Entries by mwud8

Tô Hiệu Primary School

Tô Hiệu Primary School at Đak Ngô Village, Tuy Đức District, Đak Nông Province was created out of Kim Đồng Primary School in early 2011. At the time, the newly created school had 400 students from Year 1 to Year 5 in 14 classes with 7 classrooms, of which three were built by Vietnam Foundation […]

World Festival of Vietnamese Traditional Music 2015

Vietnam Foundation was a joint organiser of the World Festival of Vietnamese Traditional Music 2015 held in Sydney from 14 to 16 August 2015. This is the third time that such a Festival was organised. The previous festivals were held in Toronto, Canada in 2011 and in Seattle, USA, in 2913. The Festival consisted of […]

Dawn of the Mountain Forest

On 26 July 2014, Vietnam Foundation members and friends attended as guests at a special concert by the Guihangtar Duo hosted by the The Vietnamese Australian Scientists and Professionals Association (VASPA) at the University of New South Wales, Kensington Campus. Guihangtar is an expression of tradition, innovation, and global interaction. Comprising guitarist Le-Tuyen Nguyen (Australia) […]

Mái Ấm Tình Thương orphanage

The Mái Ấm Tình Thương (Love Shelter) orphanage is in Lagi, Bình Thuận province. It is operated by the sisters of the Mến Thánh Giá (Lovers of the Holy Cross) church in Nha Trang. Since 2005 it has been carrying out many “pro-life” programs, which include counseling and helping unmarried pregnant mothers to avoid abortion, […]

Sounds of the Motherland

‘Sounds of the Motherland’ was the theme of a musical recital held by the Foundation on 28 June 2014. Artists performing at this delightful event were singers Lệ Mai, Quỳnh Xuân and Quốc Sỹ of the Nguồn Vui group, who were accompanied by guitarists Phạm Quang Tuấn and Hoàng Ngọc Tuấn. Nguồn Vui is a […]

Trà Thọ school

Trà Thọ high school is located in Tây Trà district, Quảng Ngãi province, about 100 km from the Quảng Ngãi town centre. Many students of the school live in isolated, mountainous villages which are tens of kilometres away from the school. The routes to school, if not walking tracks crossing secluded, steep woody hills and […]

Recycled Bicycles 2012-2013

In many remote rural parts of Vietnam, children have to walk long distances to go to schools. Their families are so poor that they cannot afford even a bicycle for the children. To help these children have easier access to schools, Vietnam Foundation funded a program whereby old or discarded bicycles were collected, recycled and […]

Hòa Thạnh Bridge

The Mekong delta is a flat, low-lying area, with a network of innumerable crisscrossing river tributaries and canals. As bridges are few and far between, many of the local residents, even with their ubiquitous motor cycles, have to travel long distances before being able to go to the other side of the river. Many still […]

Tài Tử Music and Paris 1900 World Exposition

Paris 1900 welcomed the dawn of the new century with people from all over the world coming to the Paris World Exposition to showcase their cultural heritages, achievements and aspirations. Universally presented in the Art Nouveau style, the Exposition saw the introduction of many inventions including diesel engines, talking films, sound recording and many more. […]

‘Tuổi Xanh nào cho Em’ Dinner

More than 450 guests came to give support to our gala dinner “Tuổi Xanh Nào Cho Em” held on 6 September 2013 at Liberty Palace Restaurant, Bankstown. The dinner was to raise funds for many of our aid projects in remote rural areas in Vietnam, specially the construction of a new building for the Mái […]