The Vietnam Association for Agent Orange Victims (VAVA) is a government-funded organisation in Da Nang that provides daycare for disabled children and young adults. The Xenia team frequently visits VAVA to donate money and volunteer our time to fix computers, teach English, and play with the delightful children.
As a result of VAVA’s excellent work, family members who were previously unable to work due to providing full-time care for their disabled children can now work and earn an income to support themselves. VAVA even offers a pick-up/drop-off service to assist families with disabilities in maintaining some semblance of normalcy in their lives.
The Xenia Tech team can volunteer one paid day per month, and many of them choose to visit one of three VAVA centres in Da Nang or the surrounding area.
VAVA not only offers English classes, Vietnamese literacy, and sewing tutoring, but they also prepare their students for success by teaching them valuable life skills that will help them transition to living independently.
During our most recent visit, Will (Founder of Xenia Tech and the Xenia Foundation) spent his birthday with the VAVA team and children. He donated funds to purchase new fans, lighting, seating, and desks.
The Xenia Foundation is excited to continue our meaningful collaboration with VAVA in the future, and we thank them for their community support. We are also in the process of designing and donating an exciting new website for VAVA – keep an eye out for updates soon!