US non-profit organization received the Certificate of Registration
(VNF) - On September 21st, at the headquarters of the Vietnam Union of Friendship Organizations (VUFO), the People's Aid Co-ordinating Committee (PACCOM) has granted the certificate of registration for the US Global Foundation for Children with Hearing Loss (GFCHL).
Establishing since 2008, the GFCHL has worked in Vietnam throughout the year primarily providing training, but also supplying audiology equipment, therapy resources, and consultation support to help the Vietnamese improve pediatric audiology and auditory-verbal practice services for their children with hearing loss 0-6 years of age.
Paige Leanne Stringer (R), director of the GFCHL receives the certificate of registration from the PACCOM’s member. (Photo: Hoang Vu/VNF)
The GFCHL is collaborating with Thuan An Center for Disabled Children and Ho Chi Minh city Children Hospital 1 to trained their staffs each year since 2010 and helped to build the early intervention and audiology programs in Binh Duong and HCM city. 38 schools, clinics, and early intervention centers and two hospitals across 20 Vietnam provinces were participating. They also fit hearing aids on 100 children from low-income families.
Through the “Vietnam Deaf Education Program”, the GFCHL will continue to work with Thuan An Center for Disabled Children in Binh Duong province to diagnose children with hearing loss as early as possible and fit them with hearing aids, giving them the opportunity of developing at an appropriate rate for their age.
Additionally, they expanded their therapy coaching support for Vietnamese teachers and therapists in Da Nang province with projects worth about USD 165,000 for the period 2016-2019./.