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Vinacapital Foundation

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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: International

Mission: VCF/Heartbeat Vietnam is dedicated to improving the health and education of poor children accross Vietnam.

Results: Provided life-saving heart operations to over 5,500 children suffering from congenital heart defects; provided free health care to over 77,000 poor Vietnamese children in the rural areas; provided over 120 crash carts to rural hospitals; trained over 700 doctors and nurses in pediatric advanced lifesaving skills; and provided 74 university scholarships to poor but academically-talented female ethnic minority students.

Target demographics: disadvantaged children

Direct beneficiaries per year: over 35,000 children

Geographic areas served: Vietnam

Programs: 1. Heartbeat Vietnam: Heart Operations, Family Grants, Continuing Care, and mobile medical Outreach Clinics 2. Critical Response: pediatric emergency lifesaving training and crash cart donations 3. Survive to Thrive: improving the capacity for neonatal care with training and equiment donations 4. A Brighter Path: scholarships for female ethnic minority students

Community Stories

180 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been working as an intern for VCF for almost more than 2 months until now. It is so great to have a chance to work with VCF, by that I can contribute and give a hand to save the poor children with congenital heart defects. Besides, I feel like that staff members at VCF is so friendly, hospitable, and supportive, they always help me, guide me in work during my internship here. So proud to be a part of VCF for fifteen weeks! It has been an unforgettable experience I had so far.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

15-10-2018
Hello every one my name Yen! I am very happy to receive the scholarship Vu A Dinh! In July, 2018, I met my friend, the sisters in the program pave the way to the future, and the most special thing was that I was privileged to meet Miss Universe H'Hen Nie!! I was visiting Hoi An and learn new interesting things! I hope that I will learn more new things on trips in the coming years!!

1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Hello everyone!
My name is Mùi, is one of 50 lucky students to receive a scholarship Vừ A Dính . This is the second year since I received the scholarship, I feel motivated to try harder. Each year we meet only once, but we have a really fun time and have a lot of experience ^^
The scholarship is a tremendous gift of material and spirituality to me and my family, a source of motivation for me to go to school everyday.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I volunteered at VCF for a month. It was a memorable time for me.
The time flew when every day I had many interesting works to do and many experiences working with passionate people. The pleasant work environment is out of my expected. My main job was office work related to files, bios of children, official letters and so on. Do you think it is boring? No, it is interesting for me to work with that enthusiastic people. Let's take part in VCF and you will be welcome and be a member of a big family.

1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I had an internship at VinaCapital Foundation. My internship was from July 1st to 31st August, 2018. For the past two months, I realized that the time was really happy and comfortable for me. I could do my favorite job, I could work with enthusiastic colleagues, and I could learn a lot of new things in the daily work environment.

Over the past two months I have learned a lot of experience and knowledge that I believe only VCF can provide me. I feel very lucky to be part of the VCF. In the future, I will definitely be a dedicated volunteer who always support when the VCF needs me.

1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I worked as an intern at VinaCapital Foundation for 2 months. During those 2 months of my internship, I had amazing experiences with amazing people in this place. The first impression I got for VCF was that everyone was so enthusiastic, friendly and welcoming. This is actually the first time that I experienced working at an organization, and the working environment was more than expected, so I just couldn't help feeling extremely happy and grateful to be working with VCF, especially with Heartbeat Vietnam team's superiors and other interns as well.
VCF is special and amazing in what the organization has been doing. I truly hope that I can return and continue supporting and helping them in the future.

My Nguyen

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I worked as an intern/volunteer at Vina Capital Foundation for 5 weeks. In the end, I must say that this is the best summer I have had in a long time. I got to know VCF through my sister who has fund raised for them before at her school; she praised them for their good work ethics, professionalism as well as the major impact they have made by saving thousands of children in Vietnam. I testify that they do live up to the praise and my experience here was immensely educational and exciting. I felt very welcomed as a new volunteer by all VCF members; they were here to help me whenever needed all along and they taught me all the useful skills I came to learn. Contrasting to the expectation of a cold and distant corporate world, VCF feels more like a family to me as every member was so incredibly friendly, kind and dedicated to their humanitarian work. My supervisor and manager turned into mentors and the fellow volunteers turned into friends. We had the chance to visit a patient assisted by VCF from Lam Dong at Tam Duc hospital; it was very heart warming and truly showed me how much VCF's help meant to thousands of poor families all over the country who aren't able to afford life changing surgeries for their young children. After seeing a sick child being given a normal life and a stable future, I was truly inspired and humbled by VCF's work. I recommend this charity to everyone, as every person who contributes, whether a donor or volunteer or employee, will keep the organisation going and many more children can be saved. I truly hope I can continue to assist them next summer and will be supporting their good cause in the long term.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

In summer 2018, I worked as an intern at VinaCapital Foundation. As someone who is not fluent in Vietnamese, I found this charity extremely welcoming and appreciative of the fact that I was willing to help wherever. I enjoyed meeting new interns who were just as nervous as I was at the beginning and watched them morph into new, more confident and knowledgeable individuals near the end of the internship. The warmth and understanding nature of the VCF family is truly inexpressible. I would highly recommend everyone who wishes to help, to join VCF in its ventures. During my internship here, I was given the opportunity to meet with one of the families from Lam Dong who received sponsorship for heart surgery; their child looked as healthy and strong as ever and ready to face the world. The two sponsors, women with a heart of gold, reminded me of my passion for helping those in need. I will eternally be grateful to VCF for providing me with this opportunity, and I hope that I return next year and reprise my role in this beautiful non profit.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I worked as a volunteer at VCF. During my time there, i've had an amazing experience with them and get to participate in many meaningful activities.
For me, VCF is a very special organization that always doing their best in order to create a brighter future for children.

Duy L.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

As an intern for VCF, I have had a meaningful internship for my student life. During the time i interned here, i met many childrend's family that got help from VCF . They are those who have to do anything to a single buck for their life. We could say that VCF is a last chance for those children who can hardly fight for their life. I am so proud to be a part of VCF and HeartbeatVN in particular.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

We are working with VCF for 2 years for preventing infant blindness project and VCF is providing a wonderful supporting in administration, accounting and fundraising activities. Their professional working system is the reason we want to co-operate in our program's next phases.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I used to work with VCF as a volunteer and now i have the chance to study and experience my internship here. I joined VCF so that i can help make a change to the children' lives and by that, we are joining hands to fund surgeries everyday for the children who have heart defects. People at VCF are fighting a great battle, and I'm a part of it. There's nothing I could be more proud of than this.

SAVING CHILDREN LIVES EVERYDAY
ONE GOOD DEED CAN CREATE A CRIPPLE EFFECT
MAKE THE WORLD A BETTER PLACE

ntdanh

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

There was a great chance for me to work with VCF on providing online courses of IMCI to Soc Trang hospital. Hope that it will help not only doctors and nurses there but also hundred of children in Vietnam.

It would be greater if I have more chances to collaborate with VCF in later courses and other projects.

Well done and keep up the good work!
Danh, Nguyen

My N.

Donor

Rating: 5

My husband and I’ve been a donor as well as sponsor of VCF for at least 6 years and will be for the rest of our journey. They have given heart surgery for 6,000+ childern of Vietnam. We ourself contributed to save 8 hearts. We are so proud of our contributions in a great cause.

Keep up the hard work and never give up. Thank you very VCF for a well done job.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I'm volunteer of take care the deaf people who from VCF hearing mission at Danang and I'm so proud become the person can take care all of them

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Client Served

Rating: 5

We cooperate with VCF for Hearing Mission, they are so so greatful NGO what I knew and I would like to give them our thankful

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I am a doctor working in a mountainous district with many difficulties many children are seriously ill because thay are far from medical centers and people are very low so thay are often very sick to be admitted to medical facilities. to cure. Health faccilities lack emergency equipment when children are seriously ill. Mortality is still high

Donor

Rating: 5

The VC foundation help much for poor people in our rare ethnic area from training the medical knowleges and also uptodate some skills for nurses and doctors in this area to improve their abilities to solve and help much for good health in further location.
Many thanks VCF!

1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I was an intern for VCF for 3 months during the summer. During the 3 months, I managed to accomplish what I wanted from this opportunity which was to see what actually happened behind-the-scenes at NGOs, and although I mainly worked with the Heartbeat team I now have a much clearer understanding of the amount of work that goes on. Most importantly, I have seen that VCF is an organisation based on providing people with opportunity. VCF is an organisation that is truly trying to help the people of Vietnam, from providing girls living in rural areas with education and employment, children with congenital heart defects with life-saving surgery, doctors and medical students with further education and equipment, and everything in-between. The people I worked with at VCF, and especially in the Heartbeat team are true testaments to what the organisation stands for, and I will bring my experience at VCF which me wherever I go in the future.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I worked here as an intern for 2 months, and it was such a great experience that I honestly want to come back and work there someday when I finish my study.

At first it was quite boring, obviously: scanning, photocopying, sending mails, etc,.. but after awhile when the staffs feel like I can do more, they really did try finding something more interesting for me to do. This was my first internship, and I think I have asked way too many questions, but they always answer in the best way possible.

The main task for me there was writing biographies of the kids with heart defects . Yes, it was boring, it was endless, and after times you feel like you cannot progress a single word anymore. But lucky for me, I found my way to get through that. I heard many stories from other team members of when they go on Clinic Outreach, when they tried to contact a kid's family, or when they heard a simple reply "She's death." on the phone. Too many stories, some was sad, some was funny, some was weird, and some was so emotionally moving that I kept thinking of it weeks later. I think those stories are what I was there for. More than the goal of saving children, they also acts as a link to connect people to people. I tried to understand the story behind each biography I wrote, although it was exhausting, but it was worthy.

I just love this place and all them members there sooo much!!