Maison Chance is a Non Governmental Organization officially recognized by the Vietnamese authorities in 1998. It is a springboard for orphans, street children, disadvantaged people and physically handicapped people in the country. At Maison Chance, t... Read more
Maison Chance is a Non Governmental Organization officially recognized by the Vietnamese authorities in 1998. It is a springboard for orphans, street children, disadvantaged people and physically handicapped people in the country. At Maison Chance, the saying "Give A Man A Fish, Feed Him for A Day. Teach A Man to Fish, Feed Him for A Lifetime" is practiced every day. We provide housing, health care, education and vocational training, and a place where the under-privileged children and the disabled can study and work. It also offers them the means to facilitate their rehabilitation and their reinsertion into social life.
Maison Chance is a story of love between a Swiss girl traveling across Asia in 1993 and a young Vietnamese boy who was seriously unwell.
During her journey, Aline Rebeaud accidentally arrived at a psychiatric hospital south of Vietnam where she met the 12-year-old boy, Thanh. With serious health problems, Thanh was in a terrible state and given just a few days to live. Unable to accept this, Aline took Thanh to another institution where he received more appropriate care.
For three months Aline looked after Thanh, and during this time crossed paths with many people with disabilities treated like outcasts and ignored by society. To help them, she extended her stay, rented an accommodation and welcomed them under her roof.
Orphans and people with disabilities found shelter in her small house. Together they formed a big family, which the locals started to call "Maison Chance", the lucky house. Today, more than 600 people benefit from the social services of Maison Chance with ongoing projects in Ho Chi Minh City. Our ambition never stops growing - in 2018, a new social center opened in the province of Dak Nong, 300km away from Ho Chi Minh.
Whether you volunteer in Ho Chi Minh City or Dak Nong, you will find yourself immersed in the friendliest neighborhoods of Vietnam. Not only will you get to observe the way of life of the local Vietnamese, you will find courage and hope in a community of people who were dealt a bad hand in life. Volunteer in Vietnam with us to make a real impact on the lives of people who truly need help!