Chen-Yung Memorial Foundation: Love without border
(VNF) - The Chen-Yung Memorial Foundation is a charity founded by Dr. Ching Chih Chen and registered for establishment in Guam Island, United States. In 2004, Hsien Wen Chu held office as Executive Manager of CWCMF in Vietnam, starting its engagement in charity building campaigns for the poor in remote areas launched by Vietnamese authorities. The foundation was granted the first Operation Certificate No. BM 285/UB-HD on November 15th, 2004.
Free cleft surgery for children in Vietnam. (Source: Chen-Yung Memorial Foundation Inc in Vietnam)
After more than 13 years of implementation, the Chen-Yung Memorial Foundation Vietnam has so far donated a total of more than 2,000 gratitude houses with the total value of over VND 25 billion (USD 1.1 million) for poor households and ethnic minorities in many provinces of Vietnam such as Lam Dong, Quang Tri, Thua Thien Hue, Thai Binh, Tien Giang, Ben Tre, An Giang, Soc Trang, Kien Giang, Long An, Dien Bien, and Can Gio District of Ho Chi Minh City, helping thousands of poor families to settle down.
In addition, the Chen-Yung Memorial Foundation Vietnam under the direction and mobilisation of Chu has annually donated medical equipment from Taiwan to Vietnam such as presenting over 6,500 beds and medical equipment with a total value of more than VND 30 billion (USD 1.32 million) for large and small hospitals across the country. At the same time, the Foundation also cooperates with local and foreign health organisations to bring Vietnamese doctors to Taiwanese hospitals for intensive training in orthodontics. Each year, the Foundation also sends Taiwanese experienced doctors to perform free orthopedic surgery for children with cleft lips/ palates, from remote areas of Vietnam.
The Chen-Yung Memorial Foundation presents bicycles for students who have to travel long distances to attend school. (Source: Chen-Yung Memorial Foundation Inc in Vietnam)
Not only helping the poor, the Foundation also has paid much attention to the development of education for the Vietnamese young generation by practically offering many scholarships worth of over VND 1 billion (USD 44,000) to poor students. In addition, the Foundation donates 1,000 bicycles worth VND 1 billion to poor students in Kien Giang province.
“To be effective, humanitarian charity must be professional. Our motto is 'A good-doing person or organisation will be followed by tens and hundreds of other people and organisations'. We just hope our work will engage more people to do more good deeds and even better than us, because humanity is borderless,” Hsien Wen Chu shared.
What the Chen-Yung Memorial Foundation has done highlights its compassion and burning desire to help people with a better life./.
Translated by Minh Chau