Greetings from UNAVSA,
This year during UNAVSA’s 12th annual conference held in Seattle, Washington, three amazing non-profit organizations presented their philanthropic projects to our regions and attendees. After much deliberation, UNAVSA is proud to announce the 2015-2016 Collective Philanthropy Project Beneficiary, Kids Without Borders! We want to thank Children of Vietnam and Messengers of Love for their participation and partnership with UNAVSA this year. Please join us in congratulating our new philanthropic beneficiary, Kids Without Borders!

The CPP was created in 2004 for Vietnamese-student and community organizations to collaborate in working towards a charitable cause. Their goal was to create momentum for a collective continental effort under a philanthropic campaign each year. The campaign helps non-profit organizations achieve their mission through collaborative partnership with UNAVSA and its constituent groups. This also provides a medium for students and young professionals across North America to unite behind one charitable cause and build foundations and leaders for our community.

UNAVSA is delighted to announce Kids Without Borders as the 2015-2016 Collective Philanthropy Project beneficiary!!

Founded in 2001, Kids Without Borders (KWB) is an ‘all-volunteer’ international non-governmental organization based in Washington State. KWB’s international work has reached more than 30 countries, with the majority of the programs and projects in Viet Nam. Over the last 14 years, KWB has provided support for the most needy population in Viet Nam, orphans and children with disabilities linked to Agent Orange. 100% of our work is made possible by our team of dedicated volunteers from countries around the world.

Proposed Project: “Teach Me To Fish”
The situation: Orphans leave the care of the orphanage at the age of eighteen.
Our focus: An exit plan for life after the orphanage.
Reality: Many would end up living in poverty, becoming victim of crime, being trafficked, forced marriage…
Opportunity: Provide these orphans with better chance to become healthy, functional, and productive adults.

UNAVSA and its regional partners will collaborate to create a national campaign from September 2015 to July 2016 to raise awareness and support Kids Without Borders’ project to provide these orphans an opportunity to learn, educate, and better themselves in the future!