Aug 14, 2018

Projects Funded in Round II 2017

Thank you to everyone you helped fund and support Narrow The Gap Round II 2017, we are so grateful for your support and what it helped to do!

Here are some of the success stories from Narrow The Gap Round II 2017 that you helped to fund. We are about to launch Round II 2018 and hope you will continue to support us.



“Clean water for 50 poor households in District 8, HCMC” -

NPO responsible: FFSC

Running from November 2017 to June 2018, the Clean Water project was awarded VND118,207,000 by Narrow The Gap Round II 2017, and in just one year achieved their goals!

As well as successfully developing a water management system which is now run by the local community, they have introduced a water system for the community of Phát Huy Bình An Center/ Binh An Development Center including instilation of 50 500 liter water tanks and 50 20 liter water containers which provide water for 50 disadvantaged households.


"Psychological support for patients in Diagnostic and Orthopedic Trauma"

NPO responsible: Social Working Groups (Happier)

NPO Social Working Groups (Happier) were awarded VND150,000,000 by Narrow The Gap Round II 2017 and managed to reach their goals within a year!

Starting to implement their project shortly after being awarded funds by Narrow The Gap, Happier have organized 24 skills training courses for volunteers which included activities for children and parents in the local community.

Working specifically in the area of disease management, the project supported 429 children and their parents in fun, educational activities.


“Inclusive support for children with community-based development disorders at preschool age in Duc Linh District, Binh Thuan Province” 

NPO responsible: Thien Chi Center for Community Development

The Thien Chi Center for Community development was awarded VND150,000,000 in Narrow The Gap Round II 2017 and implemented their project from October 2017 until September 2018.

Almost completing their project they have implemented three training courses for teachers, developed and posted communications on developmental disorders to 20 kindergartens, opened training workshops for parents and build a treatment room for patients. They expect to complete the project on schedule, including full operation of the treatment room.


Narrow The Gap Round II 2018 is about to be launched and we hope you will continue to support the work that LIN Center for Community Development does with local NPOs helping to solve local community problems.

Your donations really do help narrow the gap, impacting on thousands of lives each year. Whatever the size of your contribution, $10 or $100, your support directly and indirectly changes the lives of individuals in local communities of Vietnam.

Together we can help narrow the gap!



May 24, 2018

Thanks to your support - Four projects have been funded!

Clean water is a basic human right.
Clean water is a basic human right.

Dear our wonderful supporters 

Thank you to everyone who has funded, shared, and gotten involved with Narrow The Gap - Creating shared value for 17 SDGs – we are always so grateful for your support!

Check this out: Our first round of Narrow The Gap completed last month. We've got the ball rolling! (Yay!) And here more: 

The first Pitching event of Narrow the Gap Community Program was on 8 April with the participation of nearly 100 people, including public audience, six NPOs, and 16 members of the evaluation committee of the project. Six projects participated in the 1st round 2018 to pitch their initiatives, and four of them were chosen. Here are four projects funded by Narrow the Gap, Round 1:

  1. "Safe Going To School" Project from Frogsleap foundation is targeted at elementary school children in Duc My commune, Can Long district, Tra Vinh province; people on Con Ho, Tra Vinh province. Through the activities of educational programs "prevention of drowning" and "prevention of child sexual abuse"; Give 100 life jackets to elementary schools. Build 2 water filters for Con Ho residents. Building a bridge for Con Ho people, the Frogsleap Foundation believes that students are trained on drowning prevention and child sexual abuse prevention, environmental awareness among students. The people have clean water that can be used in daily activities, people have safe bridge to go.
  2. The project "Empowering Ethnic Women Rights in Water Supply Project in Mekong Delta Region through Gender Promote and Raise Gender Awareness and Leadership Skills",by Rural Research and Development Center of An Giang University targets women and children under 18 years old in An Cu, An Hao Commune, Tinh Bien District, An Giang Province. The objective of this project is to (1) disseminate research findings on women's participation and empowerment in water management in the Mekong Delta to many stakeholders (local people, government, and NGOs); (2) Set up four committees called "Women, Water Initiatives Leadership (WWIL)" in four project areas, local women will manage the common well; (3) Empower women and girls through workshops / forums on gender issues in water management; and (4) Collaborate in researching and expanding the network to raise funds to share about gender equality in natural resource management, particularly in water management in the Mekong region.
  3. The project "Building Habits of Using Water Resources and Clean Hands for Students" by the Innovation and Community Connectivity Center targets 673 students and 59 managers and teachers in Vung Liem district, Vinh Long province. Through training activities on water saving and clean hand washing procedures; Construction of handwash; Build images, messages on the use of water savings, clean hands. The project would like to bring two gutters of handwash with the communication/instruction message to ensure 70% of hand washing properly; 80% use water properly when washing hands.
  4. The project of "Building psychological counseling center of Binh Trieu" of Friends for StreetChildren. The direct beneficiary community of the project consists of 400 primary school students aged 7-16 at the Binh Trieu school, more than 50 students are receiving formal study scholarships and 27 are living in Binh Trieu Shelter in Binh Trieu school. Indirect community are family of students and teachers, staff of the center. The main activities of the project include (1) Surveying and consulting room decoration; (2) Purchasing Materials and decorating the room; (3) Developing working Schedule, allocating personnel, and work agreements; (4) Training for teachers and staff; (5) Soft launching, official project implementation for the 2018-2019 school year. Expected results from the project activities are a psychological consultation room (30m2 area); A team of psychologists who consulted and supervised the results; Behavior change, and positive improvement for the children participating in the consultation.

We are indeed proud of this accomplishment yet we still have two more rounds to go together! At the moment, we still need to raise $2708 of $5000 that will allow us to fund and make sure the NPOs have the knowledge and resources they need to stay afloat and bring changes to many people lives in Vietnam. 

Early this month, we are very excited to get second round off the ground. We are therefore determined to meet and hopefully even exceed our goal, but we really can’t do it without you. Please consider making a contribution and pass our campaign on to as many people as you can and help us get the rest of the way there.

Your donation really do change thousand lives in Vietnam no matter big or small. Whether you contribute $10 or $100, your support will directly and indirectly benefits 1,000+ people in Vietnam. This means $10 or even only $1 will change life of one person and sustain social impact in the community!

Let's narrow the gap together! 



May 24, 2018

So excited to fill you in!

Community space at LIN's new home
Community space at LIN's new home

Dear Global Givers,

We’re off to a great start! Thank you so much for believing in us. We couldn’t have done this without you!

Thanks for all of your support thus far for our Build Home for Vietnam NPOs Thank you to everyone who has funded, shared, and gotten involved – we are always so grateful for your support!

We want to keep you posted on what we have accomplished so far:

Since March 2018, with your so far donation together with other sponsors support and special offer from the CirCO Co-working Space, LIN Center has finally moved to our new home at: 

CirCO Co-working Space, 1st Floor, H3 Building,

384 Hoang Dieu Street, Ward 6, District 4, Ho Chi Minh City.

Check out our first video update You also can find all of reports on our project page on the “report” tab!

Right now, we have 10 months left in campaign and we still need to raise $2684 of $3000 that will allow us to fund a new home that serves as a free, nurture community center which NPOs can use as needed - a physical office complete with a library, research center and room for LIN to conduct trainings, meetings and one-on-one consultations, host community networking events and also provide room for NPOs to use for their own operations.

With this new venue, LIN commits to support at least 5 free seats for non-profit organizations partners.

We are very excited to get this off the ground! We are determined to meet and hopefully even exceed our goal, but we can’t do it without you.Please consider making a contribution and pass our project with this link on to as many people as you can and help us get the rest of the way there.

Everyone needs a home and every your donated dollar counts! We’re doing this people! Thank you for everything!



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