Vision, Mission & Values

Saigon Children’s Charity CIO (saigonchildren) was founded in 1992 to help disadvantaged Vietnamese children to get an education and a fairer start in life. saigonchildren works exclusively in Vietnam and is committed to overcoming barriers to education for children, including poverty, geography, knowledge and disability.

Our programmes aim to help disadvantaged children of Vietnam to escape from poverty through education and training. Our area of operation is in the south of Vietnam, around Ho Chi Minh City, extending to the Cambodian border and down into the Mekong Delta.

Our mission:

“saigonchildren enables disadvantaged children and young adults in Vietnam to reach their full potential through receiving a quality education relevant to their needs”

Our Philosophy:

We, saigonchildren believe that all children should have the right to fulfill their potential, and that a measured amount of carefully targeted help from us can make all the difference. We believe that by focusing on the educational needs of the most disadvantaged children we are able to achieve positive change for them. We measure our results in the numbers of children going to school, graduating from school, going on to university and those finding decent jobs.

Since our inception we have followed certain guiding principles:

  • We help only the children in greatest need.
  • We foster independence and avoid creating dependency.
  • We never replace the responsibility of parents, the authorities or the child.