Seeds of Change: In the Best Interest of the Children

Vinh Long: Monday-Tuesday, 28 February -1 March  2011 at Department of Training and Education of Vinh Long Province, No. 34, 3/2 Street, Vinh Long

Ha  Noi: Friday and Saturday, 4-5 March 2011, Ha  Noi Training College, 67B Cua Bac Street, Ba Dinh District, Ha  Noi

Hue: Wednesday and Thursday , 9-10 March 2011 at Center for Humanity Education Hue City, Nguyen Sinh Sac Street, South Vy Da Project Area, Hue City

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PedFACTS-Vietnam Instructor Development Course

  • Enroll your staff and volunteers to attend the PedFACTS-Vietnam Instructor Development Course; and/or
  • Enroll your caregivers and teachers to attend the PedFACTS-Vietnam First Aid Training.

PedFACTS-Vietnam Instructor Development Course is an adaptation to Vietnamese of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) Pediatric First Aid for Caregivers and Teachers (PedFACTS) program, aiming to provide the necessary skills for instructors to teach pediatric first aid.
PedFACTS-Vietnam First Aid Training provides caregivers and teachers the education and confidence that they need to effectively care for children. The initial PedFACTS-Vietnam training team consists of medical professionals and childhood education specialists with experience in providing health and safety training courses in the US and other countries: Dr Susan Fuchs, pediatric emergency specialist from the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), Anh Kim Tran of Pacific Links Foundation (PALS), and Dr Quynh Kieu of Project Vietnam Foundation (PVNF) all certified PedFACTS instructors.

Please click here for Vietnamese flyer on this training.


Enroll your staff and/or volunteers to attend the first PedFACTS-Vietnam Instructor DevelopmentCourse — a full 2-day training in November in Vietnam — and /or enroll caregivers and teachers to attendthe 1-day PedFACTS-Vietnam First Aid Training. Participants will receive the Instructor or Provider certificates once they have successfully completed the course.

Nov 4-5 in HCMC at Pediatric Hospital 2 (Bệnh Viện Nhi Đồng 2)

Nov 8-9 in Huế at VA NGO Resource Center, Khu Nam Vỹ Dạ Huế

Nov 10-11 at Bee Daycare, Hà Nội



Please register at

HEI Registration Members Non Members
Instructor Training $200 $300
Caregivers/Providers $50 $80

Registration costs covered course supplies, training materials, book and certification from AAP & the VA NGO Network.

Training to Instructors is offered to persons who must meet the following criteria:

  • Healthcare personnel or Individual with certification in CPR
  • Be willing to teach and participate in 4 Provider 1-day course annually (the Instructor certificate is good for 2 years, and evidence of teaching activities is required)

Training to Provider is offered to all caregivers including teachers, social workers, volunteers working directly with children, orphanage caregivers, etc.

Join our efforts to help save lives of young children: Be a Founder, Partner or Team of this unique Initiative

The Health Education Initiative (HEI) is a new program from the VANGO Network to complement the Network on-going Capacity Building Workshops (CBW).  The focus of the Initiative is on health education, with these components:

  • PedFACTS-Vietnam pediatric first aid training for caregivers and teachers based on PedFACTS for which the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) has granted Vietnamese copyrights to PVNF. The first PedFACTS-Vietnam training will be conducted in November 2010 in Hanoi, HCMC, and Hue.
  • Three (3) training centers, to be coordinated by a lead counterpart organization to deliver training to childcare givers and teachers. At each training center, the VANGO Network will provide an initial set of manikins and first-aid supplies. Through these training centers, VANGO Network member organizations can schedule training for your associates and volunteers.

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Dear Members and Friends,

At our regional meeting in Houston earlier this year, VA-NGO Board heard loud and clear from members about the need for enhancing health education to benefit children, and for collaboration towards gathering a library of health materials to be shared.

Our Capacity Building Workshop team has developed a curriculum of presentations to enhance essential skills for partners and staff of member organizations in Vietnam. With a broadened participation and new contributors such as speakers in the US and Vietnam from CPI, ICEVN, O1W, PALS, TCF, Trường Sư Phạm Mẫu Giáo and SDRC, we strive to offer value for your membership.

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