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Rebuilding Vietnam One School at a Time


After more than 20 years and 51 elementary schools the Vietnam Children’s Fund (VCF) is the trusted expert when it comes to building schools in the most difficult, remote and desperate locations in Vietnam.

When we began we could build a school for $50,000. The cost now is nearly $200,000 for our signature design – 8 classrooms, a small teacher’s room, a library, electricity and toilets. Our donors, both individuals and corporate, have been extraordinarily generous over the years.

Thanks to them we have been able to serve thousands of young students who study and learn in clean, modern facilities. We are grateful to all our supporters and friends.

We invite you to browse this website and if you are moved to give us a gift we thank you in advance.

VCF a not for profit 501c3 and takes no government funds.

Terry (signature) Kieu Chinh (signature)
Terry Anderson
Kieu Chinh

The purpose of the Vietnam Children's Fund is to remember the families and children lost in Vietnam's many long wars. The goal of the Fund is to close the past and look to the future by building schools.

before/after school "The project is an inspiring example of how people of goodwill can turn violence and tragedy into a cause for hope."-David Broder, The Washington Post

For pennies a day, many students over many years have the opportunity to learn and grow in a clean, safe environment. It is extraordinary that the fate of an entire generation within a community —indeed within the entire nation— can be changed at such a modest cost.

Contact us for more information and to learn how you can help rebuild Vietnam one school at a time.

Don't Miss this Two-Minute Clip from Talk Vietnam Interview with VCF In-Country Director Sam Russell

VTV4 Spotlights Yen Bai, VCF School

Vietnam’s television station VTF4 ran a feature story in March 2012 spotlighting the latest Vietnam Children’s Fund school. Located in the remote, mountainous province of Yen Bai in northern Vietnam, the new two-story school has eight classrooms and will serve three hundred students.

One young student was quoted as saying:

“I’m overjoyed today and would like to thank everyone for assisting us to have this brand-new school. I promise that I will try my best to study so that I could live up to the expectations of my parents and teachers. I hope someday I can become a teacher and I'd teach the children right in this school.”

Construction of the school was funded by a generous gift from FedEx, one of VCF’s oldest and best corporate partners. Watch the full video below. It begins at the 0:33 mark.