at (Click on the Projects tab and select Vietnam in the country search.)


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