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About ChildFund Vietnam

About Childfund Vietnam

our vision

A global community, free from poverty, where children are protected and have the opportunity to reach their full potential.

our history
our expertise
Our People

We want every child to be able to say

I
am safe
am educated
contribute
have a future

ChildFund Vietnam is the representative office of ChildFund Australia – an independent international development organisation that works to reduce poverty for children in developing communities.

ChildFund Australia is a member of the ChildFund Alliance – a global network of 11 organisations which assists almost 16 million children and their families in over 60 countries. ChildFund Australia is a registered charity, a member of the Australian Council for International Development, and fully accredited by the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade which manages the Australian Government’s overseas aid program.

ChildFund began working in Vietnam in 1995 and works in partnership to create community and systems change which enables vulnerable children and young people, in all their diversity, to assert and realise their rights.

Projects are implemented in the northern provinces of Bac Kan, Cao Bang and Hoa Binh, where the majority of people are from ethnic minority groups; often the most vulnerable or marginalised sections of the population.

ChildFund Vietnam’s projects focus on child rights and child protection, education, health, and wellbeing for children. ChildFund Vietnam also prioritises building the resilience of young people, by giving them the opportunity to take part in sports, life skills learning, and supporting their participation in local decision-making processes.

For further information about the organization please see the below information:

ChildFund Vietnam Annual Report 2018 - 2019

ChildFund Vietnam Annual Report 2017 - 2018

ChildFund Vietnam Policies

As a Country Office of ChildFund Australia, ChildFund Vietnam also upholds ranges of policies
issued by the organisation. Some of the references are as below:

Whistleblowing Policy and Procedure
Whistleblowing policy and procedure
Complaints Policy and Procedure
Complaints Policy and Procedure

OUR VISION

A world without poverty where all children and young people can say: “I am safe. I am educated. I contribute. I have a future.”

Our History

In 1938, Dr Clarke had a vision: to provide life-saving support to families in China recovering from war. Today, ChildFund is represented in over 60 countries, helping the world’s most vulnerable children. 

Over our long history, ChildFund is immensely proud to work in partnership with families and local communities across the globe to ensure that thousands of children can survive and thrive.

If you would like to make a difference to a child in a developing community, there are many ways you can help ChildFund to carry on Dr. Clarke’s vision.

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After beginning work in China in 1938, ChildFund is now one of the world’s oldest child-focused development organisations. ChildFund (or China’s Children Fund as it was known then) was started by an American humanitarian, Dr J Calvitt Clarke, following the second Sino-Japanese War in 1937. Amidst reports of widespread devastation and the displacement of millions of families, Dr Clarke decided to take action to support the relief effort. From his home in Virginia, USA and with the support of wife Helen, Dr Clarke launched a nationwide appeal for funds for displaced children in China. In the midst of the Depression, and using his own money for stationery and postage, Dr Clarke found enough willing supporters to enable him to establish China’s Children Fund (CCF) in 1938, sending the organisation’s first contribution of US$2,000 to support local initiatives in China. Dr Clarke continued to write and appeal for assistance and, by the end of 1939, CCF had sent a total of US$13,000 to support the KuKong orphanage and a school in China. Eight decades later and CCF has transformed into the ChildFund Alliance, a global network of child-focused development organisations assisting children and families in over 60 countries.

1995

CCF Australia begins its work in Vietnam, working with ethnic minority communities in remote areas in the north of the country.

1997

CCF Australia begins child sponsorship model and community development programs in Ky Son and Cao Phong districts (formerly Ky Son district), Hoa Binh province.

1999

The organisation is granted Project Office status through the Vietnam People’s Aid Coordinating Committee (PACCOM), and begins its work in Bach Thong district, Bac Kan province.

2005

CCF Australia Project Office in Vietnam is promoted to the Representative Office of ChildFund.

2006

CCF Australia Representative Office in Vietnam officially changes its name to ChildFund Australia Representative Office in Vietnam (ChildFund in Vietnam).

2007

ChildFund in Vietnam expands its work to Na Ri district, Bac Kan province.

2009

ChildFund Vietnam starts implementing its programs in Quang Hoa (formerly Quang Uyen) and Trung Khanh (formerly Tra Linh) districts, Cao Bang province.

2010

ChildFund expands its work to Kim Boi district, Hoa Binh province.

2015

ChildFund completes its community development programs in Hop Thanh, Dan Ha and Tan Phong communes of Hoa Binh province, Con Minh, Tu Tri, Nguyen Phuc and Vi Huong of Bac Kan province and starts its work in Tan Lac district, Hoa Binh province.

2016

ChildFund completes its community development programs in Xuan Phong and Nam Phong communes of Hoa Binh province and starts its work in Ngan Son district, Bac Kan province.

2018

ChildFund Vietnam expands its support to community in Thach An district in Cao Bang province.


1938

China Children’s Fund (CCF) is established to help children devastated by the Sino-Japanese war. Donations are used to support a school and the KuKong Orphanage.

1941

CCF implements a child sponsorship program, which enables sponsors to donate funds to support and individual child

1946

CCF’s work grows to include the Philippines, Burma, Korea, Japan, Malaysia, Indonesia and India. After World War II, CCF expands its work to Europe, focusing on providing educations, food and shelter for children, particularly those children displaced and orphaned by war.

1951

To recognise the global nature of the organisation, the CCF acronym is changed to represent Christian Children’s Fund. Work commences in Lebanon, Syria, Palestine and South Korea.

1960

A change in philosophy begins, with CCF focusing on providing assistance to children through family support, replacing assistance for children in orphanages as the main program approach. Work expands to Taiwan and Brazil. CCF Canada is established.

1967

CCF makes another shift in its work to ensure that local programs are led by local
leaders, whenever possible.

1973

CCF ends its work in Europe and the Middle-East to concentrate on programs in Africa, starting in Kenya. New CCF members are established in Denmark, Germany
and elsewhere.

1985

CCF Australia is established by a group of eminent Australians including Dr Adrian Johnson, Sir Roden Cutler VC, Bob Stevenson and Bill Joris. It focuses on raising sponsorship funds to support the programs delivered by CFF around the world.

1990s

CCF begins to play a greater role in delivering humanitarian support during disasters, including food, rater and emergency shelter and the establishment
of Child Centered-Spaces which provide a safe place for displaced children.

Our Expertise

ChildFund is one of the oldest and most experienced child focused international development organisations.

Our People

Nguyen Thi Bich Lien
Nguyen Thi Bich Lien
Country Director
Tran Khanh Ngoc
Tran Khanh Ngoc
Head of Public Affairs
Lia Burns
Lia Burns
Head of Program
Trieu Duc Hoat
Trieu Duc Hoat
Cao Bang Provincial Manager
Hoang Thuy Hong
Hoang Thuy Hong
Head of HR & SS
Nguyen Sang
Nguyen Sang
Hoa Binh Provincial Manager
Nguyen Thi Thu Hoai
Nguyen Thi Thu Hoai
Head of Finance
Hoang Hai Hoa
Hoang Hai Hoa
Bac Kan Provincial Manager
Le Ngoc Bao
Le Ngoc Bao
Child Protection Specialist
Bui Duy Thanh
Bui Duy Thanh
Online Safety Regional Specialist
Mai Thi Thuy Hao
Mai Thi Thuy Hao
Health Specialist
Nguyen Thi Kieu Trang
Nguyen Thi Kieu Trang
Communications Specialist
Ton Thi Tam
Ton Thi Tam
Education Specialist
Pham Thi Thanh Van
Pham Thi Thanh Van
Civil Society Specialist

Our Expenditure

Where Your Money Goes

79 cents

in every dollar goes directly to helping children in proverty

16 million

children and families supported across more than 60 countries