On August 15, 2020, in Hanoi, the Management and Sustainable Development Institute (MSD) in collaboration with civil society organizations organized a workshop to kick off the project “For a Vietnam with no one left behind amid the COVID-19" combined with gifts giving and educational communication on COVID-19 prevention for disadvantaged households during the COVID-19 pandemic in Hanoi. Representatives of companion organizations and representatives of households receiving support from the project attended the event.

– Time: 8.2020 – 12.2020

– Sponsor: UnitedWay WorldWide Organization, 3M Company, Community Chest of Korea (CCK)

– Project objective: The project “For a Vietnam with no one left behind amid Covid-19” aims to provide food and hygiene support packages, and COVID-19 prevention education for more than 400 households in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City, equivalent to about 1,000 – 1,200 beneficiaries. The total amount of the project’s funding is 78,500 USD, of which 50,000 USD comes from 3M Company and 28,500 USD comes from CCK.

– Outstanding activities of the project:

▪︎ Giving a support package including basic necessities and sanitary and epidemiological equipment to households in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City

▪︎ Education on prevention and control of the COVID-19 epidemic

▪︎ Organize Project Kick-off Workshop “For a Vietnam with no one left behind amid Covid-19”

▪︎ Organize a seminar on philanthropy and development trends during and after COVID

– Results of the project: MSD, collaborating with 15 civil society organizations, community-based shelters and organizations in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City directly visited and surveyed families in the most difficult areas in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City but have never been in contact with any support. Based on the survey results, we listed people who needed support and gave gifts, provided information to guide epidemic prevention and continued to accompany organizations in different activities to overcome the pandemic. After more than 3 months with 2 giveaways, the project “For a Vietnam with no one left behind amid Covid-19" organized 20 gift-giving sessions with more than 1200 gifts given to 530 households.


About the Institute of Management for Sustainable Development (MSD)

As a Vietnamese NGO, MSD is taking efforts to enable the environment for the development of the civil society sector and to promote the rights of marginalized groups, especially children, youth, women and people with disabilities. Currently, MSD is recognized as a leading organization in coordinating, supporting and providing capacity-building, training and consulting services to civil society organizations in Vietnam. In addition, MSD is also a professional organization that effectively meets the needs and interests of disadvantaged people, through organizing projects and supporting children, young people, women, the homeless, immigrants and people with disabilities in Vietnam.

About United Way Worldwide (UWW)

United Way was established to protect the health, and ensure education and financial stability for each individual in society. With the contributions of 2.9 million volunteers, the financial support of 9.8 million donors, and $4.7 billion in annual fundraising, United Way has become a non-profit organization that has the largest private investment in the world.

We actively engage with nearly 1,800 communities in more than 40 countries and territories worldwide, with the goal of creating comprehensive solutions that address the challenges facing communities. United Way’s partners include domestic and foreign businesses, non-profits, governments, civil society organizations, faith-based organizations, and leaders in the fields education sector, trade union, health care, elderly, students, etc. For more information about the United Way, please visit the website: www.UnitedWay.org or follow the Twitter accounts: @UnitedWay and #LiveUnited.

About 3M Company

At 3M, we apply science in a collaborative way to improve everyday life. With $33 billion in revenue, our 93,000 employees connect with customers around the world.

Learn more about 3M’s innovative solutions to the world’s problems at www.3M.com or via the @3M or @3MNewsroom Twitter accounts.

About Community Chest of Korea (CCK)

Officially established in 1998, the Community Chest of Korea (CCK) has attracted the voluntary participation of many people, becoming an important catalyst for promoting transformation in Korean society during the past 20 years. CCK leads the charity donation movement in Korea, achieving many achievements, actively innovate, cooperate and develop with many different partners, thereby making a difference in the community. CCK’s symbol: “The Fruit of Love" represents each individual, family and community in society. CCK’s vision is to join hands to build a society full of love.


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