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Make a Donation

Your donations will be used for many purposes. The provision of education and medical needs for children are ongoing, so too is the need to purchase milk, clothes, foodstuff, toiletry items and educational needs for children of all ages.

We also use your donations to provide our children with social and extra-curricular activities, such as karate, cooking and social outings.

There are extra special needs from time to time to give specialist healthcare, operations and treatment to babies and children.

Corporate donations help build and maintain facilities such as new bathrooms and fitting-out of new dormitories.

Click here to make a donation.

Sponsor a Child

Sponsoring a child is a way that you can make a regular contribution to the work of the centre. As a sponsor you will be able to build relationship with one individual child via letter writing and will have regular updates on the health and progress of a sponsored child.

Sponsorship is a long term commitment that lasts in principle until the child has come of age, or is financially independent. Sponsors have the right to opt out at any time.

Sponsors in France can arrange sponsorship through the Association Pour les Enfants des Rizières (APER). There is no formal sponsorship program established in other countries, but the Association Pour les Enfants des Rizières (APER) has members in England, USA and Australia. Those in Vietnam interested in sponsorship should contact us to discuss possible arrangements.

Please note that sponsorship is a humanitarian gesture, and entails no obligation on the child vis-à-vis the sponsor, nor gives any rights to the sponsor in regards to the sponsored child.

Sponsor a Project

  • Sponsor a project such as:
  • Dental treatment
  • Vision testing
  • Specific programs for children like art, music, or cooking programs
  • Swimming programs
  • Social outing trips

Donations in kind

Items always needed are:

  • milk for babies and children
  • rice
  • non-perishable food
  • clothes for all ages from babies to infants and children up to 18 years
  • shoes for children of all ages
  • toiletry items such as toothbrushes, toothpaste, shampoo and soap
  • educational games and materials that are suitable for the Vietnamese curriculum
  • stationery items
  • sporting equipment such as footballs, basketballs and badminton racquets

Volunteer or Visit our Centres

Visitors are welcome with an appointment.

Visiting hours are:

8.30am to 11.00am
2.00pm to 5.00pm

Local volunteers include expatriates living in Vung Tau and local Vietnamese people.

Read more about becoming a volunteer

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