Giao Diem Humanitarian Foundation (GDHF) is a gathering of volunteers dedicated to humanitarian activities in Vietnam since 1991. Overseen by its Board of Directors, GDHF’s volunteer staff and their friends have organized annual fund raising efforts in the US and annual humanitarian trips to Vietnam. Humanitarian services are provided in the areas of nutrition, medicine, and education through steady provision of educational materials and medical supplies, project funding, on-site training, and direct services.
Working closely together as a team, GDHF volunteer staff is responsible for individual tasks, and is collectively accountable for the projects’ results.
In order to improve the efficiency of its projects and to truly connect the people from both shores of the Pacific Ocean for the common charitable causes, GDHF has gradually developed lasting and productive working relationships with several local volunteers and various non-profit organizations in Vietnam. This connection also reflects GDHF’s fundamental goal to empower the local organizations and communities for their eventual self-sustainability in the improvement of the local children’s health and education.
Besides individual volunteers from the U.S. as well as Vietnam, GDHF’s principal contacts include Hoi Tu Thien Tinh Quang Tri (The Charity Association of Quang Tri Province) and Trung Tam Giao Duc Nhan Dao Hue (Center of Education and Humanity of Hue). On a regular basis, GDHF also supports Doan Kham Binh Mien Phi, Binh Vien Da Khoa Da Nang (Free Mobile Clinic, Da Nang General Hospital), Hoi Tu Thien Phat Giao Tinh Quang Tri (The Buddhist Charity Association of Quang Tri Province), Binh Vien Khu Vuc Trieu Hai Tinh Quang Tri (Trieu Hai Regional Hospital, Quang Tri Province), Ban Tu Thien Phat Giao Thanh Pho Hue (The Buddhist Charity Association of Hue City) in addition to several Orphanages, Free Clinics, and Nursing Homes in Vietnam.
Since its establishment, GDHF’s principal focuses have been:
To provide financial and nutritional support through the Classrooms of Compassion project.
To support orphanages and nursing homes.
To offer medicine and financial assistance to free clinics.
To assist the victims of natural disasters.
Programs and Projects
With its on-going projects, GDHF has been acting as a link to connect the unfortunate people in the rural areas of Vietnam with those in other countries who want to alleviate the suffering resulting from years of war and destruction. Assisted by valuable partners, such as AmeriCares Foundation and Abbott Fund, as well as by its own network of friends and associates in Vietnam, GDHF has coordinated its humanitarian efforts in the country with emphases being placed in the most impoverished provinces, notably in the Central and the Highland areas.
Since 2006, in addition to its generous yearly in-kind donations of Pediasure, Abbott Fund has begun to coordinate with AmeriCares Foundation to provide funding specifically to GDHF’s Pediatric Nutrition Project.
Pediatric Nutrition Project
Start-up Kit Project
Orphanages & Nursing Homes
Natural Disaster Assistance