Project Vietnam Foundation in a US-Based non-profit organization headquartered in Orange County, California. We serve both Vietnamese and Vietnamese-American communities both locally and in Vietnam. Our missions in Vietnam serves the impoverished rural areas of Vietnam with sustainable healthcare through surgical outreach programs, primary care missions with medical and dental missions, public health projects and medical training programs. For the Vietnamese-American communities in Orange County, our Bright Futures program serves to deliver support to families struggling with Mental Health issues with their youths.
Upcoming Fundraising Events
Miracle is the best word to summarize 2018 for Project Vietnam Foundation’s surgery team. We set out with a mission to bring a new smile to renew hope to impoverished children with cleft lip and palate deformities. These children struggle daily to feed, speak, and be a part of society. Project Vietnam Foundation’s surgery team, our donors, and volunteers are willing to move mountains to help these children. With each of our efforts adding like drops of water to form a tidal wave of love and cut through even the most stone hard obstacles.
On Saturday, September 29, 2018, Project Vietnam Foundation will be hosting its 23rd Annual Gala Fundraising Event at the Westminster Rose Center in Westminster, CA. Celebrating over 23 years of medical humanitarian services to the poor regions of Vietnam.
Our Missions in Vietnam Have Served
Over 2050 children have been given the gift of reconstructive surgery. With the help of local health services, PVNF is able to locate children in need of cleft lip and palate surgery. Many of these surgeries require a follow-up care of nutritional support, speech therapy and a follow-up surgery.
Over 93,000 patients through our Primary Care Missions. Every year, volunteers sign up for our Spring Medical Mission to provide Medical Care, Dental Aid, Vision Checks and Pharmaceutical Services. Our Spring Mission typically begin around February or March.
Our Dental Team have served thousands of children who have never had dental services provided to them in the rural highland regions of Vietnam. Many children who live in the rural areas have no access to dental care; resulting in tooth decay, loss of teeth and poor dental hygiene.
Hundreds of Medical Professionals have been provided with Medical Training and Education focused programs in Neo-Natalogy, Pediatrics, Cardiology, Specialized Care (i.e. Infectious Diseases, Pulmonary Care, Mental Health)
Volunteering and News Updates
Dear Friends, 23 years ago, Project Vietnam Foundation was founded to bring much needed healthcare to the underserved regions of Vietnam. Since its inception with
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Mission Stories and Updates
Volunteering in a Small Team in Quang Tri, Vietnam by Vi Lam Despite working with PVNF
On March 8, 2018, I embarked on a week-long journey with the Project Vietnam Foundation (PVNF) to help provide medical care for the impoverished people of Central Vietnam. This journey not only deepened my understanding for my cultural heritage, but it also strengthened my admiration of the resilience of the Vietnamese people.
On March 2, Myhanh and I traveled to Pleiku to pick up Siu H’Le and another child to bring with us back to Saigon. Although before our trip, we made a few stops, one at the temple for the families to say their prayers and one at an orphanage to bring gifts and treats. At the orphanage I witness one of the most awful things a child with a deformity can encounter, I’ve heard stories but when you actually experience the words and see children be halted frozen saying, “what’s wrong with your face, why are you like that, will I get that if I touch you” being that the little girl is deaf or partially deaf, these words are just words, but watching the mother be strong for the daughter was incredible.
When death comes knocking at the door and the hope of living just becomes a faint fantasy; the pain, the agony, the complications that come from heart problems carry a heavy payload that cries out “please let me die, please help me, or please just let me go.” It is a sad ordeal for a lot of us with family members who absolutely try their best to keep their loved ones alive.