VietNamNet Bridge - Billionaire Bill Gates is in the process of founding a large-scale charity project in Vietnam, according to some reliable sources. On his personal page, a well-known journalist said that Bill Gates has started implementing a charitable project for Vietnam, called the "Vietnam Health Fund". This is Gates' initiative, through which he is calling for the more affluent people of Vietnam to donate $50 million to improve the healthcare situation. For every US dollar Vietnamese donate to the project, Gates will contribute one dollar. A Vietnamese businessman has already committed to donating $5 million to the fund. There has been no official announcement from either Bill Gates or his philanthropic organization, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, on this program. But according to VnEconomy's sources, this program is consistent with the existing action plans of Mr. Gates in Southeast Asia. Last week, AsianNews reported that Gates, along with the Tahir … [Read more...] about Bill Gates opens health fund for Vietnam?
Fundraising for a charity
Kylie provides theme for AusCham charity event (12-09-2007) Kylie for kids: A Kylie Minogue impersonator. — Photo Courtesy of AusCham HCM CITY — The Australian Chamber of Commerce (AusCham) has announced a costumed music and dance charity extravaganza that will honour Australian Kylie Minogue in HCM City on September 23. All money raised by AusCham at the event, 100% Kylie, will be used to fund sustainable development projects supported by the chamber throughout Viet Nam and for activities of Loretto Viet Nam and Sai Gon Children's Charity. The event is one of AusCham's premier fundraising events, with all proceeds being used for its charitable programme. Over the years, the programme has donated cows to 50 low-income families in southern Hau Giang Province, rebuilt the homes of 10 families after storms in central Da Nang City, and provided helmets and road safety education for 850 students in low-income areas. AusCham has also paid for Dr Nguyen Van Kim, head of … [Read more...] about Kylie provides theme for AusCham charity event
HSBC organizes charity futsal league By Pham Le in HCMC HSBC in Vietnam late last week organized a fundraiser for local charities at Rach Mieu Stadium, 1 Hoa Phuong Street, in HCMC's Phu Nhuan District. Eight teams, Maersk, Phu My Hung, Thibidi, Prudential, Danone, Mayer Brown JSM, Petrol VN Fertilizer & Chemical and HSBC, will play futsal (indoor soccer) to raise around US$6,000 for the Sunflower Foundation which helps children with cancer. "HSBC is committed to supporting the community and making a difference to the lives of people in Vietnam," said Thomas Tobin, chief executive officer of HSBC in Vietnam. "This event is an opportunity for companies that share HSBC's corporate sustainability ideals to partner up through a fundraising sports activity while also cementing business relationships," he said, adding that through its corporate sustainability activities, the bank aimed to make a positive impact in HCMC. The bank says that the important thing is to raise awareness of … [Read more...] about HSBC organizes charity futsal league
Fundraiser for Christchurch earthquake at Caravelle By Michael Smith in HCMC To raise money for the earthquake victims in Christchurch, the New Zealand Chamber of Commerce has organized a fundraiser at 6:30 on Thursday night (Mar. 3) at the Saigon Saigon Bar at the Caravelle Hotel in District 1. “The widespread devastation has made what was once the iconic garden city of Christchurch, and gateway to our beautiful South Island, desperately in need of our enormous financial assistance,” Warwick Cleine, Chairman of the NZ Chamber of Commerce in Vietnam said in an email to announce the event. The cost of entry will be VND300,000/person, with selected drinks at a discounted rate. The Caravelle Hotel has kindly agreed to donate all proceeds from such drink sales to the Vietnam Christchurch Earthquake Appeal. There will also be a live auction, raffle, and donation buckets. The event will run till 8.30. “There have been widespread offers of support and assistance from … [Read more...] about Fundraiser for Christchurch earthquake at Caravelle
Operation Smile Vietnam (OSV) will host a fundraiser in Hanoi Saturday to provide money for free harelip and cleft palate surgeries in Vietnam. A child before undergoing a harelip procedure funded by Operation Smile Vietnam. … [Read more...] about A child’s smile for a painting