Since Jan 2015, I was most privileged to have become the PR Ambassador of the Kianh Foundation, a grass-roots Vietnam and UK registered charity organisation to address the desperate need for improved care and development for children with disability living around the Hoi An area of Central Vietnam.
- Today, the Kianh is managed full time in Vietnam by two western professionals: Jackie Wrafter (Director and Co-Founder) and Nick Keegan (Director of Business Development). Its Day Centre is the first of its kind in Central Vietnam to provide an integrated, multi-disciplinary approach to the development needs of children with disability.
- It builds local capacity by providing special education, physical therapy and speech therapy, access to dental care and life skills to children with disability in the local community. It also provides training, development and respite support to the parents and families of the children attending the Centre.
The Foundation is at an interesting time in its development. In 3 years the Foundation has quadrupled the number of children and families supported by its Centre. With around 95 children attending its services, the Foundation is basically full-up and have over 30 children awaiting sponsorship.