2019 Programs

Bridging Hope provides vital support to Vietnamese initiatives that directly improve the lives of Viet Nam’s most vulnerable people, its impoverished and disabled women and children. All of these projects are in collaboration with local Vietnamese and U.S. based organizations and individual donors.

  1. DAILY BREAD PROJECT

Daily Bread Project provides all the meals for the 27 mothers of the Mai Tam in Saigon, Viet Nam who are impacted by or suffering from HIV/AIDS. Mai Tam is a network of services and shelters for women with HIV/AIDS and their children. These women are some of the poorest and most marginalized in Viet Nam. Bridging Hope partners with the Sisters of St. Joseph of Orange to directly serve these mothers, providing them daily nutrition to sustain their health in fighting such a serious disease and to restore their lives.

2. MAI TAM CHILDREN

Bridging Hope also helps to provide nutrition to the  children who are suffering from HIV/AIDS in the Mai Tam program in Saigon. This year Bridging Hope has provided a daily breakfast for some 300-plus children. Some of the children reside in one of Mai Tam shelters, but the vast majority live with foster parents either because their parents have died or because they are incapable of being the primary caretakers

3. CỒN ÉN DAYCARE

Young, pre-school children on this small island in the Mekong Delta in southern Viet Nam were usually hungry, unsupervised, and often unsafe (especially during monsoon). Recognizing the need of safety for these youngsters, the parents asked the local Catholic Church to open a daycare in order to provide a safe environment and early childcare for their children. Since 2009, Bridging Hope has collaborated with the local church providing supervision, nutrition and education for approximately 70 impoverished children.

4.  ELDER PHAN THIET

The elder homeless is a growing population in Viet Nam due to younger generations increasingly leaving their villages in search of economic opportunities. Consequently, Viet Nam’s elderly population is left vulnerable without their traditional family support network. In response to the high risks and needs of this population, Bridging Hope provides meals, healthcare and other support for 40 elderly women in the Phan Thiet community.

5. THÔNG XANH CENTER

Since 2017, Bridging Hope reached out to another program called Thông Xanh Center located in Đà Lạt.  All of the children are from the minority highlanders.  The program provides boarding school for about 35 children and teens which is to keep them in school, and daycare for about 30 pre-schoolers.  Bridging Hope provides them full nutrition and tuitions.

6. PHÚ HOÀ ORPHANAGE

This program is new this year.  Phú Hoà Orphanage serves about 30 children that being abandoned by the families.  The age range is from under a year old to high school.  Bridging Hope provides them full nutrition and tuitions.

7. St. THERESA of CALCUTTA BOARDING SCHOOL

This year, 2019, Bridging Hope also collaborates with the Dominican Sisters in GoVap to assist St. Theresa of Calcutta Boarding and E ducation for underserved ethnic minority girls.  The proposal is to board from 20-25 members, provides them housing opportunity, pursue education, and other social activities.

8. BRIDGE PROJECT

After two years of working, the bridge for the people in Tam Trang village in Quảng Bình was finally complete! The Bridge opening ceremony was on April 21, Easter Sunday. It was a joyful occasion!

 

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