Aid to Children Without Parents
Founded in 1988 by Mr. Nguyen Dinh Huu, affectionately known as “Bac Huu,” and a group of professionals in response to the critical needs to assist thousands of unaccompanied Vietnamese refugee minors who were displaced & detained in various refugee camps throughout Southeast Asia: Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia, The Philippines, Singapore and Hong Kong in the late 1980’s.
Through friends, colleague and family members’ support, we raised needed funds to develop and support programs such as free classes at refugee camps, healthcare services, recreational and youth activities, seasonal celebration of Mid-Autumn, Christmas, and Tet festivals.
ACWP’s mission is to help disadvantaged children gain self sufficiency through education, vocational training, preventive healthcare services, emergency relief programs, and short-term financial support.
Many children in the rural areas throughout Vietnam have limited access to education due to the low number of primary schools. Aid to Children Without Parents (ACWP) partners with local communities to build additional schools and help establish other education infrastructure to fight illiteracy.
Our scopes have been focusing on building a set of interrelated programs to help better identify and address underprivileged children’s needs at an early age and continue into their teen years. Ultimately, ACWP’s goal is to help build a strong academic foundation at all levels. Consequently, these children can achieve self-reliance and self-sufficiency. In this growing global economy, it is more critical to ensure that all children are provided with basic education which will help better prepare the children to transition into the work force.