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Reach Vietnam
Magazine

Reach Vietnam magazine details our international development work in Vietnam and Southeast Asia. Issues feature in-depth articles on EMW programs, inspirational stories about our donors, staff and board members, information from our special events, and travel and culture articles about Vietnam. Published twice a year, the magazine is mailed to all donors who give at least $20 a year. ($100-plus donors also receive a hard copy of EMW's Annual Report.) To become a donor to EMW and receive mailed copies of Reach Vietnam magazine, donate online today. All issues are available for download in PDF format (Acrobat reader required) below.

Issue #12

Getting Ready to Learn: Raising the Bar on Early Childhood Education in Vietnam. Plus: Our interview with EMW donor Tatjana Soli, best-selling author of novel The Lotus Eaters; A look back at the first-year of the Life is Beautiful campaign which raises awareness and funds for people with disabilities; a special message from our CFO on EMW's transparency in financial reporting; our recent donors; and more.

Published May 2011.

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Issue #11

Leave No Mind Behind: EMW's Comprehensive Approach to Education. A well-educated workforce is essential to power Vietnam’s development - EMW’s comprehensive approach to education delivers real solutions. Plus: An article on how volunteers bring their skills and passion to EMW; a tribute to EMW's Board Chair for twenty years Dr. Peter A. Singer; a look at the way the Albatros Foundation, a Geneva-based family foundation, makes choices on how to give; and a special column by Washington Governor Christine Gregoire who recently attended an EMW-built school opening.

Published November 2010.

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Issue #10

The Business of Clean Water: Could EMW's Clean Water and Sanitation program benefit by being turned from a traditional development program into a true social enterprise?  Plus: EMW's new partnership with OneVietnam.org, a global online network aimed at connecting the Vietnamese community; a report on two groups who went to the rugged central highlands province of Kon Tum to volunteer at the EMW- built Kon Ray Ethnic Minority Boarding School;  a profile on EMW Board Member Tom Low and his wife Dr. Priscilla Joe, who serves as a program advisor to EMW's neonatal program; and a profile on INAX Vietnam, a Japanese company and EMW corporate donor  giving back to communities in Vietnam.
Published February 2010.

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Issue #9

Reducing Infant Mortality in Southeast Asia: How EMW is bringing the success of our neonatalogy initiative in Vietnam to its neighbors Laos and Cambodia. Plus: EMW Dental volunteers make the program's success possible and a photoessay highlighting children who benefit from EMW programs.
Published August 2009.

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Issue #8

It Takes a Network: EMW's Support Network for People with Disabilities brings a holistic approach to improving life opportunities for Vietnam's disabled. Plus: Operation Healthy Heart redesigns its strategy to save more children with congenital heart defects; Singer Y Lan performs at EMW Gala in Ho Chi Minh City; Bob and Judy Wright are a California couple who embody the spirit of giving back. Published January 2009.

 

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Issue #7

Climate Change: Why Vietnam is vulnerable and what East Meets West is doing about it. Plus: Young people are giving back to EMW in many creative ways that don't involve having an income; Dan Knox, an EMW donor and veteran talks about the healing effects of humanitarian work; and, the Breath of Life program is taking the next effective step in neonatal health care. Published August 2008.

 

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Issue #6

Celebrating Twenty Years: A timeline of EMW's 20 years of service in Vietnam. Plus: EMW's Clean Water and Sanitation Program will triple capacity; The humanitarian ship USS Peleliu docks in Da Nang and works with EMW's Dental Program to deliver services to local children; and, Meet Barbara and Gil Kemp, dedicated donors to EMW. Published February 2008.

 

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Issue #5

Closing the Education Gap for Ethnic Minorities: EMW is building a new boarding school in Kon Tum Province for ethnic minority students. Plus: ohe Hue Cardiovascular Center brings new hope to central Vietnam;  Donor spotlight on HR2B Relocations, a corporate partner in Vietnam; Celebrating AIG's support for Operation Healthy Heart; and, a special photoessay on saving children with heart defects. Published June 2007.

 

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Issue #4

Keeping It Local: Two new kindergartens that EMW built in Hue come with a training program in community self-reliance. Plus: A new program funded by the Ford Foundation will help people with disabilities in Quang Ngai Province; and, meet Hannah, an extraordinary teenager whose mission to raise money for EMW brought her a special friendship with the young girl whose life she helped save. Published January 2007.

 

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Issue #3

Destination Da Nang: Pack your bags and head to Vietnam with East Meets West. Plus: Meet children from the Village of Hope, EMW's haven for disadvantaged children; Spotlight on Mel Potter, an EMW supporter whose passion and dedication helped bring a mobile dental clinic to Vietnam; and, EMW's newly completed dorms for medical students at Thai Nguyen University. Published September 2006.

 

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Issue #2

Stopping Traffic: EMW's ADAPT program saves young girls from a perilous future in the sex-trafficking industry. Plus: EMW is forming new partnerships to build new classrooms in Vietnam; An EMW donor returns to her birthplace in Da Nang and builds a school in honor of her mother. This issue includes EMW's 2005 Annual Report. Published April 2006.

 

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Issue #1

The Breath of Life: EMW's newborn care initiative will save the lives of premature infants. Plus: Young donors are thinking globally and acting locally and a travel essay on Vietnam's Halong Bay. Published September 2005.

 

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Seeking Photographers

Reach Vietnam magazine accepts photo submissions, especially for covers or special photoessays. All photos must be donated to EMW on a pro bono basis.

Please contact rachelle@eastmeetswest.org to discuss how you would like to get involved with this exciting publication about Vietnam and Southeast Asia.

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