BENEFITING: SAIGON CHILDRENS CHARITY USA
EVENT DATE: May 05, 2013
On May 5, 2013, Michael Nguyen will be running the Goodlife Fitness Toronto Marathon to support SCC-USA/VLACC fundraising and benefit the education and wellness of children in Vietnam.
Saigon Children's Charity USA (SCC-USA) is committed to the elimination of poverty in Vietnam through education. Our vision is to enable disadvantaged children to reach their full potential through:
- Scholarship to aid tuition and financial needs
- Building schools and educational systems
- Providing vocational training
We do this by ensuring the most unfortunate children, including those with developmental disabilities, receive a good education, maintain good health and sustain themselves and their families. Education is, we believe, the most lasting and effective way we can help children and their families to escape from the cycle of poverty.
In fall 2012, SCC-USA had adopted a project called The Vietnam Learning, Arts and Cultural Center (VLACC), formerly known as the New York Vietnamese School. VLACC's mission is to enrich and to serve all who want to be fully immersed in Vietnamese language, arts and culture. We offer an outlet for cultivating community collaboration among the Vietnamese-American diaspora.