(VOV) - President of the Vietnam Union of Friendship Organisations (VUFO) Vu Xuan Hong granted the East Meets West Foundation (EMWF) a license to establish its representative office in Hanoi on February 14.
The EMWF was established in 1988 with the aim of healing the wounds that resulted from the war between the US and Vietnam.
It has now become a reputable non-governmental organization in Vietnam, operating in the fields of educational development and health care as well as dealing with the consequences of war by building partnerships, developing opportunities and working towards sustainable solutions.
Its key projects focus on children and poor families through healthy heart and dental programmes for children, and providing scholarships, supporting disabled people and enabling access to safe water.
EMWF projects are underway in 33 provinces and cities across the country with nearly US$30 million invested in the 2012-201 period.