About three years ago I had the wonderful opportunity of visiting one of the orphanages in Vietnam. I remember the love and joy that the kids contagiously spread all around. There was a beautiful little girl named "Nhi" who played the violin with me and at that moment I realized how much I wanted this organization to prosper. This organization was not only able to provide a place for orphans in nearly 30 countries to live, but was also able to prepare them for the future. Seeing just a few hours of volunteer work be turned into such a big impact for a child was amazing to witness. The staff and facility is great and I can't wait to see how much this organization will grow.
I visited one of the locations that Kids Without Borders serves in Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam the Go Vap Orphanage. It's an extremely well run facility filled with love. While there I had the opportunity to assist with donations through my own network and play with the beautiful children. I think that the truest testament of the culture/environment is the staff. I met someone special named Linh which was one of the orphanages "children" and has stayed with the organization as one of the "mothers" of the children and expressed that her service there is the way for her to give back to what she has received. It's truly beautiful experiencing the work and lives that KWB touches first hand. Thank you for all that you do!
Wow. Kids Without Borders is truly something special.
Our organization first had the opportunity to partner with KWB about two years ago. From the beginning, they have assisted our team with our projects, recruiting volunteers, establishing our organization's goals, spreading our name, and becoming a 501(c)3. Their team is a group of truly special people. They're the type of people who inspire our team of youth to become the best that they can be. Thank you so much to Kids Without Borders for all that they do--can't wait to continue serving together:)
As a volunteer, I am grateful to be a part of the Kids Without Borders team that supports orphans and under-served children in more than 30 countries. I am especially excited about the Teach Me To Fish that provides scholarships to support orphans in Vietnam when they leave the orphanages at the age of 18 and start life on their own. I can never be more thankful to the Founder Son Michael Pham for his dedications to the community, and for his mentorship and leadership since I came to America to study. My experience with the organization is invaluable and priceless.
I had the wonderful privilege to go with Son Michael to visit some orphanages in Vietnam. I was overwhelmed by the greeting we all received from the administrators and the children. He and KWB provide so much more than the extremely necessary material things like clothing and supplies. He gives his whole heart to those children and those children love him right back. A truly amazing organization and a truly inspiring man leading the charge!
I met the founder of this organization and I found him very enthusiastic, inspirational. He also has a big heart which moves me and makes me want to help him with his work. He and his volunteers have done a lot of work to help children with disadvantages in Vietnam, and other countries. His charity activities are well-implemented and objective. I am honored to work with him.
Every year since 2009, the Khmer Village Program has been able to provide new clothing, shoes, and/or toys to children residing in Chamkar Chek, an impoverished village in coastal Cambodia, thanks to Kids Without Borders. KWOB also facilitated a Rotary Club grant for KVP to install a deep well with hand pump in 2012.
I recently returned from Viet Nam with Kids Without Borders, 9-24-13. Son Michael Pham President of KWB was the guide extraordinaire! VIsited 6 orphanages from Hanoi, Haiphong to Ho Chin Ming City. This trip was most effective in providing direct personal contact with administrators, staff and the kids. A key highlight was witnessing direct involvement with the kids by local University students (Haiphong) and teaches and students of a private school (9Ho Chin Ming City). KWB is well connected and well known throughout Viet Nam. KWB is an outstanding example of an NGO.
I will be returning in '14. 5 stars + is my rating. A transformative experience for me.
I participated in a humanitour to Vietnam with Kids Without Borders. We visited both Peace Villages and orphanages in the north and the south of Vietnam. In he north, we visited an orphanage in Ba Vi, North of Hanoi and an orphanage in Hai Phong, south of Hanoi on the coast. In addition we visited the Thanh Xuan Peace Village in Hanoi. At all the visits we were accompanied by volunteer students from Universities in the Hanoi. In the south we visited an orphanage and a Peace Village in Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon). My over whelming feeling, in addition to seeing how many kids need help as a result of Agent orange, was just how many lives are being positively affected by an organization of all volunteers. It's just hard to fathom. My personal experience of holding kids and talking to kids as well as delivering medical and dental supplies has made a simple trip turn into a positive life changing experienced or me.
Kids Without Borders has helped,and is helping thousands of Kids and with future commitments will continue to do so. Kids who have the deck stacked against them in a culture where family is important have been and continue to be given a helping hand to have a better life. Kids with medical problems have been given a new lease on life because of Kids Without Borders so I will continue to volunteer and donate to this wonderful organization.
Kids Without Borders builds bridges for greater understanding. On my trip to Vietnam through KWB, I found new friends in organizations that make a difference in the lives of children--children who are without parents or may be disabled from the effects of Agent Orange, or who are highly talented and need help to take the necessary steps towards opportunities. Vietnam is a country I once feared; KWB was able to break down such perceptions through its person-to-person connections.