Thank You! Over USD12,000 Raised for Charities

On Tuesday, May 5 (Giving Tuesday), the UNIS Hanoi community rallied together to take action and raise much needed funds to help feed and shelter Vietnam’s most vulnerable citizens.

Members of our community, young and old, took part in a virtual walkathon, a sponsored head shave and marathon thank you card project to write to health workers on the front line here in Vietnam.

As a result of collective efforts, almost USD13,000 was raised and money is still pouring in! The funds will be shared with the School’s Learning Service partners – Blue Dragon, KOTO, Blossom House and the Huong La Centre – as part of the School’s Emergency Relief Fund.

There’s still time to make a donation online (click here). Or students can bring in envelopes with their sponsored collections next week and the Advancement team will collect them from the Homerooms.

UNIS Hanoi Supports Kindness is Contagious Campaign

And our philanthropy doesn’t stop here! Viet Nam’s Ministry of Health, together with UNICEF Viet Nam has launched the Kindness is Contagious campaign, which UNIS Hanoi is supporting wholeheartedly.

The media campaign calls on adolescents and young people to be kind, tolerant and optimistic in the fight against COVID-19. Click here to learn more.

Operation Healthy Heart Doing Small Changes

On Friday, November 15 some members of the service group Operation Healthy Heart (OHH) along with Ms Amie Pollack representing Heart Vietnam, visited the 6 year old Lo Van Quyen at the Hanoi Heart Hospital. 

Quyen was diagnosed with a ventricular septal defect in his heart in 2018. In May 2019, he was reconfirmed about his heart defect at a rural hospital in the Son La region and recommended to be admitted in a hospital for surgery as soon as possible because his life was threatened. 

Thanks to OHH and Heart Vietnam, the surgery could happen and was a success. Quyen was released from the hospital on Monday, November 18. Now, he will be able to have a fully happy life back in his village.

OHH group is formed by young inspiring members in different grades, committed to helping sick and vulnerable children and families.This service group started by the graduated Linnea Niklasson, obtains the funds to sponsor the medical interventions with fundraising in different schools events and the Art Auction starting on December 2 is one of them.

OHH goal at the beginning of the school year was to sponsor the heart or pulmonar surgeries of three kids and so far we save one life. 

We are very thankful for the support of the UNIS Hanoi community and we hope hope the community will keep supporting this group. OHH will keep working hard towards, the good health and well being of the most needed ones. 

Operation Healthy Heart (OHH)