Published on February 19th, 2015 | by admin

Southeast Asian Charities


Half the Sky: http://halfthesky.org/en

  • “Half the Sky was created in order to enrich the lives of orphaned children in China. We provide model programs and caregiver training designed to offer loving, family-like care to children of all ages and abilities. It is our goal to ensure that every orphaned child has a caring adult in her life and a chance at a bright future.”


University of California Vietnam Nurse Project: http://www.usfca.edu/nursing/vietnam/

  • “An ongoing academic-service partnership between the USF School of Nursing & Health Professions and healthcare colleagues in Vietnam”
  • “The project is focused on improving the health and well-being of the people of Vietnam by improving the education, training, and practice of the nurses who serve them. The project’s goals include working closely with nurse leaders and the Vietnam Nurses’ Association to develop leaders who will partner with the Ministry of Health and the Ministry of Education and Training in Vietnam to develop more effective nursing education and practice.”

Mai Tam House of Hope: http://www.maitamhouseofhope.com/

  • A home and center for HIV/AIDS positive widows, mothers, and children that provides shelter, medicine, medical care, education, and referrals for its residents and the many walk-ins it receives in need of support. The children living at Mai Tam are both infected and affected by HIV/AIDS–some are HIV positive or have AIDS and some are the children or orphans of persons with HIV/AIDS.”

Blue Dragon Children’s Foundation: http://www.bluedragon.org/

  • Works to improve the lives of street kids and children in crisis by providing various educational and social services. Also rescues victims of human trafficking and provides healthcare, therapy, education and more to children with disabilities.

Orphan Impact: http://www.orphanimpact.org/

  • “Designed to help children develop important skills necessary to lead successful lives beyond the orphanage.”
  • Provides Vietnamese orphanages with the materials and programs necessary to inspire children to take an interest in learning and prepare for their futures.


Cambodian Women’s Crisis Center: http://www.cwcc.org.kh/

  • “Advocates for the human rights of women and children, gender justice and the elimination of all forms of violence against women and children.”
  • “Social work is accompanied by lobbying the government for greater protection, awareness-raising campaigns and community-based education.”

AFESIP Cambodia: http://www.afesip.org/

  • “A legally registered non-governmental, non-partisan, and non-religious organization that cares for and secures the rights of women and girls victimized by human trafficking and sex slavery.”
  • “Also seeks to combat the causes and consequences of trafficking in persons for sexual exploitation through outreach work in HIV/ AIDS prevention, advocacy work, campaigning, and representation and participation in women’s issues at national, regional, and international forums.”

Organization for Basic Training (OBT) Cambodia: https://obtcambodia.wordpress.com/

  • “OBT provides free-of-charge English, mathematics, traditional music and dance classes to the children from Chiro village to improve their chances of going on to higher education, increase their employment prospects and provide them with a safe environment to play and grow.”

ConCERT Cambodia: http://www.concertcambodia.org/default.html

  • “Our mission is to turn people’s good intentions into the best possible help for the most vulnerable people in Cambodia.”
  • Encourages responsible tourism, helping visitors to Cambodia make a positive change by raising awareness for volunteer opportunities, etc.

Myanmar (Burma)

HEAL Kids Foundation: http://www.healkids.org/

  • “A UK registered charity supporting orphaned, abandoned and disabled children in the most deprived regions of South East Asia, particularly in Burma (Myanmar).”
  • Provides schools, libraries, healthcare, food, medical care and treatment, clean drinking water and sanitation facilities to Burmese children

Myanmar Charity Group: http://myanmarcharitygroup.org/

  • “Provides assistance for the education and general welfare of disabled and orphaned children living in Myanmar.”



Khlong Toey Music Program: http://khlongtoeymusicprogram.com/

  • Works to give underprivileged children in the Khlong Toey slum of Bangkok access to music education and improve their lives and create positive social change through encouraging creativity

DEAR Burma: http://dearburma.com/

  • A school that supports Burmese migrant workers living in Bangkok.
  • “We work hard to help both male and female Burmese adults and children to integrate smoothly into their communities and at their jobs. Together, with our volunteer teachers, we operate the school to improve the lives of over 1.000 (and growing) students giving them the strength, confidence, and educational skills to have the same chances that their Thai counterparts have. Coming from insurmountable odds in their own country, often escaping to start a better life in Thailand and supporting their remaining family in Burma, the students attend the school on their own will. Due to the conflict in Burma, many of the students come from different ethnic groups such as Shan, Karen, Rakhine, Kayah, Mon, Kachin, Nepali, Padung and Indian and face the task of starting from nothing.”

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