HelpAge International established a country office in Vietnam in 2011. Our main focus in Vietnam is to support the development and implementation of age-friendly development policies and programmes. We also set up and build the capacity of community groups called “intergenerational self-help clubs”.
Currently, HelpAge International in Vietnam implements 5 projects across the country.
HelpAge Vietnam also provides technical assistance for UNFPA and their local partners from May to December 2015. This is to strengthen the implementation of the piloted club models in Hai Duong and Ben Tre provinces and in replication of the ISHC club models under provincial resources in 2015.
One of our strong partners in Vietnam is the Vietnam Association of the Elderly (VAE) who has been part of the HelpAge Network since 2010.
Founded in 1995, Vietnam Association of the Elderly (VAE) is a national organisation of around seven million members participating in 11,000 grassroots associations of older people in Vietnam.
These grassroots associations provide various services to older people including care for their health and their spiritual life. As a legal entity, VAE stands for the voice of older people in Vietnam and is primarily responsible for protecting older people’s rights and interests, promoting the role of older people in society, as well as policy and advocacy work.
VAE is currently implementing projects to improve the wellbeing of older people by encouraging different generations to interact. These projects are funded by the European Union, Atlantic Philanthropy, Fredskorpset and others, currently encompass:
In collaboration with Government Ministries
In collaboration with HelpAge
In addition, the following organisations are part of the HelpAge network in Vietnam:
|Le Minh Hai, Deputy Head of Programme Management Division
Vietnam Association of the Elderly
12 Le Hong Phong street, Hanoi, Vietnam
Tel: +84-4-3734 1854
Fax: +84-4-3734 2801
|Tran Bich Thuy, Country Director
HelpAge International, Vietnam Country Office
No 20-K80C, Alley 376, Buoi Street, Vinh Phuc Ward,
Ba Dinh District, Hanoi, Vietnam
Tel: +84 (4) 32474145 (ext 202)
Fax: +84 (4) 32474806