Within the month of January and February 2022, the Australian Hospitality Alumni Network and partners successfully held the first AHA Connection Day at the Sofitel Saigon Plaza with the purpose of connecting opportunities for Australian Hospitality Alumni and Professionals in Vietnam.
Not only the event was able to attract a significant amount of hospitality and tourism experts, alumni and partners, the event organizing committee was also able to launch an online silent auction programme to raise fund for Operation Smile Vietnam. The money awarded comes from this funding activity will be donated to Operation Smile Vietnam to provide free surgeries for children and young adults in developing countries who are born with cleft lip, cleft palate, or other facial deformities.
Thanks to the continued support from our partners and friends, we were able to raise a total of VND 38,000,000 to provide free smile surgery for those children in need.
The AHA Vietnam would like to express our sincere gratitude to our partners for your support and donation regardless of a very challenging financial year due to Covid-19. Our heartfelt thanks to the donation from Zannier Hotels Bai San Ho, Legacy Yen Tu – MGallery, JW Marriott Phu Quoc and The Sailing Club Signature Phu Quoc, many more smiles have now been created which lead to brighter and happier lives for our children in Vietnam.
About Operation Smile Vietnam
Operation Smile is an international medical charity that has provided hundreds of thousands of free surgeries for children and young adults in developing countries who are born with cleft lip, cleft palate, or other facial deformities. It is one of the oldest and largest volunteer-based organizations dedicated to improving the health and lives of children worldwide through access to surgical care.
Operation Smile came to Vietnam as part of the normalization process between Vietnam and America. Since its first inception in 1989, Operation Smile has been providing more than 62,000 free screenings and medical treatments to Vietnamese children and families, bringing them new lives, hopes, and dignity. The organization also helps to train thousands of in-country medical professionals for future self-sufficiency purposes.
For more information, please refer the contact:
Social Media: Australian Hospitality Alumni Network Vietnam
Phone: +(84) 982 608 307