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  • Vietnam


Since 1994, the Singapore International Foundation (SIF) has worked alongside Vietnamese individuals, communities and organisations to improve quality of life through the sharing of skills and knowledge.

Our Words on Wheels initiative sees a van transformed into a library visiting 10 rural villages in Hanoi, giving thousands of children opportunities to read and access the internet.

Partners like Keppel Land and volunteers like Gladys Ng hold storytelling sessions, help the children to read, or coach them in using the net.

Other volunteers have made multiple trips to work with their counterparts on improving education, social work or healthcare.

Dr Ong Kim Kiat, for example, leads a team of eight doctors to train medical professionals in Ho Chi Minh on the care and treatment of complex heart conditions in infants and small babies.

And through the SIF-Asean Student Fellowship, we welcomed to Singapore 56 Vietnamese students who were able to gain insight into the inner workings of the island, and share with their peers in Singapore their views and experiences.

If you’d like to learn more about our work in Vietnam or get involved, please email us at