Through this project we hope to give children an opportunity to have a future. Funds raised will be used to help orphanages provide the necessary healthcare for these children in addition to sheltering and caring for them. Funds will also be used to buy school supplies, clothing, and provide an education to these children.
There are 21.6 million people in Vietnam living in rural poverty. The only way they can rise from their current living conditions is by attaining a good education. However, many children are unable to because of lack of money. Their families cannot afford to keep their children in school and they need to beg in the streets. Please consider sponsoring a child and helping them escape poverty. A donation of only $60 will allow a child to stay in school for an entire year.
Once every summer, a group of doctors, health professionals, and student volunteers from M.E.M.O. travel to rural Vietnam to hold free health clinics in villages. We conduct preliminary needs assessments, administer vitamins for the severely malnourished population, treat patients to the highest ethical standard, and sponsor referrals to those with needs beyond our capabilities. It is during this mission trip that we see our programs (Dental, Heart, Hope, Scholarship) reach fruition, thanks to the dedicated MEMObers throughout the year, those who attend the mission, and doctors who dedicate their expertise as well.
MEMO collaborates with Red Cross VN to hold free clinics in the rural villages of Vietnam for 3-4 days during the mission. Trained M.E.M.O. volunteers may have the privilege to help in the following stations:
– Crowd Control
Applications are sent out by M.E.M.O. Non-profit. Approximately 35 students from all three chapters (UCI, UCLA, UCSD) are selected to attend the mission. Interviews are usually held in mid-February, and decisions will be made soon after. The “accepted” list is subject to change at any time; we look for members who consistently participate throughout the year.