New Day Vietnam was born out of a desire to expand the mission of New Day Foster Home to the lesser-developed, neighboring countries of southeast Asia. We are basing our first efforts in this region in Ho Chi Minh City in south Vietnam, not far from the southern provinces of China.
Vietnam today is a vibrant, growing country that has made much progress since the conflicts of decades ago. However, there is still significant need in the rural provinces away from the major cities where the development has centered. Vietnam is also a very culturally rich and diverse country with 54 ethnic minorities, most of whom live in these rural areas.
Our first project in Vietnam now underway is providing heart surgery to children from poor families in the Mekong delta, including ethnic minority children only a few short miles from the Cambodian border. We are in discussions now to expand our efforts into other rural locations in south and central Vietnam.
Looking ahead, our vision is to open a home near our partner hospitals for the children and families to stay when they travel to the ‘big city’ from their rural homes for medical treatment. This will also afford our local staff the opportunity to better minister to the needs of the children and their families.
We are excited about the possibilities before us, and we invite you to join with us as we continue New Day’s “journey of hope” across borders and into new frontiers.