Every year a dedicated team of individuals work hard to get our annual report published. This year was no different. We are so excited about this fresh new design. Thank you to our very talented designer, Nguyen! Not only did she come up with the concept for the annual report herself, she also helped to organize and collaborate with the board of directors.
Working towards a deadline with many moving parts, Nguyen was able to capture all of our ideas, images, and words elegantly. Knowing how much work it requires, we can’t thank the team enough.
Read a little bit more about our talented designer (who also designed our 15th Anniversary Gala logo)!
Click to learn more…
We love all of our supporters! We also love their efforts in fundraising for us and we can never emphasize this enough—every cent counts. Here are words from high school student, Liliane Pham, on why she fundraises for the children of Vietnam. Thank you, Liliane, for sharing your story!
“I have always wanted to help people in any way that I could. I understood that small steps could lead to big changes. When I first heard about Sunflower Mission, I was curious and concerned with how life actually was in Vietnam. I remember my grandparents not having the opportunity to learn as they only had paper and drops of ink to use.
Work Camp 2017!
We have been keeping up to date with our work campers in Vietnam via their blog. Travelers converged on Saigon about a week ago to start on the hard but FUN work that is our most hands-on program, work camp! Follow along and hear from a variety of participants on a variety of topics. You can also find us on Instagram and Facebook.
A heart-felt congratulations to Ms. Duy-Loan Le for her induction into the Asian Hall of Fame – Class of 2017. Celebrating in Seattle, Washington, U.S.A. on May 13th, all four inductees gave rousing and inspiring speeches. Ms. Le was honored alongside Johnny Damon, Daniel Dae Kim, and Sonita Lontoh.
Thank you to Jami Davis Photography for allowing the use of your images! A full collection of images can be found here. Learn more about the Robert Chinn Foundation & The Asian Hall of Fame.
Read more about Ms. Le and her thoughts on this honor or go to our about us page!
Sunflower Mission is very proud to introduce the Le So Memorial Scholarship of Excellence! This scholarship will be awarded annually to 5-10 Vietnam-based incoming or current university freshmen students. Priority will be given to students who major in Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics, Business, Education, or Medical fields. The reward is a $2000 USD/year (paid per $1000/semester) for up to 4 years to selected recipients who consistently demonstrate financial need and maintain academic excellence, as required by the application process.
There are so many factors that go into making a student successful — inside and outside of the classroom. We are excited to be expanding our programs to include health and hygiene! The Hygiene & Health Education Initiative (HHEI) was launched in the fall of 2016. This new program is aimed at teaching students the basics of hand-washing, cleanliness, and health.
In March, Sunflower Mission broke ground on the construction of 5 classrooms in Dong Tien A village, Dong Phu district of Binh Phuoc province. Read More…