The Blind Vietnamese Children Foundation is a non-profit organization that supports health, education, and career development programs that enhance the quality of life of visually-impaired children residing in Vietnam.
WHY YOUR HELP IS NEEDED
Vietnam is a country in South East Asia, with about 900,000 non-sighted people among the population of 88 million. Blindness or low vision in Vietnam is most often due to a deficiency of nutritious food, vitamin A deficiency, the inappropriate use of medicines, poor hygiene, limited access to eye-care services, premature birth, bombs and Agent Orange during the war, accidental injuries, among other reasons.
TOGETHER WE MAKE A BRIGHTER DAY
Over fifteen years ago, very little assistance was available to children with severe vision problems in Vietnam. Sister Nhuong, retired, Superior General of the Lovers of the Cross of Christ Sister of Thu Duc, encountered two blind orphans living on the streets outside the Sisters’ residence in 1993. Without hesitation, she took them in and set to work caring for them and teaching them basic life skills. Today BVCF has built seven homes and two centers to improve the lives of blind children in Vietnam.