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.
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!!
I am grateful to Vinacapital Foundation (VCF) for being a volunteer of Scar of life 7. I have had previous experiences, as well as I, had a chance to make new friends in here.
I am very happy to work here
Everyone here is very enthusiastic with me and giving me new lessons, experiences
Thank you all for helping me finish my job and always be enthusiastic. I am extremely happy to have new friends
I am very happy and happy to be working at the VCF
This is a good environment for learning and experiencing. I am impressed by the way people support each other, and the extremely active and enthusiastic
Thanks to VCF for giving me memories and learning to do here
On behalf of the girls who had received the scholarship from VCF, I would like to thank VCF for supporting, changing our lives. We can not be us like today without your help. More than an organization, VCF is our home.
3-month internship at VCF was a valuable experience as I got to meet incredible people and learn many new things. Many thanks to all VCF staff, who have built a cozy family-like working environment, with respect, common goals and communication, as well as supported me like a family member during my time here.
I became connected to the VinaCapital Foundation (VCF) via my public health graduate program. While my internship was only three weeks, I learned so much from VCF's team of dedicated, compassionate staff and volunteers. I hope to continue my relationship with VCF after I return to the U.S.! Thank you!
In my 3 months as an intern at VCF , I had a chance to be one of the first representative of Heartbeat Vietnam in Hanoi. My job was to support Gamuda team in Run For The Heart 2016 event. I've met, worked and became good friends with the nicest people that I can ever imagine. It was the most wonderful time in my life. Thank you VCF, I'm grateful from the bottom of my heart.
This organization helps a lot of children with heart disease to be healthy and happy again, really amzaming that they have save 5000 children!!!
This is a good program, it helps many people and support them have better life.
I have been a volunteer for a long time. VCF is a great NGO. It saved a lot of childrens from congenital heart disease. In the other hand, VCF also provided oppotunities for growth through health and education projects.
When i was a high school student i got a scolarship name "A Brighter Path". It created by VCF and Vu A Dinh. It helped me a lot. Now i become a volunteer of VCF. I write Bio of the childrens who was born with a heart defects. VCF saved many childrens and created some program to help childrens like as Run for the heart, Art for the heart, A Brighter Path, etc...
I am doctor who was trained by PALS which supported from Vinacapital foundation. I am very enjoy the course
I was volunteer in Vinacapital Foundation. It is a great NGO where I have worked
The Vinacapital Foundation provides much valuable to the training courses. Learning from medical specialists is very excited and it provides me with significant insights into my own jobs.
Thank you Vinacapital Foundation.
Deeply thanks to the VinaCapital Foundation. The sessions we learned from your training program are very useful and practical. I do hope that your organization will hold more training programs; sharing and update health information to doctors and nurses in Vietnam...
I have been a volunteer for several months of my summer. In my opinion, Heartbeat Vietnam has done a great job of making impacts on undeserved families that have their child/children with congenital heart defects. When I translated the profiles, the stories, and visited the patients at the hospital, I was touched by the family's situation, the emotions that they had been through, and how they overcome to seek help and support. Heartbeat Vietnam has offered more than just a financial relieve: the organization offered to change their identity, their meaning of life, and their stories.
Over these months, I had learned so much. I had learned about the situation of health care in Vietnam in general, I had learned about many different heart defects and how it affected a person's body. I had learned how to communicate, how to talk with a diverse group of people (the Heartbeat staff, the patients' families,...). It was a fantastic experience.
I have been a volunteer for 8 months at Vinacapital Foundation. I did think that I would be useless until I graduate (two years later). But nope, since I have worked here, I feel that I am doing the best job in this world, called helping and saving children's life. Everything we do there, everything we try now, it comes from the bottom of our hearts, with the hope that "there will not any children who will die with the congenital heart defect". So happy with what I am doing here. Thanks VCF for giving me the opportunity to do this job.