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An interview from National Television

On the last day off for Tet – lunar new year festival in Vietnam, the Vietnam National Television Channel (VTV) has visited us at our main office, interviewed our founder, Facebook fan page administrator and single mothers who are supported by us and are member of our online forum. A short report has published on…
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Being a women and a single mother – a western point of view

Gender equality comics and cartoon contest march 2016 Vietnamese Women Museum I decided to take three months break from my routine and I found this great project and this organisation COINS FOR CHANGE VN . To help women and their children seemed a good challange for me. I didn’t know a lot about  this project;…
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A trip to Thai Binh – Mỗi ngày là một niềm vui!

Coins for Change has partnered with several schools in Northern provinces and hopes to create more. This weekend the volunteers from Ha Dong, travelled to New World School in Thai Binh to attend their English Festival. With little intel about where or what we would be doing the volunteers, a single mother and head coordinator…
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Mental wellness program : 20th of august meditation workshop

Last Saturday the 20th of august, we organized a meditation class at Hanoi, Tay Ho House. This class is part of the mental wellness program  that we are developing for the women. You can get more information on the wellness program here. We are a few volunteers working to develop that program by proposing some activities…
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Art Therapy with single mothers

Coins for Change’ Volunteers, from Europe and the United States with an extensive work and education background in social work and psychology, organize, manage and execute some Art therapy sessions with single mothers. In Vietnam, single mothers are considered as a minority group, usually object of several kind of discrimination all over the country. Vietnam…
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Vui Day – the celebration of Vietnamese women’s social entrepreneurship

On 13th December 2015, Vui Day, the celebration of Vietnamese women’s social entrepreneurship was a success as the first time 9 female led social enterprises came together and added one’s own color to the complete picture of womanpower. Under the sponsorship of World Bank, Vui Day is an initiative of Vietnamese Women Social Entrepreneurs Network…
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Vietnam : There are motorbikes, and there are… MOTORBIKES.

This week, Joanne muses about the traffic in Hanoi When I told my friends that I was going to be volunteering in Vietnam for three months, they dispensed plenty of warnings about the traffic here. The streets of Hanoi are indeed pretty intense and do take some getting used to. I hope this blog post…
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Accessories making class for single moms in Dong Anh district, Hanoi

Accessories making class is among the vocational trainings provided by Coins for Change to disadvantaged women. They are single mothers who could not find work elsewhere because of the social stigma attached to unmarried motherhood as well as the difficulty in finding affordable childcare during working hours. From October to December 2015, the training was…
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First session of mental wellbeing programme

On Thursday 20th August 2015, we have had the first session of the mental wellbeing programme led by U.K. Psychology graduate and intern, Sophie Raymont and co-facilitated by Elsa and Rose Foundation founder, Tang Thi Duyen Hong. Participants were given the space to articulate what they would like to get out of the mental wellness…
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Global citizenship in a view

In a world that changing really quickly, the only strategy that is guaranteed to fail is not taking risks. (Mark Zuckerberg). OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA Being a global citizen is an undoubted value. What does it mean to be a global citizen? For me it’s simply being a part of emerging world, taking advantage from what…
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