ACCV was established after the Vidotto family went on a family trip to Vietnam in September 2006. During their visit they spent some time at an orphanage in Hanoi. The Vidotto family were completely taken with the children of the orphanage and with the street kids and former-street kids that they met during our stay. They were also quite overwhelmed when they began comparing the quality of life given to their own children as opposed to the plight of these Vietnamese children who are just as bright, just as delightful, and just as deserving of the opportunities necessary to reach their potential! The Vidotto family returned to Australia determined to do something, and as a result the Australian Charity for the Children of Vietnam (ACCV) was born!
ACCV is now an official NGO in both Australia and Vietnam. ACCV do not receive financial support from any government or corporate sector and must be self financing. Financial support comes from fundraising and direct donations. ACCV work with an increasing number of underprivileged young people, many of whom are blind.
We strongly believe in helping them to help themselves.
100% of all funds donated go directly to ACCV projects, all administrative costs are donated by the Vidotto Group.
ACCV currently has three major programs:
- E.L.I.T.E – English Language & IT Education for blind students.
Our main objective is to give the students the opportunity to further education and future job prospects.
- Breaking the poverty cycle through education and support. We are currently supporting a number of students through high school and university.
- C.E.M.S – Christine Edith Medical Support
Partnership with Vietnam Paediatric Hospital. ACCV will provide financial aid to seriously ill children requiring surgery and medical care.
HOW TO DONATE
You can donate via Cheque and Bank Transfer but PayPal which is the easiest way to, this is done via a US organsiation, The Global Development Group USA.
Unfortunately, there is not a direct link on ACCV website but it can be done here.