VANGO Network is coordinating an immediate response to the destruction caused by Tropical Storms Noul and Nangka.
These storms have wreaked havoc upon countless people, homes, schools, agriculture, and infrastructure. Weather forecasters expect continued rains and rising water levels for the next week, anticipating it to take months for the water to recede. Every year, Thừa Thiên-Huế experiences heavy rains, but never this early and never this bad.
Our mission is to lead effective collaborations and strengthen the humanitarian, cultural, and development work by delivering capacity building workshops to underserved communities.
The basic principles to guide our endeavor are transparency, accountability, effectiveness, and sustainability.
Our program activities and specific programmatic elements are designed to promote a combination of these principles. The selection of these principles is itself derived from our deep belief that these pillar principles provide the common higher ground for engaging our communities here in the US as well as in Vietnam towards the development of a just and thriving society.
The VANGO Network has 4 interconnected primary goals aiming to improve our collective ability to assist the people of Vietnam through engaging our stakeholders:
Capacity Building: Strengthen our own organizations, including the Network organization, which are dedicated to improving the lives of disadvantaged Vietnamese.
Interorganizational Communications & Community Awareness: Build strong ties between our organizations to share information, to collaborate on projects & community-building activities and to raise the Vietnamese American community awareness in its impacts through effective charitable efforts.
Advocacy: Build an organized representation so that VA NGOs as a sector can effectively work with the US and Vietnamese governments, funders and international partners on the policy-level so to foster diaspora philanthropic contributions towards the development in Vietnam.
Partnership: Engage our Vietnamese counterparts to bolster common heritage ties and build the foundation for sustainable improvements in the livelihood of communities.
News & Updates
- Some updates about the disasters in Central Vietnam, Oct 2020Here’s some of what our team in Central Vietnam have been up to in response to the recent disasters in Vietnam.
- WE NEED YOUR HELP: Back-to-back Tropical Storms Noul and Nangka slam into Central Vietnam with no time for recovery, leaving many dead, injured, or missing and poor access to basic necessitiesSummary of Tropical Storms Noul (September) and Nangka (October) Our staff and volunteers are sending us updates about the tropical storms that have devastated Thừa Thiên-Huế over the past four weeks. With heavy rains, high speed winds, flooding, and landslides,…
- Tropical Storms Hit Thừa Thiên-Huế Harder Than Usual, Help Needed For Home RepairsUPDATE: A second tropical storm has devastated the region. Please see our new post with updates on help needed for our communities and where we’re focusing our efforts.
- Songs of Strength: Dialogues in Immigrant Perspectives Through ArtPresented by the Vietnamese American Non-Governmental Organization (VANGO) Network in partnership with PIVOT, DVAN, and UNAVSA, “Songs of Strength-S.O.S.” is a series of online workshops with Vân-Ánh Võ and the Blood Moon Orchestra featuring dialogues with a variety of artists…