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2013 AmCham Community Development Fund (ACDF) – In The News

AmCham Community Developement Fund 2013- Award Ceremony Agenda

Date: January 7, 2014

Location: Vietnam Room, New World Hotel

13:45pm: Welcome guests
14:00pm: Grant Agreement Exhibits Briefing (for Donees only)
14:15pm: Opening remark from AmCham’s Representative by Mr. Herb Cochran
14:20pm: Remark from Mr. Phuc Le – Grants Allocation Team Leader
14:25pm: 10 year ACDF Clip
14:30pm: Speech from Thien Chi Center
14:35pm: Award certificates
14:45pm: Photo session
15:00pm: Closing remark

2004-2013 AmCham Community Development Fund (Grants Allocation) Clip:

Summary of Projects Funded 2013

2013 ACDF Project Summary

Remarks by 2013 Donee at the AmCham Grants Award Ceremony on January 7, 2014

 

Return to AmCham CSR Work Group Page

AmCham ACDF 2012 – In The News

 

 

Update: 2012-09-11
Posted: 2012-01-03

Call for Volunteer – AmCham Community Development Fund 2013

AMCHAM COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT FUND 2013 (ACDF)

VOLUNTEER RECRUITMENT

 About the Program

 AmCham Community Development Fund (ACDF) is one of CSR programs of the American Chamber of Commerce in Ho Chi Minh City (AmCham). Initiated from 2004, the program focuses on Health and wellness, education and building strong communities. As of 2012, we have granted USD212,238 for 54 projects.

 Our mission is to build communities, with involvement of diverse groups, through voluntary giving and action.  To raise and distribute donated resources and monitor impact and outcomes of community based programs.

 2013 priority: Supporting Health and Wellness

What may belong to “Supporting Health and Wellness”?

-Supporting healthcare programs: Communicable disease control (disease control and prevention), food safety, hygiene program, general health check and why it is important…

– Creating healthy environment: Building latrine for poor families in the remote area

– Providing training on healthcare, health protection for poor people, especially women and children

– Providing Medical equipment that will be served poor people

– Supporting health check/insurance for disadvantaged kids

 Who we are looking for

We are currently recruiting 3-5 enthusiastic and capable volunteers to support 2013 ACDF program.

Especially, we’re looking for volunteers with healthcare and medical background. ACDF volunteer will:

* Give technical advices on 2013 program

* Support to review grant applications

* Join site check trip(s) and collect necessary information

* Do the report(s)

* Attend the final meeting with Grant Allocation team to select best projects for 2013.

Time commitment will be approximately 4-8 hours per week, mostly falls on August, September, and October. Most of sites check trips and meetings will be on weekends.

 ***Note: if it’s 2-day site check trip, AmCham will cover the basic travel fees including car rental, meals, and room charge. If it’s just half day or 01-day trip, AmCham will cover transportation fee, volunteer will need to cover other basic fees.

 2013 Timeline:

 -July 15: Public/send out Program information and application

-August 16: Deadline to receive Application

-August 16: Training for new volunteers (volunteers required)

-August 17: Screening application by AmCham team

-August 24: Meeting with Grant Allocation Team. Set up team and plan for site check.

-September 15-29: Site check (volunteers required)

-October 11: Deadline for site check report

-October 19: Final meeting to select best projects

-Nov (TBC): Grant Award Ceremony

 Your Benefits

  • Attend the training with group leader
  • Contact with charity organizations, NGOs
  • Improve team work skill
  • Network with other grant allocation team members
  • Learn more from senior members
  • Gain more best practices from program
  • Recognition for your volunteer commitment; Reference Letter from AmCham CDF’s Management Team

Eligibility

 – Past experience as a community program volunteer with background in medical consulting/healthcare

–  Good experience on community/charity project review and scoring

–  English is a plus

Join us now and make a change! Click here to go to Online Application Form for Volunteer!

*Some pictures of what we did last year

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Health training workshop for rural women                       Build 15 latrines for ethnic minority group

AmCham Community Development Fund 2013 (ACDF)

Initiated since 2004, AmCham Community Development Fund (Grants Allocation) is part of AmCham’s annual community activities. The program aims to support smaller Local Organizations in Ho Chi Minh City area and southern Vietnam that may not have easy access to large grants from international foundations. Simultaneously, AmCham Community Development Fund (ACDF) also provides a bridge for entrepreneurs and students from AmCham Scholars Alumni/ae (ASA) to give back to the community.

The ACDF Team consisted of more than 10 Vietnamese volunteers from AmCham companies’ staff and AmCham Scholars Alumni/ae. As part of the Corporate Social Responsibility Group, these volunteers also support many CSR programs of AmCham. Click here to view Volunteer Recruitment and Join us to become a Volunteer

AmCham’s CDF program has four main priorities: Supporting Education, Promoting Health and Wellness, Building Strong Community

In 2013, the priority is  Promoting Health and Wellness. 

Vision

Help AmCham member firms and staff involvement in raising and allocating resources, effectively and efficiently, to support building strong communities in Vietnam. As part of AmCham CSR Working Group, the Grants Allocation team wants to provide transparent and accountable grants to small local organizations.

Mission

Building community programs under the mission “of the Vietnamese people, by the Vietnamese people and for the Vietnamese people”, with involvement of diverse community groups, through voluntary giving and action.

To apply for 2013 program, please  click here to download the Application

2013 Timeline:

-July 15: Public/send out Program information and application

-August 16: Deadline to receive Application

-August 16: Training for new volunteers

-August 17: Screening application by AmCham team

-August 24: Meeting with Grant Allocation Team. Set up team and plan for site check.

-September 15-29: Site check

-October 11: Deadline for site check report

-November 2: Final meeting to select best projects

-January 7, 2014: Grant Award Ceremony

Team Members (TBA)

AmCham Community Development Fund (ACDF) 2012 – in the news

ACDF 2012 YouTube Video Image/Link

Click the image for a short YouTube highlight video of the ACDF 2012

Summary of Projects Funded, 2012

AmCham Grant Allocation - Projects funded

Remarks by Tuong Lai Handicapped Children School Representative at the AmCham Grants Award Ceremony 2012

Ladies and gentlemen,

I am Man Tan Dung, current President of the Association for the Support of Vietnamese Handicapped and Orphans in Binh Thuan (ASVHO).

It is an honor for me, on behalf of the ASVHO, to give remarks at the AmCham’s Community Development Fund (ACDF) Award Ceremony.

First of all, I would like to thank the American Chamber of Commerce in Vietnam and the ACDF Allocation Team for paying a visit to our region.

Aware that there are thousands of orphans and poor in Binh Thuan Province, as well as other rural areas in Vietnam, we built up the project of “Bikes for Disadvantaged Students” in order to provide the children with opportunities to continue to go to school, offering them opportunities for a better future. The project also involves students in remote areas and of ethnic minority. Our goal to help 200 children in the school year of 2012 – 2013.

The American Chamber of Commerce of Vietnam demonstrates deep humanity through all the projects funded. This is a beautiful act, which is shared with your compassion for the disadvantaged.

Once again, please let me express our gratitude to the Board of Governors of AmCham Vietnam and the ACDF Allocation Team for bringing joy to our Binh Thuan province children in the coming school year.

I wish you health and happiness.

Thank you very much.

The Award Ceremony 2012 on FBNC News

More …

AmCham Grants Allocation – 2012 Timelines
AmCham CSR Working Group
AmCham Grants Allocation 2012 Media Report pdf file, 2.14 MB
AmCham Grants Allocation 2011 Media Report pdf file, 2.7 MB

Some photos from the ACDF Award Ceremony 2012

Picture 2 of Grant Award Ceremony

In the picture: Community Development Partners’ Representatives, AmCham ACDF Allocation Team Members, and AmCham supporting team members.

Pictures of Grant Award Ceremony

In the photo: Community Development Partners Representatives of 8 approved projects, together with Ms. Truong Thi Ngoc Yen, HCMC People’s Committee Representative (center), and Herb Cochran, AmCham Executive Director (4th from left).

Update: 2012-09-11
Posted: 2012-01-03