Entries by mwud8


New Kênh Cùng bridge for Xà Phiên village

We have helped build another new bridge in Xà Phiên village, Long Mỹ district, Hậu Giang province. It is called ‘Kênh Cùng’ bridge, in hamlet 2, and is approximately 5 km from the ‘Đê Ngăn Mặn’ bridge that we helped rebuild previously. The original old concrete bridge collapsed many years ago. The locals used bits […]


New Xà Phiên bridge, in Hậu Giang

We helped build a new bridge to replace an old, rickety timber bridge in Hậu Giang province. Known by the locals as ‘Cầu Đê ngăn mặn’, it is located at Hamlet 7, Xà Phiên village, Long Mỹ district, 227 km from Saigon and 65 km from Cần Thơ.     The old bridge was in […]


Letter from Vietnam Foundation President Dr Nhan Ly   2nd of May, 2018 Dear friends,                                                 Recycled Bicycles Project for 2018 Vietnam Foundation’s Recycled Bicycles Project commencing in 2012 has three aims: (i) to provide high-quality, used bicycles to poor and bright school children in Vietnam, (ii) to provide employment to local businesses and (iii) to […]

Tân Thiết Bridge

Tân Thiết hamlet is part of Tân An district in the city of Long An with a population of 812. The principal business is farming with an estimated average family income of USD500/month. Electricity and town water are yet to be fully provided.  The main forms of transport are motorbikes and canoes. There are no local schools so children […]

A Successful Fund Raising Night

Vietnam Foundation successfully organised a joint fund raising dinner with Blue Dragon Children’ Foundation on the 25th of August 2017. Blue Dragon was founded by Michael Brosowski, an Australian teacher at the time, to help Vietnamese street kids. Michael has spent the last 15 years sending thousands of street kids to school and in the last few years, […]

Current Appeal for Recycled Bicycles Project 2017

$45 will help to recycle one bicycle and bring smiles to one bright child. You can help one, two bikes, or as many bikes as you like. Our target this year is to raise $18,000 to deliver 400 recycled bicycles in central and southern Vietnam where the refurbishment will start in early June 2017 for distribution around […]

Hương Sen Kindergarten

In 2016-2017, Vietnam Foundation funded and supervised the construction of Hương Sen Kindergarten in Hòa An village, Phụng Hiệp District of Hậu Giang Province. The new kindergarten is a three-classroom building with modern toilet facilities. It was built on the site of an old two-classroom disused school. The site area was enlarged with additional lands […]

Essay Competition 2016

Recycled Bicycles has been an ongoing aid project of Vietnam Foundation, commencing in 2012 (see this page). The aim of the project is threefold: to provide high-quality, used bicycles to some poor and bright school children in Vietnam, to provide employment to local businesses, and to promote environmental sustainability in Vietnam. From 2012 to 2015, […]

Recycled Bicycles Project 2016

Our email appeal for the Recycled Bicycle project in 2016 received enthusiastic responses from many members and supporters, some of whom took the initiative to organise activities to raise funds for it. The SA Asian Golf Association (SAAGA) in Adelaide hold dinner at a local restaurant early this year and raised $1,306. The Canberra Gentlemen, […]