VINACAPITAL FOUNDATION wrote -
A pair of hearing aides costs just a fraction of what any surgical operation might, though the devices are tools that could transform the life and increase the potential of a child in the developing nation of Vietnam.
Baby Nguyen Dang, a two-year-old from Tan Phu district of Ho Chi Minh City, who currently suffers from profound deafness. He is waiting for a pair of hearing aides but his family cannot afford them.
In a survey assessing hearing aide companies throughout Ho Chi Minh City we learned that just 12 million dong or $600 USD for a pair of hearing aides can change the life of a poor, deaf child in Vietnam.
News agencies and advocacy groups have reported that Vietnam has more than 1 million hearing impaired people. And according to a report from the World Bank in April 2014, about 15,500 Vietnamese children five years old and younger find it difficult or impossible to hear, and most of them lack access to early education.
“While these children usually have normal cognitive ability, many people consider them to be uneducable,” according to an evaluation on deaf children in developing nations conducted in 2004 by the Pearl S. Buck Foundation and U.S. Agency for International Development.
As a non-profit organization, we have been very ambitious in updating and transforming the landscape of healthcare in Vietnam.
Our next target is to serve a pipeline of poor, hearing-impaired children with hearing aides by serving scholarships valuing at six (06) million dong and 75 hearing aides to 40 children in two of the southern, rural provinces in Vietnam, Ba Ria Vung Tau and Tien Giang with the hopes that these children will one day be able to attend a normal school.
Though we cannot assist these poor, deaf children without your help. With every moment of delay, a poor, deaf child in Vietnam loses another moment where they can tap into their potential to learn in a normal school.
In the developed world, a deaf person may easily attain a pair of hearing aides, but for many of these children it is a far thought. Please click to donate and share this link with your friends. It takes just one voice, and one person to make some noise, and we can begin to meet this goal.