Australian Charity for the Children of Vietnam
The Australian Charity for the Children of Vietnam is a small NGO committed to breaking the cycle of poverty and disability, empowering young visually impaired people through English education, vocational training and community support projects.
ACCV was established in 2006 after the Vidotto family went to Vietnam on a family trip. Alison Vidotto – founder and director of ACCV – was quite overwhelmed when she compared the quality of life of her own children to those of some of the children and families she met in Hanoi. She returned to Australia determined to do something, and as a result the Australian Charity for the Children of Vietnam (ACCV) was born.
ACCV is now a small, grassroots NGO, registered in both Australia and Vietnam (ABN 14124019290, OFT-CH1679, PACCOM AT484/UB-HD). The focus of ACCV is to provide a strong platform of educational and social programs to support disadvantaged young people to break the cycle of poverty. ACCV is experienced in delivering targeted, low cost, community-driven programs, benefiting a number of underprivileged young recipients in Hanoi.
ACCV has changed the lives of more than 240 beneficiaries. For example, at least 80 blind or visually impaired students have successfully learned English and IT skills, more than 40 disadvantaged young people have been able to go to school / University and 10 new families are taking part in our new play & support program for young visually impaired children and their parents.
ACCV is a child safe organization, committed to the welfare and rights of children. All children under the care of ACCV will be treated with respect regardless of race, colour, sex, language, religion or belief, political or other opinion, ethnic or social origin, disability, birth or other status. This includes all children under 18 years of age.