Dear VA-NGO Network Members & Friends,
It is with deep sorrow that the board of VA NGO Network announces the passing away of James Do Ba Phuoc, one of our leading lights. Anh Phuoc was a pioneer in many fields and bravely blazed new trails:
- In humanitarian work in Vietnam after 1975 by bringing IT boot camps to train Vietnam youth into a skilled workforce for economic development of the country,
- As founding member of VN-Help, Pacific Links Foundation, VA-NGO Network and of the Nom Foundation.
In keeping with the family tradition of cultural contribution, he spearheaded the digital translation of Nom characters, the ancient Vietnam writing, into unicode and was one of the founders of the NOM Foundation, publishing a Nom dictionary on the internet.
His lifelong passion led him to continue the cultural endeavors while fully engaged with IT development in Vietnam.