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Who we are

Ho Chi Minh City Child Welfare Association is a non-profit social organization consisting of individuals, pojects in HCMC with a shared interest in education, protection and care for the children of HCMC. HCWA operates in accordance with the Vietnamese law, and is technically managed using child care and protection regulations stated by HCMC Department of Labor, Invalids, and Social Affairs.

By emphasizing it’s 30-year establishment and development, Ho Chi Minh City Child Welfare Association has helped over 300,000 disadvantaged children and adolescents.

Our Values

HCWA pursues the following values: Equality, Child’s Rights, Professionalism, Sustainability and Commitment.

Our general objective

Disadvantaged children/adolescents in Ho Chi Minh City benefit a safe and happy life.


We endeavor to build up a society in which each and every single one of children be a formal member protected, cared, educated and entitled to voice their concerns and their voice must be listened and respected.

OUR mission

We are a non-profit social organization based in Ho Chi Minh City working to partly contribute, without being funded by the Government, the best benefit to children through policy advocacy, capacity building and social services by associating with the Government, network of other social organizations and communities.

Main activities

  • Providing care, protection and education for disadvantaged children who are at risk of early working, sexual & labor abuse, dropping out of school, delinquency, drug addiction, HIV/AIDS infection, etc.
  • Working in partnership with foreign and Vietnamese NGOs, sponsors and benefactors with a shared interest in helping disadvantaged children.
  • Maintaining close and productive relationships with Vietnamese local authorities, governmental organizations and local communities.
  • Supporting Government initiatives to build models for the care, protection and education of disadvantaged children.
  • Training and capacity building for project staff, educators, collaborators and volunteers working with disadvantaged children.
  • Advocacy and Communication.
  • Resource mobilization and fundraising.
  • Enlisting the support and close cooperation from Governmental organizations.
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