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Charity Christmas Cards Sale

cards 0 VOX was kindly invited to co-operate with two student organisations in Vietnam, Overseas Vietnamese Student Association and Saigon Hotpot to launch the Charity Christmas Cards project in the UK. The cards were beautifully designed and hand-made in Vietnam and the proceeds from their sales all went to supporting disadvantaged children there.
We were honoured to act as the project co-ordinator for the Vietnamese Societies at other universities. Thanks to their invaluable help and the generous support of those who bought the cards, we managed to raise a significant sum for our noble cause.

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Charity Activity

An important activity that has been incorporated into VOX's constitution is charity activities in support of disadvantaged group within Vietnam. In fact, charity activities by Vietnamese students in Oxford had been going on for several years before VOX was formally established.

General introduction

In its early days, charity activities in Oxford took place spontaneously in response to the desperate call of Vietnamese countrymen suffering from severe natural disasters, especially storms and floods. In recent years, the charity activities have been conducted in a more organized way in which VOX proactively decides the theme of its annual charity activity, raises fund and seeks social organizations involved in the chosen field as partners to implement VOX's charity program. The theme in the year 2001-2002 and 2002-2003 was to support Vietnamese disadvantaged children.

Fund raising method

VOX's activity in the past years

1999 - 2001: Support flood victims in the Central of Vietnam and the Mekong Delta.

Organized 3 cultural nights. Total fund raised: £7000 Funds transferred via Green College Charity Account, and then onto International Red Cross, for their charitable aid to victims in the affected regions.

2001 – 2002: Theme: Street children.

Funds raised from VCN: £800
2 projects:
  • Sponsorship to 6 ex-street children, currently at Open House in Ho Chi Minh City, to undertake vocational training. This project is done in association with the Youth Social Workers Organization of Ho Chi Minh City.
  • Co- finance the purchase of a photocopier for gift donation to Maison Chance – An open house in Binh Chanh, Ho Chi Minh City.
In addition, VOX helps transfer donation of £250 from Wadham College's Student Union to 2001 flood victims through the special fund of Sai Gon Giai Phong Newspaper.

2002 – 2003: Theme: Disadvantaged children

Funds raised from VCN: £1400
Major donation: Gia Tue Investment (£500), St. Annes' JCR (£200), Wadham's SU (£225)
Projects:
  • Scholarship to pupils at night classes in 3rd District, Ho Chi Minh City.
  • Supporting Nguyen Thu Phap for heart surgery
  • Scholarships to disadvantaged children to follow vocational courses and other support to poor students in Cu Chi and Tay Ninh