Ngoc Chau officially became the ambassador of the Children of Vietnam Charitable Fund, bringing medical miracles to children with birth defects. Miss Universe Vietnam 2022 pledges to be ready support the Charitable Fund to help more children in need.
On 12th September 2022, the Children of Vietnam Charitable Fund officially announced Miss Universe Vietnam 2022 Ngoc Chau will be the organization’s Ambassador. The announcement took place at Ros Yacht Club – 10B Ton Duc Thang, Ben Nghe Ward, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City in the presence of a large number of doctors, donors, sponsors as well as press agencies. Participating in this special announcement, the runner-up Miss Le Hang and other famous artists were also there to support the event.
Miss Ngoc Chau – Ambassador of the Children of Vietnam Charitable Fund
As an ambassador, Miss Ngoc Chau will accompany the organisation to carry out the mission of raising funds for disadvantaged children in Vietnam, especially those with physical disabilities so they can receive surgery to heal and live a fully fulfilled life.
With impressive achievements and awards throughout her career, Miss Ngoc Chau is a solid role model for the bravery, persistency and relentless efforts. Some of her outstanding achievements are Miss Supranational Asia 2019, Miss Supranational Vietnam 2018, Vietnam’s Next Top Model 2016 Champion and Miss Universe Vietnam 2022. Certainly, with her support the Children of Vietnam Charitable Fund, will bring medical miracles to children with birth defects who lived in difficult circumstances across the country.
Growing up dealing with her own difficulties has helped Chau cultivate constant efforts to live a life with positivity and with deep empathy for others. She believes that “kindness, tolerance, and forgiveness will bring people closer and make life better”.
The Board of Directors of the Children of Vietnam Charitable Fund and Ambassador Miss Ngoc Chau
At the ambassador announcement event, the Director of the Foundation – Ms Le Lan Khanh shared some of the touching stories that the organization has achieved over the past 15 years as well as expressing her trust in the organisation with the support of Ambassador Ngoc Chau. She thanked Dr Jean-Marcel and his colleagues for their efforts to help children under 16 years old with birth defects across Vietnam. “600 is not a huge number – because saving children is never enough and the effort needs to continue every day. Yet, 600 kids regained their bright eyes, writing hands, running feet, and happy smiles to live a worthy life.” – Ms Lan Khanh contributed further about the meaning of the journey and treating more than 600 children with birth defects in the 15 years.
Entering the 16th year, the Fund and Miss Ngoc Chau has the opportunity to support and work together to help more under privileged children. She feels honoured and happy to become the Fund’s Ambassador, Ngoc Chau shared: “When deciding to participate in a certain programme, Chau takes into consideration a lot about the value and the rationale for the project, whether my values and goals are suitable for that project or not. Fortunately, the Children of Vietnam Charitable Fund and Chau both share the same vision and aspirations to help children with birth defects access medical care for treatment and rehabilitation, both physically and mentally”. She hopes that in the upcoming journey, she will work with the organisation to create strong values for children and the society.
Dr Jean-Marcel Guillon, on behalf of the organisation, presented a commemorative painting to Miss Ngoc Chau
In the program, Ms Lan Khanh and the organisation team presented a very special and meaningful gift to Ngoc Chau. It’s a painting of Little Hands contributing to bringing a Big Happiness. The picture was drawn by child artist Pham Hoang Oanh, currently studying at Hong Ha Primary School, Binh Thanh District. This is a picture with the meaning of healthy hands supporting each other and support less fortunate hands. The picture was presented to Miss Ngoc Chau as thank you for her willingness to support children, joining hands to help many children lives.
At the event, Ngoc Chau emphasised the message: A healthy baby being born is a miracle, but a disabled child being healed is more than a miracle. “Chau is always willing to embrace and to act with the Children of Vietnam Charitable Fund to bring a better future to children across the country,” said Miss Universe Vietnam 2022.
At the end of 2022 and the beginning of 2023, the organisation will have further events as well as fundraising activities such as the Kite Flying Festival “Bringing wings to children’s dreams” in December 2022 and the fun run “Miracle Footsteps” in March 2023. The most recent concert “The Power of Love” at ISHCMC ORCHESTRA took place on 13th September. All of the events will take place to raise funds for disadvantaged children in difficult circumstances.
*About Children of Vietnam Charitable Fund
LIGHTS UP LOVE WITHOUT BORDERS
The Children of Vietnam Charitable Fund is the only charitable organisation in Vietnam that provides international standard medical & surgical expertise. The medical team includes leading surgeons from around the world and in Vietnam. The list of conditions that the Fund can support treatment for children is diverse:
- Neurological: Diseases related to the brain and spine such as spinal malformations, cervical spondylosis, ventricular dilatation, neurosurgery in cases such as hydrocephalus in children.
- Eyes: Paediatric eye problems, congenital retinal detachment defects for newborn babies.
- Cardiovascular: ventricular septal defect, paediatric atrial septal defect, existing ductus arteriosus, pulmonary valve stenosis, coarctation of the aorta.
- Urology: Congenital problems of the urinary tract such as vesicoureteral reflux causing hydronephrosis or undescended testes, posterior urethral valves.
- Digestive: Abdominal and gastrointestinal diseases such as certain types of hernia, intussusception, anal stricture, oesophageal stricture.
- Maxillofacial: Jaw problems, cleft lip, cleft palate.
- Blood vessels: Arteriovenous malformations, venous malformations, haemangioma, paediatric lymphangioma.
- Orthopedic Trauma: Congenital malformations of the hands and feet (club hand, clubfoot, extra toe, loss of function, hip dislocation or crooked foot deformity.
- Other: Disability caused by accident or illness such as burns or disability caused by paralysis.
To have achieved the scale of today; over the past 15 years, Vietnamese doctors, nurses, philanthropists, and volunteers have worked together to persistently support children with selfless love. It all started with a French doctor coming to Vietnam nearly two decades ago. The team initiated a message of great love, equality and hope for children under 16 years old with birth defects living in difficult circumstances in Vietnam. Since then, more than 600 children have had their lives changed with complicated surgeries ranging from accidents to birth defects. Entering its 16th year of operation, the organisation continues its mission with vigour, innovation, convenient and diverse fundraising activities to support more disadvantaged children. Accordingly, children with disadvantage all over the country will be treated and healed, to enjoy a life that is worth living.
Join hands with us to give a loving heart and to give solid foundation to many kids’ future.
Children of Vietnam Charitable Fund – The only charity organisation in Vietnam that provides international standard medical treatment for children with birth defects
Address: 6 Nguyen Luong Bang, South Saigon (Phu My Hung), District 7, City. Ho Chi Minh